On 12/05/2007 05:19 PM, Zdenek Prikryl wrote:
> I think it was removed a long time ago before Fedora (I think
> back in the Red Hat 8 or 9 days, perhaps?),
Hmm after little investigation I found, that convert deb, tgz, slp to rpm isn't
problem. But reverse conversion is big problem. For example, if I want to
convert rmp do deb, I have to have installed dpkg[-dev] and debhelper, which are
debian packages for creating deb files. All of those packages aren't in fedora
So, question is, if one-way conversion is a sufficient reason to create alien
package. Other solution is create another package (like deb in OpenSUSE) which
contains those debian packages and make alien dependant on this new package. Or
let alien be forgotten henceforth.
I think you start with one-way version (if you like) and try to get the
missing links into Fedora as well and then switch your alien pkg to
rebuild and/or use the missing bits...
Else, get the deb bits into Fedora and afterwards alien itself... Which
sounds for me like the best idea....