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|Short description=Converts between different free software packaging formats
 
|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
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|Is High Priority Project=No
|Component programs=
 
|Homepage URL=http://kitenet.net/programs/alien/
 
|VCS checkout command=
 
 
|Computer languages=Perl
 
|Computer languages=Perl
|Documentation note=
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|Decommissioned/Obsolete=No
|Paid support=
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|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=No
|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
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|Version identifier=8.95
|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Version date=2016/10/16
|Last review date=2004-03-25
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|Version status=stable
|Submitted by=Database conversion
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|Version download=http://kitenet.net/programs/alien/alien_https://sourceforge.net/projects/alien-pkg-convert/files/latest/download?source=files8.44.tar.gz
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|Version comment=8.95 stable released 2016-10-16
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|Test entry=No
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|Last review by=Bendikker
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|Last review date=2018/04/20
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Version identifier=8.44
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|Is GNU=No
|Version date=2004-03-24
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|Version status=stable
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{{Project license
|Version download=http://kitenet.net/programs/alien/alien_8.44.tar.gz
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|License=GPLv2
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|License verified by=Janet Casey
 
|License verified date=2004-03-25
 
|License verified date=2004-03-25
|Version comment=8.44 stable released 2004-03-24
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Person
 
{{Person
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|Real name=Joey Hess
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Role=Maintainer
|Real name=Joey Hess
 
 
|Email=joeyh@debian.org
 
|Email=joeyh@debian.org
|Resource URL=
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Perl (Ref)
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|Resource URL=https://metacpan.org/release/Alien
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Ruby (Ref)
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|Resource URL=https://rubygems.org/gems/alien
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Debian (Ref)
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|Resource URL=https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/alien
 
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|System-administration=configuration
 
|System-administration=configuration
 
|Use=system-administration
 
|Use=system-administration
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{{Project license
 
|License=GPLv2
 
|License verified by=Janet Casey
 
|License verified date=2004-03-25
 
 
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|Prerequisite description=dpkg-dev
 
|Prerequisite description=dpkg-dev
 
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Latest revision as of 09:41, 20 April 2018


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alien

https://joeyh.name/code/alien/
Converts between different free software packaging formats

'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.





Licensing

License

Verified by

Verified on

Notes

License

GPLv2

Verified by

Janet Casey

Verified on

25 March 2004




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Joey Hess Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Perl (Ref)https://metacpan.org/release/Alien
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:joeyh@debian.org
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/alien
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://svn.kitenet.net/trunk/src/alien/?root=joey
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/alien


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Weak prerequisitedpkg-dev
Weak prerequisitedpkg
Weak prerequisitedebhelper (all for converting to Debian packages; Red Hat Package Manager (for converting to Red Hat packages)
Required to usePerl 5.004 or later




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