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Debian Packages
« on: January 26, 2012, 04:11:55 pm »

I am not exactly a Vector or Linux newbie, but I cannot find any documentation for this.  Is there a way to install a Debian package onto a Vector system (package manager?) and, if so, how?  Thanks.
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Re: Debian Packages
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 10:33:43 pm »

I've been successful with converting debian packages in the past.
Not everything works, mind you.
Static apps are best. (Those that include all dependences internally)
None static apps often involve a lot on simbolic linking.

Here are some vids I did of some successfull ones but it will give you the idea.
Gizmo (no longer available)

Same principles for rpm packages...
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