Converting RPM packages

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net
Tue Jan 2 23:55:41 GMT 2007


Response to my earlier post, I followed the How-to on the forum listed below 
concerning Lightscribe and am burning a label to my disc as I type....the 
drive light is on...I think this is a go.  For me this is another issue 
resolved in my conversion from (insert that other name brand) to Kubuntu.  I 
did not think this would be solved so quickly from when I first tried Kubuntu 
three months ago.

On Tuesday 02 January 2007 16:56, Larry Hartman wrote:
> 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 Dapper (unless they have released a newer version of the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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