View Full Version : Re: New Debian install: manual start notverybright, quite overzealous

Michael Carland
2005-08-05, 08:24
--- Patrick Dixon <Patrick.Dixon.1ta6kz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>

> I've just installed SS on ubuntu and I read that there is a package
> called 'alien' which will take an rpm and convert it to a deb. I did
> my install the manual way, but would the 'alien' approach work?

I've used alien before, and it works well enough. I can't remember if it
moves things to Debian appropriate places, but I don't think it does.

It's always nicer to have a real Debian package though. I've found a
Debian package tutorial, and started looking at the problem. Most of it
seems straight forward. There are a couple of things that will take a
little more thought. Should be a good learning experience.