i’m try to convert a deb package to rpm and i’m getting this output:
sudo alien -r -k -c tar: Record size = 8 blocks Package build failed. Here's the log of the command (cd desmume-0.9.6-1; rpmbuild --buildroot=/home/echoes/desmume-0.9.6-1 -bb --target x86_64 desmume-0.9.6_1-1~ppa1.spec): error: line 4: Illegal char '~' in: Release: 1~ppa1 Building target platforms: x86_64 Building for target x86_64
but a package is not generated.
and as you can see from the output i tried removing the ‘~’ character from the filename even though i know that wouldn’t work because the filename is determined by the deb control file.
does anyone know a solution or workaround? (i’d like to do this because i’m lazy and don’t want to compile from source unless i have to).