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Convert Arch Linux PKGBUILDs to DEB Packages
« on: May 24, 2021, 06:52:40 AM »
 

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Re: Convert Arch Linux PKGBUILDs to DEB Packages
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2021, 09:06:45 AM »
 

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Yeah, it is a good idea, however, according to the author only a few pkgs can be successfully converted for now. Time will tell, but this kind of projects tend to be forgotten or dismissed, just like alien has been "abandonware" since 2016. https://sourceforge.net/projects/alien-pkg-convert/ a shame since it is/was more versatile as it can/could convert across different file formats and not just from arch pkgs.
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Re: Convert Arch Linux PKGBUILDs to DEB Packages
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Alien package converter is still an up to date though listed as orphaned Debian package @Moltke which I still use occasionally with a few small more updated RHEL packages. However converting directly from AUR would most likely require starting with converting from Arch to RPM and then converting to Deb or rebuilding source in Debian. There are devs around the web who go to Arch for more cutting edge packages and package them for Deb in specific backports. Anyway the project of an AUR to Deb converter is kinda cool, though with gnome I would note that much is already been done toward universal package management anyway.

https://packages.debian.org/buster/alien

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Re: Convert Arch Linux PKGBUILDs to DEB Packages
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2021, 10:54:28 AM »
 

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Alien package converter is still an up to date though listed as orphaned Debian package @Moltke which I still use occasionally with a few small more updated RHEL packages. However converting directly from AUR would most likely require starting with converting from Arch to RPM and then converting to Deb or rebuilding source in Debian. There are devs around the web who go to Arch for more cutting edge packages and package them for Deb in specific backports. Anyway the project of an AUR to Deb converter is kinda cool, though with gnome I would note that much is already been done toward universal package management anyway.

https://packages.debian.org/buster/alien

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Hmmm ... It's not an "up to date" pkg,  and yes, it's still maintained by Debian, there's a difference; the original developer hasn't updated it in 6 years, and pkg maintainer just do that, and yet



Like I said, it's been "abandonware" since 2016, from its original creator, that is.
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Re: Convert Arch Linux PKGBUILDs to DEB Packages
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This has evolved into something else https://mpr.hunterwittenborn.com/packages/
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