[CentOS] creating centos rpm from deb with alien
Juan R. de Silva
juan.r.d.silva at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 04:12:59 UTC 2013
On Tue, 01 Jan 2013 22:26:50 -0500, Jason Pyeron wrote:
>> From: Juan R. de Silva
>> Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 21:50
>> I want to install GoldenDict on my fresh CentOS 6.3 installation. So
>> far I've not found any GoldenDict rpm files created for CentOS.
> Did you Google it yet? Lets assume yes and you found the many RPMs
> listed for fedora.
I certainly googled first. And yes, I did find many Fedora RPMs.
I'm coming from DEB environments and know little about RPMs. But even in
DEB environments you cannot, for example, safely install Ubuntu DEB on
Debian and vs.
I've read quite a bit of CentOS documentation too and found that it is
not advisable to install even RPMs created for different version of
itself. So, I concluded that Fedora RPMs are not suitable. Am I mistaken
>> What about creating rpm from deb using alien? Would it be safe to
>> attempt such install?
> Then your question should be what is the best way to install RPM x which
> needs the following dependencies because the RPM is assuming Fedora
> version X.
I've not thought it this way yet. Again just because I know that I can
use alien to create rpm from deb. The process that is more or less
familiar to me, while I have no idea if there is a way to use Fedora RPMs
Anyway, your notes were somewhat informational, and I thank you. I will
google the subject in the suggested direction and come (hopefully) with a
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