[conspire] SUSE again (was: Linux program to remove mail from server?)

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Apr 27 19:22:00 PDT 2005

Quoting Peter Knaggs (peter.knaggs at gmail.com):

> On Debian, I've done it for some packages by installing "rpm" for Debian:
>   apt-get install rpm
> and then using "rpm2cpio" to convert the rpm into a plain cpio input:
>   rpm2cpio whatever.rpm|cpio -ivd 

Hey!  I hadn't thought of trying the binary-executable rpm2cpio that
comes with the rpm package.  I'd tried only the rpm2cpio Perl script 
that I'd lightly hacked to accomodate RPMv4 packages and to improve its


I'll have to try the other one out, when I get home.

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