Ever needed to change an RPM to a DEB?

KGIII

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Well, you can. You can also convert it in the opposite direction. The tool for doing this is known as 'alien' and this is an overview:


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dos2unix

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I've had mixed results with this. It "usually" works, but not always.
 

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I've had mixed results with this. It "usually" works, but not always.
Me too. I actually mention that in the article. ;-)

NOTE: This won’t always work. The package you converted may not work, usually due to dependencies that can’t be satisfied. If it doesn’t work, you’ll have to look for other solutions.
 

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Started using it about 7 years ago - had a Dell printer (from 2005) that came with a CD and it had an .rpm driver on it. Found Alien and converted the driver to .deb - still running that printer.

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BTW If you search "Alien" and wizardfromoz, with our search facility, you'll see the occasions I have mentioned it over the last 4 years. :)
 
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