[Slightly OT] Packaging question
wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Wed Mar 18 21:10:41 UTC 2009
My printer died on me and so I got a new printer, a Canon PIXMA iP2500.
My system recognised it, but steadfastly refused to print to it. I went
to the Canon site, but the only driver I could get for Linux was a
Fedora .rpm. I installed alien to convert it to a .deb, but that
baulked because it was for i386 not the amd64 that I have. So I unpacked
it (alien -g) and tried to compile it using my 64-bit compiler. Much
frustration later, still no driver.
Could anyone her point me to a (relatively easy) way to convert am i386
.rpm source package to a x64_64 binary .deb? Or do I have a nice new
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