Re: Why RPMs?

On Tue, 12 May 1998, Andreas Kostyrka wrote:

> On Tue, 12 May 1998, Stephanos Piperoglou wrote:
> > I've been trying to install GNOME on my Linux system for quite a while. The
> > main problem is that most things won't compile out of CVS (I don't expect
> > them to) and that all the compiled versions or releases are in RPMs, and I
> > don't have rpm... Does anyone know if I can get RPM? I'm not sure how it
> > works and wether it will work on a system that is technically Slackware,
> > some way back in the depths of time, but practically of my own design? The
> > FTP site only has tarballs for CVS snapshots, which aren't much use to me.
> It will surly work. Just go to and fetch rpm.
> Only problem is, that rpm will not know anything about non-rpm-installed
> software.
You could also check out Alien, I dont know the URL, its at

It can convert Slack tgz to redhat RPM and Debian packages and Stampede

It's pretty good :)

> Andreas
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