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From: Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@×××××××××××××××××××.net>
To: Jayson Garrell <kyi@×××××××××.net>
Cc: Gentoo Dev <gentoo-dev@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RPM installer for Gentoo
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 20:40:40
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] RPM installer for Gentoo by Jayson Garrell
1 Jayson Garrell wrote:
2 > On Tue, 2003-08-26 at 12:16, Andrew Gaffney wrote:
3 >
4 >>Is their currently a script/program out there that will install an RPM
5 >>onto a Gentoo system? I'm not talking about 'rpm --nodeps -i file.rpm'.
6 >>I mean a program that will parse the RPMs dependencies and then use
7 >>portage to try and satisfy those dependencies, write a dummy ebuild,
8 >>then use portage to install it. Yes, I know RPMs are the spawn of Satan.
9 >>No, I do not need this program for myself. I just think it would be an
10 >>interesting project.
11 >
12 >
13 > I remember using a program in Debian called 'Alien'. It would convert
14 > rpm's into .deb, .tar.gz, or convert to .deb install the package and
15 > remove the .deb it created. It could probably be extended to do the same
16 > to create .ebuild's.
17 >
18 > I'll download the sources and take a look.
20 Yes, but can Alien install dependencies using Portage? That would be the
21 aim of this project.
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24 Andrew Gaffney
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Re: [gentoo-dev] RPM installer for Gentoo Mike Williams <mike@××××××××.uk>