Converting RPM packages

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net
Tue Jan 2 21:56:36 GMT 2007


For Lightscribe on Edgy, check this thread out:

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=322829

Suggests a workaround to "fool" Edgy into thinking it is Dapper for the sake 
of Lightscribe disks via chroot.  Has all of the instructions for installing 
*.rpm files as well.  I will be employing this soon for my Edgy system to see 
if it works.

Larry

On Tuesday 02 January 2007 16:47, Grumpy wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 January 2007 14:19, claydoh wrote:
> > On Tuesday 02 January 2007 4:04 pm, Grumpy wrote:
> > > > First off, the software will not work in Edgy, but does work in
> > > > Dapper (unless they have released a newer version of the lightscribe
> > > > software)
> > > >
> > > > In Konsole, cd to the directory containing the rpm files
> > > >
> > > > i.e.:
> > > > cd ~/My_RPM_dir/  ##the '~' is a shortcut /home/<your-username>
> > > >
> > > > then issue this command :
> > > > sudo alien --scripts bla-xxxx.rpm  ##substitiute the name of the rpm
> > > > file here
> > > >
> > > > Then install the resulting deb files as usual:
> > > > sudo dpkg -i bla-xxxx.deb
> > >
> > > Yeah I see what's happening I get a segfault
> > >
> > > --
> > > Registered Linux Mangler #003
> > > Some people lean from books
> > > some people learn fro experience
> > > and some people just keep peeing on the electric fence
> > > Will Rodgers
> >
> > It was compiled using "older" libraries that Edgy does not use, but other
> > distros may include as a "compatibility" package. The software did not
> > work in Fedora Core 6 for me either. I installed Dapper in a dual boot on
> > this machine just to see if it worked, and it did :)
>
> no biggie I'm dual booting Mandriva 2007 on this box
>
> > http://www.claydoh.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=19
> >
> > :D
>
> --
> Registered Linux Mangler #003
> Some people lean from books
> some people learn fro experience
> and some people just keep peeing on the electric fence
> Will Rodgers



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