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Old 07-04-2003, 08:57 AM   #1
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Question installation of debian program into R.H. style distro



Darn Dumb Debian Question .... if you have in one hand a Debian Installation file for a little program you have been looking for (in this case Chinese Chess in a GUI) ... and you want to put it into a SUSE 8.0 or Mandrake 9.0 OS ... what should you do?


Old 07-05-2003, 06:38 AM   #2
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From the dearth of replies, I assume that the two data-packages are completely inseparable, and one cannot be used to install into the other.

.. ... ....

OK ... that's how luck goes then ..

Old 07-05-2003, 08:31 AM   #3
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Two choices.
Search some more for either a software package for your distribution, or source code.
Or just give the package a try. Both Debian and Slackware have the RPM package manager available should someone want to attempt to install an RPM package. You would need to find the best way to install a Deb package. Does anyone use the Alien program anymore?
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I've used Alien to change a rpm to a deb successfully, so I imagine it will change a deb to an rpm easily.
Old 07-06-2003, 04:05 AM   #5
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Same here. I've used alien to change from rpm to deb. Worked a treat. Nver done it the other way, though.


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