Bug 456756

Summary: Review Request: alien - A program that converts between the rpm, dpkg, stampede slp, and slackware tgz
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: leigh scott <leigh123linux>
Component: Package ReviewAssignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it <nobody>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: low    
Version: rawhideCC: fedora-package-review, herrold, itamar, jeffperry_fedora, kryzhev, notting, pahan, pertusus, steve, sundaram, tomspur
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OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2010-01-08 16:28:59 EST Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 457210, 457211    
Bug Blocks: 201449, 496433    

Description leigh scott 2008-07-26 11:24:46 EDT
Spec URL: http://www.linux-ati-drivers.homecall.co.uk/alien.spec
SRPM URL: http://www.linux-ati-drivers.homecall.co.uk/alien-8.72-1.fc9.src.rpm
Description: Alien is a program that converts between the rpm, dpkg, stampede slp, and slackware tgz file formats. If you want to use a package from another distribution than the one you have installed on your system, you can use alien to convert it to your preferred package format and install it.
Comment 1 leigh scott 2008-07-27 07:13:19 EDT
I am also seeking a sponsor. 
Comment 2 Patrice Dumas 2008-07-28 05:54:39 EDT
Unless I am wrong, alien depends on dpkg which is not in fedora.

I packaged it in the past, it is in
but needs certainly to be updated.
Comment 3 leigh scott 2008-07-28 09:28:19 EDT
You are correct, I think including dpkg support would be difficult due to it's
need for devhelper.

[root@localhost Desktop]# alien -d
Package build failed. Here's the log:
make: dh_testdir: Command not found
make: *** [build] Error 127
find: compizconfig-backend-gconf-0.7.5+git20080423.shame: No such file or directory
[root@localhost Desktop]# 
Comment 4 Patrice Dumas 2008-07-28 09:33:25 EDT
I also packaged it, together with other debian packages, also on:
Comment 5 leigh scott 2008-07-29 10:02:21 EDT
Thanks for the SRPM's and I have updated them .
I also had build debhelper against po4a 0.34 as it wouldn't build with 0.32

Here the latest build ( I used mock )

1. alien
2. dpkg
3. debhelper
4. html2text


Comment 6 Rahul Sundaram 2008-07-29 21:47:47 EDT
Please don't tar them all together. If you have dependencies, file individual
review requests and mark them as dependencies in bugzilla. Provide direct spec
file and SRPM for each of them. Thanks.
Comment 8 Jeff Perry 2008-07-30 16:42:31 EDT
It does not look like this depends on #457213 - it's actually the reverse.
I don't know if it should make the changes to these two bugs to fix this or if
only sponsored people should be making these sorts of edits.
Comment 9 leigh scott 2008-07-31 11:18:41 EDT
New SPEC & SRPM  ( changed requires due to dpkg changes )

Comment 10 Fabian Affolter 2008-12-08 04:51:54 EST
Just two remark

- Shouldn't 'Build: perl' be 'Requires:  perl(:MODULE_COMPAT_%(eval "`%{__perl} -V:version`"; echo $version))' ? -> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Perl#Versioned_MODULE_COMPAT__Requires)

- You are mixing $RPM_BUILD_ROOT and %{buildroot}. -> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Using_.25.7Bbuildroot.7D_and_.25.7Boptflags.7D_vs_.24RPM_BUILD_ROOT_and_.24RPM_OPT_FLAGS
Comment 11 Fabian Affolter 2009-01-12 05:32:08 EST
Any progress on this?
Comment 12 leigh scott 2009-01-12 05:47:49 EST
(In reply to comment #11)
> Any progress on this?

Not yet , I am still working on getting the dep's passed ( dpkg debhelper )
Comment 13 Thomas Spura 2009-12-24 19:34:30 EST
Leigh, what's the state on this?

You didn't want to continue dpkg, what's with this one?
Comment 14 Thomas Spura 2010-01-08 16:28:59 EST
'Submitter not responding' -> NOTABUG
Comment 15 Dmitrij S. Kryzhevich 2011-04-11 02:19:12 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 695233 ***