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Old 10-21-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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How best to install deb package


I am trying to install Scratch (Scratch Website) for an edX course I am taking. It only comes in a deb or rpm. I tried deb2pkg and alien commands but both are saying they do not exist.

I do not want to mess up my install if I can help it. I am not sure the best way to go.

Thanks for advice and tips!
 
Old 10-21-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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Why don't you use an rpm package? rpm2tgz comes with stock Slackware. Bear in mind that you'll still need squeak. See http://scratch.mit.edu/forums/viewtopic.php?id=69467
 
Old 10-21-2012, 12:03 PM   #3
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Thanks. I should have thought about the rpm. Missed the squeak part, thanks for the catch on that. I'll do a little more checking and see what I can do. I appreciate getting pointed the right way
 
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src2pkg /path/to/package.deb
 
Old 10-21-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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I am trying to install Scratch (Scratch Website) for an edX course I am taking. It only comes in a deb or rpm.
Some time ago, I was looking for appropriate drivers for a pair of Brother printers (one laser printer, one printer/scanner combo). The Brother website only offered DEB and RPM packages to download. I chose the RPM drivers, converted them with rpm2tgz and installed them using installpkg. Had to make a few minor adjustments, but I'd say RPM is the format you want.
 
Old 10-21-2012, 12:38 PM   #6
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The rpm worked but now I have to get the squeak part. After reading the steps and since I have this on my windows machine, quite frankly, the heck with it... I do appreciate the help though.

I read the Scratch site too quickly and thought all I needed was in the rpm. This is one of the "not worth it" things in my opinion. I'll just finish that assignment in windows.

Next week they start C so I am all set for that

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