LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Suse/Novell
User Name
Password
Suse/Novell This Forum is for the discussion of Suse Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-13-2005, 06:20 PM   #1
pafinator11
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Distribution: Debian Lenny, FreeBSD
Posts: 89

Rep: Reputation: 15
successfully install deb packages without using alien


Is it possible to successfully install a debian package on a suse distro? I would like to be able to use the main debian or ubuntu repositories on suse because they have tons of packages that many suse repositories dont and they all work.

Thanks i advance,
Paul
 
Old 11-14-2005, 02:58 AM   #2
heema
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Egypt
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 1,528

Rep: Reputation: 46
Re: successfully install deb packages without using alien

Quote:
Originally posted by pafinator11
Is it possible to successfully install a debian package on a suse distro?
No , debian used .deb packages and suse uses .rpm

you could convert a deb to rpm but its better to use the native rpm thats made for suse

Quote:
I would like to be able to use the main debian or ubuntu repositories on suse because they have tons of packages that many suse repositories dont and they all work.
why dont you use ubuntu instead then ?
 
Old 11-15-2005, 07:58 PM   #3
pafinator11
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Distribution: Debian Lenny, FreeBSD
Posts: 89

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I've just installed dpkg and it said it couldnt find the lock file (or something along those lines, it was a few hours ago i dont remember) and i copied that file from ubuntu and I successfully installed a .deb file but it causes more problems than its worth. It only recognizes what .debs you have installed so rpms already installed cant be considered dependencies. Not worth it.

I've always been a debian guy but debian has trouble with my sata hard drive and I cant get it installed. It successfully instaled on an IDE drive but the only extra IDE lying around is 10gb and 5400rpm so thats not good and debian has no amd64 distro. So I did install Kubuntu and it worked fine but its appearence was weird. Theres something wrong with the way the display is a lot of programs look like crap. I think its the fonts. I'll work on that this weekend.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alien converts to deb but they won't install fannymites Debian 2 04-17-2005 02:57 AM
using alien to convert rpm to deb. greythorne Ubuntu 2 04-13-2005 04:14 AM
DISCUSSION: Alien Packages and Linux Mirrors jeremy LinuxAnswers Discussion 0 02-06-2005 05:02 PM
how can install .deb packages in mdk9.1? DaesAgelmar Mandriva 1 08-25-2003 11:26 AM
Can apt4rpm use deb repositories or install .deb packages? raylpc Linux - General 0 08-18-2003 01:49 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:03 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration