convert and install rpm and other packages
Alien allows you to convert LSB, Red Hat, Stampede and Slackware Packages
into Debian packages, which can be installed with dpkg.
It can also generate packages of any of the other formats.
This is a tool only suitable for binary packages.
beezza wrote:What should I know before moving from ubuntu to debian? I am currently using ubuntu and have been for about 4-5 months. I want to move onto something a bit more difficult and closer to a "true linux" as I hear it. But what are the things I should know? I know the common terminal commands and have done my fair share of trouble shooting on my ubuntu machine. Since it is debian based I figured it will be similar but anything special I should know?