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Old 08-16-2005, 10:35 PM   #1
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Adding a spice of Debian

I'm trying to "add a spice of Debian" to my Fedora 1 machine by installing dpkg, and would like to know where the "setup infos" for Fedora are--where the "top level" folder is, where the top-level system .deb files are (or I guess since it's RedHat, it would be RPM's, but can dpkg interlace settings with rpm?), all that good stuff. You guys who's been dealing with Debian probably knows what dpkg configures to best of anyone here.

Why do I need dpkg? I'm trying to install a "Linspire" version of my ISP software, which is, of course, a Debian package as Linspire is based off of Debian. While nobody guarantees that it will work, I have a better shot at making it work by trying to drop in dpkg and making it work, then using it to unpack the ISP software than I do to simply do nothing.
Old 08-16-2005, 11:41 PM   #2
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I believe there's a program out there called 'alien' which will convert .deb packages to .rpm - maybe that's worth a try?
Old 08-17-2005, 06:30 PM   #3
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Cool! I had thought about asking about something similar a few minutes ago! ...if only there was a way to convert .deb packages to RPM's or Tar-GZ's... ...with an Alien.


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