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How to locate Alien/Package/Deb.pm?

Try to install alien without root. cd /tmp; mkdir alien; cd alien yumdownloader --destdir ./ --resolve alien for rpm in glob.glob("*.rpm"): rpm2cpio rpm | cpio -id cd usr; export PATH=./...
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Error while installing obs-ndi using alien | CentOS 8

I've a problem. When I tried to install obs-ndi for my obs-studio using alien. I've got an error (I've obs-studio installed on my PC) [mlodybukk@localhost Pobrane]$ sudo alien -i obs-ndi_4.9.1-1_amd64....
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I cannot install alien | CentOS 8

I've a problem with my CentOS. When I've tried to install alien (el7 package, because el8 isn't available), I got this error (My CentOS has Polish language) [mlodybukk@localhost Pobrane]$ sudo yum ...
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Converting .rpm to .deb using alien

I am trying to convert .rpm to .deb using alien command: sudo alien <name of package>.rpm But it's just create a directory that has the same name but never get .deb to install it There is no ...
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CentOS 7 - problem encountered with the set up of spec file during creation of RPM package

I'm aiming to translate a Debian package to an RPM package to install it on a CentOS Linux 7 (Red Hat). I used alien to accomplish it: alien --to-rpm --scripts --keep-version --generate debian_pkg.deb....
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alien conversion from deb to rpm on fedora 27

I find myself unable to convert a .deb package to .rpm to install it on fedora. I am not able to download the equivalent rpm file, so conversion is my only way out. I get this error after using the ...
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Using `alien` to install a rpm-package on Debian, or just install it with `rpm`?

Are there any reasons to use alien to install an rpm-package on Debian, or could I just as well just install the package with rpm?
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dpkg-deb: error: control directory has bad permissions

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 VM and trying to convert an rpm file to a deb file. When I run sudo alien --to-deb --scripts oracle-xe-11.2.0-1.0.x86_64.rpm I get this error dpkg-deb: error: control ...
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How to install cetoys on Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64

I am trying to install cetoys. The main Source Forge page provides a .src.rpm file. I downloaded it and ran: sudo alien -i cetoys-0-r4.src.rpm It produced the following output: (Reading database ......
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Problem when using alien to install Oracle SQL Developer

I am trying to use alien --scripts to make a .noarch.rpm file into a .deb file, however, it is not working. I am trying to install Oracle SQL Developer: I have downloaded the sqldeveloper-4.0.3.16.84-...
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Why does file ownership matter within an RPM or DEB package?

Context: I'm trying to convert a .deb package to .rpm using alien, I use this command: $ alien -r foo.deb but it complains thusly: > Warning: alien is not running as root! > Warning: ...
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How well does alien work for converting packages?

Is it feasible to build an RPM package and then utilize alien to create the DEB package rather than investing time in building a DEB package? Or do certain pieces not translate well?