[SATLUG] PCLinuxOS / Thunderbird

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 14:59:12 CST 2009

Michael wrote:

> couldn't find anything similar to stable, testing, etc.
> I googled package conversion and found a package called ALIEN.  It is supposed 
> to convert between .rpms and .debs, etc., but as far as I could tell, it 
> doesn't convert .tar.gz into .debs.  Is there such a program that will 
> convert file.tar.gz into file.deb?

Why do you need that?  You just need to:

   tar -xf filename.tar.gz

and it is extracted.

   -- Bruce

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