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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:36 pm    Post subject: [conversion] gentoo binary package to deb Reply with quote

is it possible to convert a gentoo binary package such as www-client/firefox-bin to a debian package? would it be easy or difficult? are there tools for this?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if existsa a tool or a method, but you also need to be sure that you have compiled the package with same dependencies versions that also exist in debian.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As fedeliallalinea said. Install Debian in a virtual machine and build Debian packages using Debian environment, even differing glibc version can cause your package to fail.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They use a different multiarch scheme, probably anything using shared libs would be broken.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

e3k,

www-client/firefox-bin is special. Its not built by Gentoo as that would be illegal.
Its not possible to distribute binaries of firefox that use the firefox logo unless they were built by Mozilla, so www-client/firefox-bin pulls the Mozilla built binary.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
e3k,

www-client/firefox-bin is special. Its not built by Gentoo as that would be illegal.
Its not possible to distribute binaries of firefox that use the firefox logo unless they were built by Mozilla, so www-client/firefox-bin pulls the Mozilla built binary.
it was just guess. thank you for your opinion.
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