Alien is a program that converts between the rpm, dpkg, 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.
Kyle Barry has taken over maintenance of alien. His versions are available from https://sourceforge.net/projects/alien-pkg-convert/
This rss feed won't be updated for any new releases of alien.
I am no longer maintaining alien. A new maintainer is wanted.
Alien's website has moved to https://sourceforge.net/projects/alien-pkg-convert/
My old git repository for alien is still available at