[kwlug-disc] how to install fedora rpms on ubuntu 10.04?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu May 27 14:33:30 EDT 2010

  as a followup to my earlier post, when i go to remove the older (and
native .deb-based) version of publican, i get:

$ sudo apt-get remove publican
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer
  libnumber-compare-perl libio-stringy-perl libconfig-simple-perl
  libsyntax-highlight-engine-kate-perl liblocale-maketext-gettext-perl
  libclass-trigger-perl libfile-pushd-perl libfile-find-rule-perl
  libdatetime-format-dateparse-perl libdatetime-timezone-perl
  libfile-slurp-perl libmakefile-dom-perl libmakefile-parser-perl
  libparams-util-perl libparams-validate-perl libimage-size-perl
  libxml-treebuilder-perl libdatetime-perl liblocale-po-perl
  libdatetime-locale-perl libtext-glob-perl libxml-libxslt-perl
  libclass-data-inheritable-perl perlmagick libclass-singleton-perl
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
After this operation, 4,231kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n

  and that's why i'm nervous ... that many dependencies, and i don't
know how to verify that it'll install properly after being converted
from an rpm file.  so i'm just looking for a multi-step recipe where i
can verify that each step works, and handles deps, and ... you get the

  i have my two .deb files.  now what?



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