26.1 Alien Package Converter Overview

The Alien package converter is a simple program to convert packages from one format to another format. However, converting package formats does not usually work very well; package dependencies and other metadata do not carry over from one distribution to another, much less across packaging systems.

For our purposes, however, it works nicely. The Alien package converter allows the transformation from a tarball to a .rpm file, which can then be added to a ZENworks Server for distribution.

Additional information and download information about Alien package converter can be found on the Alien Package Converter page.