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On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 11:19:04AM -0700, [email]jaretisshaw.ca[/email] wrote: | Our admin has a Redhat box set up and I would like to install | a suite of medical imaging tools that are composed of Debian | packages. Does Redhat support Debian packages (.deb)? No. | Out of curiosity, which distros support these packages? Does | Mandrake? RedHat, Mandrake, SuSE, etc. are all based on 'rpm' (the package format) and 'rpm' (the program to manage them). If (and I mean *if*) the programs in those packages are binary-compatible with the RH system, then your best bet is to use ...

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    Default Re: RedHat support of Debian packages

    On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 11:19:04AM -0700, [email]jaretisshaw.ca[/email] wrote:
    | Our admin has a Redhat box set up and I would like to install
    | a suite of medical imaging tools that are composed of Debian
    | packages. Does Redhat support Debian packages (.deb)?

    No.

    | Out of curiosity, which distros support these packages? Does
    | Mandrake?

    RedHat, Mandrake, SuSE, etc. are all based on 'rpm' (the package
    format) and 'rpm' (the program to manage them).

    If (and I mean *if*) the programs in those packages are
    binary-compatible with the RH system, then your best bet is to use
    'alien' to create an rpm package from the deb package.

    -D

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    Default Re: RedHat support of Debian packages

    On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 11:19:04AM -0700, [email]jaretisshaw.ca[/email] wrote:
    } Our admin has a Redhat box set up and I would like to install
    } a suite of medical imaging tools that are composed of Debian
    } packages. Does Redhat support Debian packages (.deb)? Out
    } of curiosity, which distros support these packages? Does
    } Mandrake?

    Both Redhat and Mandrake are RPM-based. AFAIK, the only systems that use
    ..debs are Debian, Debian-derived systems (Libranet, Xandros, Knoppix), and
    Fink (a package management system for MacOS X).

    As for installing .debs on Redhat, I have been successful in using alien to
    convert various Debian packages to RPM and have had no trouble installing
    them under Redhat. Then again, I haven't tried installing anything
    especially complicated, just QWT and Xerces. YMMV.

    } -surgin
    --Greg


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    Thus spake [email]jaretisshaw.ca[/email]:
    > Our admin has a Redhat box set up and I would like to install
    > a suite of medical imaging tools that are composed of Debian
    > packages. Does Redhat support Debian packages (.deb)? Out
    > of curiosity, which distros support these packages? Does
    > Mandrake?
    Neither Redhat nor Mandrake support the use of Debian packages. You
    could attempt to use 'alien' to convert the packages to RPMs, but that
    is just as likely to cause the programs to fail as it is for them to
    work. A Redhat machine may not have (and in truth will most likely not
    have) the same versions of dependancies, or the same package names, and
    thus the dependancies could become hosed.

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    The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst. -
    Harry Emerson Fos


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    On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 11:19:04AM -0700, [email]jaretisshaw.ca[/email] wrote:
    > Our admin has a Redhat box set up and I would like to install a suite
    > of medical imaging tools that are composed of Debian packages. Does
    > Redhat support Debian packages (.deb)?
    You'd probably have to ask Red Hat that question, but basically no. Your
    best bet will probably be to use the 'alien' package to convert them to
    RPMs.
    > Out of curiosity, which distros support these packages?
    [url]http://www.debian.org/misc/children-distros[/url]
    > Does Mandrake?
    No, other than via alien.

    Cheers,

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    Default Re: RedHat support of Debian packages

    On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 11:19:04AM -0700, [email]jaretisshaw.ca[/email] wrote:
    > Our admin has a Redhat box set up and I would like to install
    > a suite of medical imaging tools that are composed of Debian
    > packages. Does Redhat support Debian packages (.deb)? Out
    > of curiosity, which distros support these packages? Does
    > Mandrake?
    >
    No mandrake doesn't

    Try using alien to convert them to RPMs
    but be warned that it's still rather experimental


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