Installin rpms on non-redhat system

jgais at jgais at
Tue May 16 08:32:30 UTC 2000

Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> jgais at wrote:
> >
> > Is there a way of installing the binary rpms on a non-redhat system?
> >
> > I'm using slackware-7.0, and the rpm2tgz utilities only return an
> > empty tar file when I run it on the rtems rpms.
> I don't know what rpm2tgz is, however I have been able to
> successfully convert the rpms to slp and tgz using alien under SuSE
> (an rpm based distribution).

Thanks for the tip - however, all I needed was to use the -nodeps
switch in rpm to bypass dependency checking (thanks Oscar).


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