This software is deprecated

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MacDeb is a simple open source utility to extract members from Debian (.deb) archives, as defined by file format 2.0 or later. The utility was written in order to meet the standards of convenience andinter-platform support people should expect from fringe operating systems. MacDeb can actually prove quite useful both for dual-booting inux/MacOS users and for getting individual files from downloaded archives.

The most effective way of using MacDeb is to map it as the owner of files with the .deb suffix in the File Exchange Control Panel. By doing this, any files with the .deb suffix can be opened with MacDeb by double-clicking them in the Finder.

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MacDeb is written in standard C using the MacOS APIs in the Metrowerks CodeWarrior IDE. It utilizes the Appearance and Navigation libraries and is thus unable to run on versions of the MacOS prior to 8.1. Presently, I've only tested it running MacOS 9.1 since I do not have access to older versions of the system. For Debian archive support in MacOS X, you should check out the Darwin port of dpkg.

MacDeb code, including artwork, is free, open-source software distributed under the terms of the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public License. The license can be found in the COPYING file, which should accompany any redistribution of this application or its source code.


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