Re: rpm and Debian
From: dircha (dircha_at_dircha.com)
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 00:58:58 -0500 To: email@example.com
> Can I use rpm command to access deb DB?
rpm is available in the Debian package of the same name (rpm). However,
any packages you install with the rpm command will not be managed by the
Debian package management system. .deb is the native package format of a
You can attempt to convert .rpm packages to .deb packages using the
tools available in the alien package. However, conversion will not
always be successful and may not produce the results you expect.
It is best to install software on your Debian system from .deb packages.
If you can not locate a .deb package for the software you wish to
install in the official Debian repositories , you can also try
apt-get.org  for third-party apt repositories of all types or
backports.org  for third-party apt repositories for the stable
If you need assistance configuring your system to install software, feel
free to consult the Debian manual , search the list archives , or
ask here on the list.
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