I want to install binary packages from other distributions (debian, red hat,
etc.) but i don't see anyway to do that!
debian ... atm there is no way to do it automatically ... just do it by hand
redhat (well, all rpm based distros) ... `emerge rpm` and do it like normal
does the bug reporter feel his problem has been solved ?
does anyone think these kind of things need to be addressed ?
(after all, i dont know of anyone who tries to install .deb's on anything but
Yes. with the rpm you can install from red hat, and debian normaly install only
in debian, but what if i have a package in debian format that i want to install,
what if is other format not know?. I think the solution is include in gentoo the
alien package which take care about all of these.
*** Bug 4562 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
heh, does anyone wanna take a stab at creating something like this ?
i know i dont want to, plus i think seemant said it best
'why do we want to be like everyone else?' (or it was something like that ... i
dont log irc :P)
rpm will handle rpm-packages
i dont think we'll ever make a util to handle installin of .deb packages
since .deb packages are made with assumptions (binary locations, library
locations, filesystem setup, etc...), and in order to make gentoo compatible
with .deb setups, it would require us to mirror how debian does things (which
if gentoo does that, i'm going back to slackware ;])