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    Thumbs down Convert between deb and rpm with Package Converter 3

    Welcome All ,

    I made for you an easy front-end for alien called Package Converter .

    Alien is a program that converts between Red Hat rpm, Debian deb, Stampede slp, Slackware tgz, and Solaris pkg file formats. If you want to use a package from another linux distribution than the one you have installed on your system, you can use alien to convert it to your preferred package format and install it. It also supports LSB packages.
    With this application you will be able to convert between [ deb , rpm ,tgz , lsb, slp, pkg] , with all alien options supported .


    Wiki Page : http://code.google.com/p/foxoman/wiki/PackageConverter

    Dependency :



    • alien
    • fakeroot

    Standard feature :


    • convert between deb , rpm ,tgz , lsb, slp, pkg
    • support alien options
    • easy GUI

    New in Release 3.0.0.2 :


    • New GUI .
    • More Option support ( Now it support all alien options ) .
    • tips and captions to help you to understand the options .

    Screen-shot :



    Download : RPM | DEB


    How To use : start up the application
    Code:
    Applications --- System Tools ---- Package Converter
    Simply select your package file you want to convert , and select the folder you want to save the result file to. Then , select package type you want to convert to .

    Video Tutorial

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV2D1...response_watch

    Thanks to gotbletu

    If you want to use the options , hover the mouse over each option and a yellow pop-up will show up to explain it's uses .

    Known-bugs :

    • File path and folder path should not contain any spaces otherwise the conversion will fail .

    Example : /home/romance/untitled folder/opera.deb


    I don't really sure if this is an alien fault or my GUI .!!

    • Package Converter 3.0.0.2 message window won't scroll issue-2

    You can copy the output MSG by clicking inside the output window then click
    CTRL + A + C
    Wait a few seconds before clicking on C


    • If want to use description option use double quote IE : "Package converter is blah blah ..." otherwise the conversion will fail .


    The-End
    Last edited by foxoman; July 29th, 2009 at 10:58 PM.

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    Re: Convert between deb and rpm with Package Converter 3

    Moved from Tutorials & Tips to General Help, since this isn't a tutorial.

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    Re: Convert between deb and rpm with Package Converter 3

    Quote Originally Posted by jacobmp92 View Post
    Moved from Tutorials & Tips to General Help, since this isn't a tutorial.
    Thanks jacobmp92

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    Re: Convert between deb and rpm with Package Converter 3

    Updated !

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    Question Re: Convert between deb and rpm with Package Converter 3

    Are there any issues with Licenses when converting pkgs or Can you Convert Any pkg like opera or does it have to be a pkg with "GPL" Licence etc.
    Or are the Licences to do with other issues like changing things inside the Software etc..
    Thanks AnyOne.

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