how to create a Debian package from an RPM package? “rpm2deb”

I moved the content to a wiki article, so this article is a little obsolete. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rpm_(software) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_(software) https://www.howtoforge.com/converting_rpm_to_deb_with_alien : alien -k … https://salsa.debian.org/perl-team/modules/packages/libdbd-oracle-perl/blob/master/debian/README Open questions: how to deal with dependencies specified within the RPM package? …

Linux package managers: permissions, user/group ownerships of files in a package

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dpkg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dpkg#Database: /var/lib/dpkg/… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rpm_(software) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rpm_(software)#Local_RPM_installation_database: /var/lib/rpm/… https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/634/what-are-the-pros-cons-of-deb-vs-rpm RPM based environments support verifying and resetting permissions and user/group ownerships of files in a package: https://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/reset-rhel-centos-fedora-package-file-permission.html – https://ashok-linux-tips.blogspot.de/2011/12/how-to-reset-permissions-of-installed.html https://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/16238.html But what about Debian based ones? On Debian there is a file for every (installed) package: /var/lib/dpkg/info/package.list That file only includes filenames and directory names (and no details at all). Directories… Continue reading Linux package managers: permissions, user/group ownerships of files in a package