[Slackbuilds-users] Xerox printer driver: deb or rpm for conversion?
Donald R Laster Jr
don_sfw at dlaster.com
Mon Sep 3 22:13:30 UTC 2018
Slackware supports RPMs. This is from my 14.0 system:
RPM version 4.10.0
Copyright (C) 1998-2002 - Red Hat, Inc.
This program may be freely redistributed under the terms of the GNU GPL
The version in an old copy of "current" is 4.14.1, so it might be newer now. So you may be able to directly use an RPM file or use rpm2tgz. They key is the expect Linux Kernel and library versions.
Rich Shepard wrote on 09/03/2018 05:40 PM:
> Package maintainers re-package source code from .deb and .rpm packages.
> I'm considering replacing my HP 2550C color laser printer which needs repair
> with a Dell C1760NW. Web research taught me that since Dell and Xerox mated
> Dell renamed the Xerox Phaser 6000B series printer to the C1760NW. Since
> Dell provides drivers only for proprietary OSes, and Xerox also has a linux
> CUP driver this looks like the way to go.
> So, my question is which source (.dep or .rpm) would be the better choice
> to convert to a .tgz package? Both rpm2tgz and deb2tgz are installed, but
> I've no idea if both are equal.
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