My employer uses the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for backups and since we use Debian everywhere possible we needed packages of its client program, which is only distributed as RPMs. The initial conversion made with alien was unsatisfactory for many reasons, and the ugly original packaging did not help either.
For this reason I spent a few hours to create an high quality Debian package for the Tivoli Storage Manager client. The client binaries cannot be redistributed, so when it is built from source it unpacks the RPMs and copies from there the files it needs to build the binary package.
This work has been sponsored by Seeweb, a provider of web hosting, dedicated hosting and colocation services.