[Mageia-discuss] rpm compatibility

Oliver Burger oliver.bgr at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 10 11:44:30 CEST 2010

Sandro Cazzaniga <cazzaniga.sandro at gmail.com> schrieb am 2010-10-10
> Le Sun, 10 Oct 2010 11:22:06 +0200,
> Oliver Burger <oliver.bgr at googlemail.com> a écrit :
> > > RPMs for Ubuntu and Debian? WTF?!
Interesting way to quote someone...
Using my name and mail address to quote, what
"André Machado <afmachado at dcemail.com>" has written...

> Alien: Install Debian and Slackware Packages with RPM
Alien is a tool for converting RPMs to DEBs and vice versa. This may or may 
not work since you are using dynamically linked packages. So using packages 
build for another distro may work if they link against the sam lib versions 
and may not if they link against different lib versions.

OBS is something different. OBS uses virtual machines of the distro it builds 
packages for and so builds more or less "normal" packages for the distro.


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