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Alien
Computer languages Perl  +
Full description 'alien' converts between the rpm, deb, Sta'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.stributions cannot be used interchangably.
Homepage URL https://joeyh.name/code/alien/  +
Interface command-line  +
Is GNU false  +
Keywords format  + , conversion  + , rpm  + , configuration  + , package  + , Slackware  + , debian  + , packaginf  + , redhat  + , stampede  + , slp  + , tgz  +
Last review by Janet Casey +
Last review date 25 March 2004  +
License GPLv2 +
License verified by Janet Casey  +
License verified date 25 March 2004  +
Name alien  +
Prerequisite description Perl 5.004 or later  + , debhelper (all for converting to Debian packages; Red Hat Package Manager (for converting to Red Hat packages)  + , dpkg  + , dpkg-dev  +
Prerequisite kind Required to use  + , Weak prerequisite  +
Real name Joey Hess  +
Related projects DebSync + , Ara + , Debfoster + , Gslapt-get +
Resource URL http://svn.kitenet.net/trunk/src/alien/?root=joey  + , mailto:joeyh@debian.org  +
Resource audience Developer  + , Bug Tracking  + , Support  +
Resource kind VCS Repository Webview  + , E-mail  +
Revisionid 20,878  +
Revisiontimestamp 22 March 2014 14:10:33  +
Revisionuser User:Joeyh +
Role Maintainer  +
Short description Converts between different free software packaging formats  +
Submitted by Database conversion +
Submitted date 1 April 2011  +
System-administration configuration  +
Use system-administration  +
User level none  +
Version comment 8.44 stable released 2004-03-24
Version date 24 March 2004  +
Version download http://kitenet.net/programs/alien/alien_8.44.tar.gz  +
Version identifier 8.44  +
Version status stable  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 17 May 2014 02:02:06  +
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EmailThis property is a special property in this wiki. joeyh@debian.org  +
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