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install alien on CentOS 6

Postby cccc » 2011/09/30 00:22:16

hi

Howto install alien package on CentOS 6
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Re: install alien on CentOS 6

Postby kmuzheri » 2011/10/01 10:30:06

One way to install software is to download the RPM packages for your platform eg Cent OS 6, i386 or x86_64. Using this approach you will have to manually handle dependency problems. For Alien, try to follow the link below:

http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/ ... 6.rpm.html

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install alien on CentOS 6

Postby pschaff » 2011/10/01 12:49:45

I gave up on alien years ago due to its problems with dependencies and other shortcomings, which may well be why none of the usual 3rd party repos supply it. It is far better to try to obtain a native package with proper dependencies specified for whatever software you require, or if necessary to create or rebuild one. If there is a specific package you need please ask about it in a fresh topic.
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Re: install alien on CentOS 6

Postby sieger007 » 2013/11/22 11:58:47

so far its all dependency quick sand . I wonder if someone actually succeeded in getting up and running and post his exp here
Code: Select all
error: Failed dependencies:
   debhelper is needed by alien-8.88-2.fc18.noarch
   dpkg is needed by alien-8.88-2.fc18.noarch
   perl(:MODULE_COMPAT_5.16.3) is needed by alien-8.88-2.fc18.noarch


error: Failed dependencies:
   dpkg-perl is needed by debhelper-9.20120909-1.fc18.noarch
   html2text is needed by debhelper-9.20120909-1.fc18.noarch
   perl(:MODULE_COMPAT_5.16.3) is needed by debhelper-9.20120909-1.fc18.noarch
   po-debconf is needed by debhelper-9.20120909-1.fc18.noarch
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Re: install alien on CentOS 6

Postby TrevorH » 2013/11/22 12:58:18

You cannot just take an rpm from a different distro (fc18) and install it on CentOS. At a minimum you need to take the SRPM and rebuild it on a CentOS machine and also rebuild all its dependencies...
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Re: install alien on CentOS 6

Postby sieger007 » 2013/11/22 13:13:10

Thanks that'd be the ideal way .On the quick
And dirtier side -I had luck with pdfedit
that I borrowed from Fedora
So gave it thumb shot.
Good luck is good because it doesn't not always
Happen
So - coming back ....any Guru wanting
to post his Mantra ?
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Re: install alien on CentOS 6

Postby TrevorH » 2013/11/22 13:24:28

Pointless installing a non-native pdfedit when a CentOS version is already available in the EPEL repository.
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Re: install alien on CentOS 6

Postby sieger007 » 2013/11/22 13:30:05

Point in the pointless.. I wil look around in my house before I head out to the store , again . Thank you
I'd be nice if someone who made this work speaks over here ...
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Re: install alien on CentOS 6

Postby TrevorH » 2013/11/22 14:01:10

No one else has had any input on this thread since 2011 so I doubt if anything will be forthcoming now. Trying to use packages form other distributions is a dead end, far better to learn how to do it properly and build them yourself in the first place. You might also benefit from looking at http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories to see what alternate sources of packages currently exist.
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