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Has alien been abandoned on Fedora?

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I have an app that is available in three formats: Mac, Windows and .DEB. I would like to install it on my Fedora box, but, obviously, Fedora doesn't support .DEB files. So, I thought, why not use Alien to install
it? Except, there doesn't seem to be an Alien RPM for Fedora 18. The most recent I could find was Fedora 16. Has Alien been abandoned? If not, where can I find it?

posted May 24, 2013 by anonymous

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First place to look at is Fedora package git.
http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/alien.git/

It's a rather new addition to the package collection. The package review has been completed just recently:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=695233

answer May 24, 2013 by anonymous
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I don't know how useful alien would really be. Because package naming is not consistent between debian and Fedora, I'm guessing that it's unlikely to be able to satisfy requirements most of the time.

answer May 24, 2013 by anonymous
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