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Re: Package alien



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:
> 
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/packages/name/alien
> 
> 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:
> 
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/Join
> 
> Alex
> 

Last time included in RH, was EL 2.1

http://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=alien&submit=Search+...

PLD and OpenSuSE have RPMs, TurboLinux also. If someone wants to include
alien, PLD specfile might be a good starting point...

-of


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