Re: OFFTOPIC: Re: RPMs :o(

Paulo F. Sedrez (
Thu, 21 May 1998 21:24:27 -0300

>Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 21:46:29 -0500 (CDT)
>From: Sean Kelly <>
>To: "Michael H. Warfield" <>
>Subject: OFFTOPIC: Re: RPMs :o(
>On Tue, 19 May 1998, Michael H. Warfield wrote:
>>Alex Buell enscribed thusly:
>>> I've just been given a .RPM - no tar.gz packages available :o( Is there a
>>> rpm to tar.gz converter out there?
>> There is an rpm2cpio utility on readhat which will take an rpm
>>file and extract its core cpio package. You can then use cpio to extract
>>the file.
>I've also seen a program called 'alien' which is a generic package
>converter and converts .deb's, .rpm's, .tgz's, and god knows what else :)
>You can find it in the LSM I believe.

Look at, there is a utility called
rpmtar-install, which converts .deb and .rpm to tar.gz, installs
and more...

Paulo Francisco Sedrez
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