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RE: FW: [Axiom-developer] Important! Cannot Install on Fedora

From: Page, Bill
Subject: RE: FW: [Axiom-developer] Important! Cannot Install on Fedora
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 20:18:13 -0400

On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 7:28 PM Camm Maguire wrote:
> ...
> Bill Page wrote: 
> > I don't know much about Debian, but I understand that there is
> > some utility for accessing Debian products on "alien" linuxes.
> > Has anyone tried using this approach to install Axiom on other
> > platforms?
> > 
> The alien program can convert the .deb to a .rpm, which should
> save everyone a lot of work I'd think.  One can even unpack a
> tarball from the deb -- details on request.

This is what I have tried so far on the
server (which is running RedHat 9). If anyone has some experience
with doing this and has some suggestions and explanations to
offer, I would greatly appreciate it!

First I go here

to download and install the 'alien' program from 'Latest source code'

Then I visit

click on i386, choose a mirror and download the *.deb file

I become root and then run

  # alien --to-rpm axiom_20050901-2_i386.deb

It gives me some warnings about omitting "scripts":

  Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package axiom: postinst
  Warning: Use the --scripts parameter to include the scripts.
  axiom-20050901-3.i386.rpm generated

Should I have used the --scripts parameter?

Now I can try a test run:

  # rpm -ihv --test axiom-20050901-3.i386.rpm

It tells me:

  error: Failed dependencies: is needed by axiom-20050901-3


Hmmm... I guess this sort of is working :) but where to go from
here? Should I continue to try to satisfy a dependencies like from Debian binaries?

Bill Page.

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