Thanks to both Shane and Michael for their replies.
Shane, like you, I doubted that rpm would be found in DSL. However, to
my surprise, the question in DSL, "whereis rpm", led to the answer,
"/usr/bin/rpm". It seems then that it wasn't any absence of rpm which
caused the DSL version of alien not to work for me as I'd hoped.
Michael, my "real" distribution, if I can put it that way, is Fedora
Core 3. Alien's not included in it. I did a search and ultimately found
alien-8.21-1.noarch.rpm. When I tested an installation of it, I got on
the usual dependency roundabout. The last message I got when I tested an
installation of alien plus four additional perl-type rpms was "perl
<1:5.8.0 conflicts with perl-base-18.104.22.168.i386". Since the latter file
was one of those rpms whose installation I was testing, I took that to
be a complaint that the version of perl I already had installed was less
than 1:5.8.0. When I checked which version of perl I had installed, I
was told it was perl-5.8.5-24.FC3.i386.rpm. At that stage, I threw up my
hands, it being all beyond me.
As to your kind offer to convert the two rpms for me, one of them is
only 93.78 Kbytes in size, but the other is 3.61 Mbytes, a size too
large to be passed back and forth by email.
In spite of all the above, I don't want to give up trying to get the
files converted and installed. It seems a shame if the printer will run
in many other distributions, but not in DSL. So if you have (or anyone
else has) any further ideas, I'd be very happy to try to apply them.
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Try sending the large ( 3MB+) file to me by email as my limit is above
that and I clear it all the time.
I will put it on my website until those that require it can get hold of
it. Just send me the email address of the recipient/s and I will send
them the link.
Hope this will help.
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