6.4.12 Convert or install an alien binary package
alien enables the conversion of binary packages provided in Red
Hat rpm, Stampede slp, Slackware tgz,
and Solaris pkg file formats into a Debian deb
package. If you want to use a package from another Linux distribution than the
one you have installed on your system, you can use
convert it to your preferred package format and install it.
also supports LSB packages.