Debian/GNU Linux OMSA 5.1 package

John Parnefjord John.Parnefjord at
Thu Nov 16 06:34:31 CST 2006

Brilliant, thanks a trillion!

// John

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at 
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] On Behalf Of sean finney
> Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 12:51 PM
> To: Sander Keemink
> Cc: linux-poweredge at
> Subject: Re: Debian/GNU Linux OMSA 5.1 package
> hi sander,
> On Thu, 2006-11-16 at 10:39 +0100, Sander Keemink wrote:
> > The new OMSA 5.1 has been debianized by Bas vd Vlies and myself.
> that's great news. thanks for the work on this.  FYI: for 
> those of you who want to install the deb on an "amd64" system 
> without having to pass --force-architecture to dpkg:
> deb=yourfile.deb
>         ar x $deb control.tar.gz
>         mkdir control
>         sudo tar xfz control.tar.gz -C control
>         sudo sed -i -e 's/i386/amd64/' control/control
>         sudo tar cfz ./control.tar.gz -C control .
>         sudo rm -rf control
>         ar r $deb control.tar.gz
>         rm -f control.tar.gz
>         rename s/i386/amd64/ $deb
> this is mostly superficial, and it doesn't take into account 
> the additional dependencies (ia32-libs and lib32ncurses5, at 
> least), but it does allow you to create an apt-get'able deb.  
> and you don't even need debian specific tools to do it.
> also, i've been spending a bit of time trying to get 
> something a bit more modular based building debs from the 
> actual rpms with a 1:1 mapping.  i have the debs generated 
> and they seem to install, but there seem to be some issues i 
> haven't worked out yet as i can't get any of the services to 
> start.  and i'm quickly losing interest in continuing if 
> someone is already providing something that works :)
> 	sean

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