Alien converts between the rpm, deb, Stampede slp, and Slackware tgz file formats. If you want to use a package from another distribution than the one you have installed on your system, you can use alien to convert it to your preferred package format and install it.
Release Notes: Mostly bug fixes.
Release Notes: Version 7.2 provides several fixes to file permissions in generated packages, and some other bugfixes.
Release Notes: A fully rewritten version, using object morphing to convert packages.
Release Notes: Small changes and bugfixes.
No changes have been submitted for this release.