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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:19 pm    Post subject: installing a debian package on gentoo w/o an ebuild Reply with quote

Is there a reasonable way to install a debian package on the gentoo system?
I see that dpkg is in the portage tree.

Does that mean that a debian package system can coexist with portage on a system?

wondering why dpkg would be in an ebuild
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does that mean that a debian package system can coexist with portage on a system?

Yes and No:
You can install a deb package, but it will - for sure - complain about missing dependencies. If you let is solve them, I guess it will break your system. If you do not, then they are your problem....

I think it is mainly used, when a package (foremost binary) is only available as deb. (rpm is also in portage, for rpm only packages).
Then dpkg is only used to unpack that package, but not really to install it.

just my .02$
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so using the ./install etc to install.
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