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.
Author: Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Maintainer: Tilmann Bitterberg <email@example.com>
Buildtime: 1577 (5) seconds (on reference hardware)
Buildtime: 2470 (9) seconds (on reference hardware)
Package Size: 0.14 MB, 28 files
Dependencies: 00-dirtree bash2 bzip2 coreutils cvm findutils gawk gcc42 grep gzip
Dependencies: ltrace make mktemp perl5 sed sysfiles tar twoftpd ucspi-unix xmame