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Old 12-28-2005, 06:18 PM   #1
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trouble using Alien in FC4 to convert deb to rpm

hi. trying to convert netzero.deb to .rpm as Netzero is my ISP, and i'd like to keep it that way.

So I finally figured out how to successfully install some older version of alien with my FC4. (I'm a newbie.) The latest version caused me problems with dependencies that I couldn't get out of in 24 hours. (my rule of thumb at this point is that it each goal must be done in 24 hours in my learning of linux.)

I try to install with alien. and i get the following :

Examining /dosd/fed/netzero.deb
tar:control: Not found in archive
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
--Unpacking /dosd/fed/netzero.deb
--Automatic spec file generation
alien:rpm --showrc failed
Old 12-30-2005, 04:24 PM   #2
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I don't have Fedora or Netzero, but I googled and found this forum that may help. Or maybe one of the authors can assist you. They're using PCLinux...

Also, their post references this post at so you might search some more existing forums here.

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