On 12/05/2007 03:10 PM, Alex Lancaster wrote:
>>>>> "ZP" == Zdenek Prikryl writes:
ZP> Hello, I would like to ask you, why was a package "alien" removed
ZP> from RH distros? Alien is a program that converts between the
ZP> rpm, dpkg, stampede slp, and slackware tgz file
ZP> formats. (http://kitenet.net/~joey/code/alien/
I think it was removed a long time ago before Fedora (I think maybe
back in the Red Hat 8 or 9 days, perhaps?), it's not even listed as
orphaned in the PackageDB:
gives a 404.
There's no reason it couldn't be readded, AFAICT, if you wanted to
become a contributor to the Fedora package collection:
Last time included in RH, was EL 2.1
PLD and OpenSuSE have RPMs, TurboLinux also. If someone wants to include
alien, PLD specfile might be a good starting point...