[svlug] RPM to DEB

Justin F. Knotzke shampoo at cam.org
Mon Aug 26 10:29:28 PDT 2002


	Given that IBM is pouring money into Linux and porting many of it's
applications to Linux I decided to take a look at what they were

	The consulting firm I am working for does lots of e-commerce stuff
using IBM's Websphere and like products. Most of the development takes
place in Windows.

	I am hoping to buck that trend.

	However, I have a slight allergy to Red Hats and much prefer Debian.
The problem is that IBM has packaged _everything_ using rpm and is
intended for Red Hat.

	I have used 'alien' in the past to varying degrees of

	What is the best way currently, to install a rpm packages, something
as large and complex as DB/2, Websphere, Websphere Studio etc on
a Debian box? Is it best to try and install using rpm or is it better to
install using alien or some such conversion program? Or should I just
install *gasp* Red Hat?


Justin F. Knotzke
shampoo at cam.org
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