I've been scanning through packages on Synaptic, and found some that piqued my interest - apt-rpm, yum, and alien.
I know of alien, I've even used it once before, but the other two caught my attention.
It made me wonder if, with them installed, could one add an rpm repository to the sources.list (And if so, would it just be rpm http://address
etc, or something else?) and what would be the compatibility?
Would Synaptic be able to handle it?
Would apt-get update/upgrade also hit rpm repositories, or would the yum package be needed? And if yum was used, would it be able to use packages from deb repositories.
And finally, what kind of caveats, aside from potential system and dependency problems, would one expect from using an rpm repository alongside deb ones?