Download and install the deb package (Debian package tools
for Fedora) and the html2text package.
Both of these are needed for alien to work correctly and do
not come by default on Fedora, nor can they be found in standard
yum repositories. You will need to use the RPM flag
--nodeps" in order to install.
The software wants the alternatives package, which under Debian
has a different name and is thus not found.
However the Red Hat /Fedora
work just fine!
Alien is a Perl script in its current form.
So it doesn't use the standard install methods for tar-balls.
Instead you should read the directions in the "
file, modified as shown below.
perl Makefile.PL make PREFIX=/usr su -c 'make PREFIX=/usr install'
Finally try it out:
$ man alien $ alien --version $ su # alien --to-rpm pwgen*.deb # rpm -Uvh pwgen*.rpm # exit $ pwgen