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|Short description=Converts between different free software packaging formats
 
|Full description='alien' converts between the rpm, deb, Stampede slp, and Slackware tgz file formats. If you want to use a package from a distribution different from the one installed on your system, 'alien' will convert it to your preferred package format and install it. However, 'alien' should not be used to replace important system packages, like sysvinit, shared libraries, or other things that are essential for the functioning of your system. Many of these packages are set up differently by Debian and Red Hat, and packages from the different distributions cannot be used interchangably.
 
|Full description='alien' converts between the rpm, deb, Stampede slp, and Slackware tgz file formats. If you want to use a package from a distribution different from the one installed on your system, 'alien' will convert it to your preferred package format and install it. However, 'alien' should not be used to replace important system packages, like sysvinit, shared libraries, or other things that are essential for the functioning of your system. Many of these packages are set up differently by Debian and Red Hat, and packages from the different distributions cannot be used interchangably.
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|Homepage URL=https://joeyh.name/code/alien/
 
|User level=none
 
|User level=none
|Status=Live
 
|Component programs=
 
|Homepage URL=http://kitenet.net/programs/alien/
 
|VCS checkout command=
 
 
|Computer languages=Perl
 
|Computer languages=Perl
|Documentation note=
 
|Paid support=
 
|IRC help=
 
|IRC general=
 
|IRC development=
 
 
|Related projects=DebSync,ara,debfoster,gslapt-get
 
|Related projects=DebSync,ara,debfoster,gslapt-get
 
|Keywords=format,conversion,rpm,configuration,package,Slackware,debian,packaginf,redhat,stampede,slp,tgz
 
|Keywords=format,conversion,rpm,configuration,package,Slackware,debian,packaginf,redhat,stampede,slp,tgz
|Is GNU=n
 
|Last review by=Janet Casey
 
|Last review date=2004-03-25
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
 
|Version identifier=8.44
 
|Version identifier=8.44
 
|Version date=2004-03-24
 
|Version date=2004-03-24
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version download=http://kitenet.net/programs/alien/alien_8.44.tar.gz
 
|Version download=http://kitenet.net/programs/alien/alien_8.44.tar.gz
|License verified date=2004-03-25
 
 
|Version comment=8.44 stable released 2004-03-24
 
|Version comment=8.44 stable released 2004-03-24
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|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Submitted by=Database conversion
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|Submitted date=2011-04-01
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{{Person
 
{{Person
|Role=Maintainer
 
 
|Real name=Joey Hess
 
|Real name=Joey Hess
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|Email=joeyh@debian.org
 
|Email=joeyh@debian.org
 
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Latest revision as of 14:10, 22 March 2014

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alien

https://joeyh.name/code/alien/
'alien' converts between the rpm, deb, Stampede slp, and Slackware tgz file formats. If you want to use a package from a distribution different from the one installed on your system, 'alien' will convert it to your preferred package format and install it. However, 'alien' should not be used to replace important system packages, like sysvinit, shared libraries, or other things that are essential for the functioning of your system. Many of these packages are set up differently by Debian and Red Hat, and packages from the different distributions cannot be used interchangably.


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Download External-link-icon.png version 8.44 (stable)
released on 24 March 2004

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey25 March 2004



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
"Email joeyh@debian.org" Joey Hess Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://svn.kitenet.net/trunk/src/alien/?root=joey
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail mailto:joeyh@debian.org


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite dpkg-dev
Required to use Perl 5.004 or later
Weak prerequisite debhelper (all for converting to Debian packages; Red Hat Package Manager (for converting to Red Hat packages)
Weak prerequisite dpkg

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 25 March 2004.



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