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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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