alien - Install Debian and Slackware Packages with RPM

Property Value
Distribution ROSA Enterprise Desktop
Repository ROSA Contrib Updates x86_64
Package name alien
Package version 8.84
Package release 1-rosa.lts2012.0
Package architecture noarch
Package type rpm
Installed size 104.49 KB
Download size 42.38 KB
Official Mirror
Alien is a program that converts between the rpm (Mandriva, Redhat ),
dpkg (Debian), slp (Stampede), and tgz (Slackware) 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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
alien-8.84-1-rosa.lts2012.0.noarch.rpm 8.84 noarch ROSA Contrib Updates
alien - - -


Name Value
dpkg >= 1.13.26
perl -
perl(Alien::Package) -
perl(Alien::Package::Deb) -
perl(Alien::Package::Lsb) -
perl(Alien::Package::Pkg) -
perl(Alien::Package::Rpm) -
perl(Alien::Package::Slp) -
perl(Alien::Package::Tgz) -
perl(Cwd) -
perl(Getopt::Long) -
perl-base -
rpm-build -


Name Value
alien == 8.84-1:2012.0
perl(Alien::Package) -
perl(Alien::Package::Deb) -
perl(Alien::Package::Lsb) -
perl(Alien::Package::Pkg) -
perl(Alien::Package::Rpm) -
perl(Alien::Package::Slp) -
perl(Alien::Package::Tgz) -


Type URL
Binary Package alien-8.84-1-rosa.lts2012.0.noarch.rpm
Source Package alien-8.84-1.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Enable ROSA Contrib Updates repository on Install and Remove Software
  2. Update packages list:
    # urpmi.update -a
  3. Install alien rpm package:
    # urpmi alien




2011-04-27 - Leonardo Coelho <> 8.84-1mdv2011.0
+ Revision: 659672
- new version
2010-12-05 - Oden Eriksson <> 8.79-3mdv2011.0
+ Revision: 609966
- rebuild
2010-04-21 - Sandro Cazzaniga <> 8.79-2mdv2010.1
+ Revision: 537465
- Fix URL
- replace %%clean section
- clean  in the beginning of %%install
2009-12-27 - Thierry Vignaud <> 8.79-1mdv2010.1
+ Revision: 482657
- new release
- requires rpm-build
- require a dpkg recent enough to support data.tar.lzma
2009-07-09 - Frederik Himpe <> 8.78-1mdv2010.0
+ Revision: 394019
- update to new version 8.78
2009-06-09 - Frederik Himpe <> 8.76-1mdv2010.0
+ Revision: 384469
- update to new version 8.76

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