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Which tool can be used as an alternative to ALIEN?

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A similar tool for rpm is called rpm2cpio

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Can you explain more specifically how this is and is not similar? a .cpio file is not actually an installable package... –  Eliah Kagan Sep 28 '12 at 8:19
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