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Re: Package alien



Patrice Dumas <pertusus <at> free.fr> writes:
> The target for dpkg are not casual users, and casual users won't use it
> anyway. In %description, I put
> 
>   dpkg and dselect will certainly be non-functional on a rpm-based system
>   because packages dependencies will likely be unmet.
> 
> It may admitedly be enhanced, to say something like
> 
>   dpkg and dselect will certainly be non-functional on a rpm-based system
>   because packages dependencies will likely be unmet, and in any case 
>   you are likely to trash your system if you install packages using
>   dpkg.

I think you should not only say what does not work, but also what does work, so 
people know why you're packaging them in the first place, e.g.:

dpkg and dselect are provided to allow converting between package formats with 
alien and installing Debian or Debian-based distributions in a chroot for 
virtualization. They are NOT intended to be used to manage packages within your 
Fedora installation, and attempting to use it that way will not work and may 
even break your system!

        Kevin Kofler


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