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Group :: Archiving/Other
RPM: alien

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Name: alien
Version: 8.95
Release: alt8

Summary: Install Debian and Slackware Packages with RPM

Group: Archiving/Other
License: GPL

Packager: Vitaly Lipatov <lav at>

BuildArch: noarch

# Source-url:{name}_%version.tar.bz2

Source: %name-%version.tar
Patch: %name-Makefile.PL.patch
Patch1: alien-dpkg-tar.xz.patch
Patch2: alien-alt-plaintext-scripts.patch

# Automatically added by buildreq on Mon Feb 13 2006

BuildRequires: perl-devel perl-podlators

# ar from binutils needs for deb unpack

Requires: /usr/bin/ar

Alien allows you to convert Debian, Slackware and Stampede Packages
into RPM packages. It can also convert RPM packages into Slackware,
Debian and Stampede packages.

This is a tool only suitable for binary packages.

It is recommended install dpkg package to full dpkg support.

%patch -p2
%patch1 -p2
%patch2 -p2

%perl_vendor_build INSTALLMAN1DIR=%_man1dir INSTALLMAN3DIR=%_man3dir

%perl_vendor_install VARPREFIX=%buildroot



Full changelog you can see here

design & coding: Vladimir Lettiev aka crux © 2004-2005, Andrew Avramenko aka liks © 2007-2008
current maintainer: Michael Shigorin