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Win95 on Linux
razing32 commented on 7 February 2020 at 9:37 pm UTC

So i was looking at Appimages and cool stuff you can do with them
And one mentioned running Windows 95
I was curios if this worked and i could get old games to run on it (probably would work on wine but the experience would be interesting)
I do see deb and rpm packates but nothing for Arch.
Before i build from source andyone have any experience unpacking deb/rpm for Arch ?

Project link
https://github.com/felixrieseberg/windows95/releases/tag/v2.2.1

WorMzy commented on 7 February 2020 at 10:30 pm UTC

bsdtar will unpack either (note deb packages contain tarballs, so you'll need to extract both the .deb, and then the data.tar.gz from inside it).

Alternatively you could give https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/debtap/ a try.

tuubi commented on 8 February 2020 at 9:36 am UTC

WikipediaDebian packages are standard Unix ar archives that include two tar archives. One archive holds the control information and another contains the installable data.
In my experience, pretty much any archive manager GUI on Linux can open them by default.

As for rpm, it's a binary format, but you can extract the actual file data in an xz or gzip compressed cpio archive with rpm2cpio. And of course there's also alien, which you can use to convert them into debs or (slackware) tgz files.

Last edited by tuubi on 8 February 2020 at 9:36 am UTC

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