[Ubuntu-SG] how to convert rpm -> deb

SAMPATH KALLURI sampath at esp.epson.com.sg
Thu Jun 25 02:51:33 BST 2009

Hi Nick,

Thanks for replying,

I will try this and seek your help if needed.


Best Regards



From: Nick HS [mailto:nickhs at ubuntu.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-SG] how to convert rpm -> deb


On Wednesday 24,June,2009 05:47 PM, SAMPATH KALLURI wrote: 

Hi Ubuntu team,

It's nice meeting you all here. :-)


Kindly help me in resolving an issue.


How to convert .rpm package to .deb package without using alien.

Actually I have the source to build in .src.rpm format, I know how to
build .rpm file from this source but I don't know how to build in

Waiting for solution... help me out



S at m

Hi S at m,

The only way to convert a .rpm (even a source one) into a .deb is to use
alien. The other alternative is to build your own .deb from the source.
If the .deb is just for internal/personal use then you might want to use
checkinstall to create it, however there are many caveats with
checkinstall and it may not function correctly.

Thanks Nick

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