[Slackbuilds-users] Converting other packages to .tgz
joshuakwood at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 17:44:38 UTC 2020
On Mon, Jun 1, 2020, 12:42 Klaatu <klaatu at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> On Monday, June 01, 2020 08:11:43 AM Rich Shepard wrote:
> > I'm curious because core slackware provides a great utility, rpm2tgz, but
> > not one for .deb packages. Yet, a number of SBo packages download a .deb
> > convert it to .tgz for installation. Why the difference(s)?
> > Regards,
> > Rich
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> When I use a .deb file as source, it's usually because the latest RPM is
> and requires a very recent libc or libc++ (or similar) that my Slackware
> doesn't have by default. The .deb packages I find seem to be more
> whether for Debian or Ubuntu LTS.
> My first response to that is to look for an RPM from CentOS or RHEL, which
> tend to be conservative, but their repos just aren't as well stocked as
> Debian's, so .deb is often the best and easiest solution.
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If you look at the Google Chrome SlackBuild on /extra it shows how to deal
with .deb packages. There's really no need for a dedicated tool there.
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