Friday, 26 September 2008

Convert .RPM files to .DEB

Many Linux distributions use .RPM files, like Red Hat and Fedora; And I have come across many programs that don't come in .DEB, but do come in .RPM.

There is a great program to convert RPM's into DEB's, Alien.

To install Alien:
sudo apt-get install alien

Once installed, you can convert the RPM file like:
sudo alien -k FileName.rpm

To then install the DEB file, you can either double click on it or run the command:
sudo dpkg -i FileName.deb

Or another way to convert and then install straight after, you can run the following command:
sudo alien -i FileName.rpm

Easy Huh?

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