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SubjectRe: Announce: modutils 2.4.0 is available

On Fri, 5 Jan 2001, Erik Mouw wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 12:48:04PM +0600, Anuradha Ratnaweera wrote:
> > Why not DEB?
>
> Because Keith doesn't have a Debian system? He just provides the rpms
> as a service, he doesn't have to do that.

Of cource he doesn't have to do that. It is just nice to have all of them.

> Install the "alien" package on your machine and you will be able to
> convert between rpm and deb.

Alien does an excellent job in converting some packages, but for others
including pre/post installation scripts (with -c) conversion is not
perfect. The reason is not a problem with alien, but most RPMs assumes
(correcly) that the target system is `RedHat like'.

The reason I was looking for the debian package was to test 2.4 on a
"stable" debian system. If I install modutils from source, package
management system (dpkg/apt) will not know its existence.


Anuradha

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