the 'which distro' question
Fri Mar 2 09:46:23 PST 2007
Net Llama! wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Mar 2007, Tony Alfrey wrote:
>> What do you think: does Portage know rpm?
> No. Just like RPM doesn't know DEBs and DEBs don't know RPM. They're
> packaging formats/systems, and they generally aren't aware of any other
> If you really want to use RPMs, then you're going down a road of pain &
> suffering by trying to use a distro which doesn't natively use RPMs for
> its packages.
I did expect that might be the case.
There's this thing called 'alien' that Debian puts out that I looked at
for a few minutes on Google that supposedly lets one install rpms on
debian-based boxes. Do you have any experience with that?
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