[Slackbuilds-users] Converting other packages to .tgz

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Mon Jun 1 17:54:23 UTC 2020

On Tue, 2 Jun 2020, Klaatu wrote:

> When I use a .deb file as source, it's usually because the latest RPM is
> Fedora and requires a very recent libc or libc++ (or similar) that my
> Slackware box doesn't have by default. The .deb packages I find seem to be
> more conservative, whether for Debian or Ubuntu LTS.
> My first response to that is to look for an RPM from CentOS or RHEL, which
> also 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.


Thank you both for your thoughts but that still leaves half my question
unanswered. Using .deb sources rather than .rpm sources tends to be more
compatible with slackware, so why isn't there a deb2tgz?



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