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Package Converter

Posted: 13 Dec 2014, 13:30
by blue4meridian
Salutations...

I have not noticed Package Converter (the front end for Alien) in the repository.

But I have seen it here... https://code.google.com/p/foxoman/wiki/PackageConverter

If this were in the repo (or in the Porteus default) I would not be posting requests.

Best Regards...

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Re: Package Converter

Posted: 13 Dec 2014, 19:21
by fanthom
maybe you could right mouse click on the .deb/.rpm and convert it to xzm using context menu actions?

Re: Package Converter

Posted: 13 Dec 2014, 20:32
by blue4meridian
Salutations...

I was hoping a source(rer) would post the front end of Alien.
Because only in total desperation would I turn to the "black" arts.
I have only bad memories of the "dark" ages before the GUI.

On a different note... it would also be nice to see Package Converter in the default menu.

Best Regards...

Re: Package Converter

Posted: 13 Dec 2014, 21:45
by francois
Packageconverter is a frontend for alien. It seems to be available only in the rpm and deb binary forms.
https://code.google.com/p/foxoman/downloads/list

Alien Slackware version is at:
ftp://ykbsb2.yk.psu.edu/pub/alien/alien-extra.tgz

To use alien, you will need several other programs.
- perl version 5.004 or greater
- rpms (the Red Hat Package Manager)
- dpkg, dpkg-dev, and debhelper (version 3 or above) on http://packages.debian.org
- bzip2 (for stampede packages)

Re: Package Converter

Posted: 13 Dec 2014, 22:39
by brokenman
I have only bad memories of the "dark" ages before the GUI.
As fanthom suggested, use your GUI right click menu. No black magic involved. From your file manager just right click on the rpm/deb file. There should be an option there to convert to .xzm. Unless you have a particular need to convert files into deb/rpm in Porteus, I see no reason this isn't suitable enough.

Re: Package Converter

Posted: 13 Dec 2014, 23:17
by blue4meridian
Salutations...

Actually... there is a good reason for Package Converter. Right click cannot convert tar.gz.
Alien can do this... however it is command line which means back to the "black" arts.

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