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Re: [Idea] Debian User Repository? (Not simply mimicing AUR)




Paul Wise writes:
> On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 3:34 PM Mo Zhou wrote:
>
>> However, the translator itself is not trivial, as it might need
>> it's own shell parser or something alike to be reliable enough.
>
> Couldn't you just run makepkg (with some hooks) and dpkg-deb to
> convert the results to Debian packages?

How should this handle dependencies (probably named differently in
Debian) or maintainer scripts?

Tools like `alien` to convert RPM and Debian packages have similar
limitations and I don't remember them working that well.

Ansgar