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pafinator11 11-13-2005 06:20 PM

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

heema 11-14-2005 02:58 AM

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

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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 ?

pafinator11 11-15-2005 07:58 PM

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.


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