Installing a RMP file in Linux

hagen van rissenbeck news4didascali at
Wed Jul 20 13:28:43 UTC 2005

Barry Young schrieb:
> What is the best way to install a RPM file in Ubuntu?  It is not in Synaptic via 
> all the universes.
> Thanks!
> Barry

Hi, Barry,

open a terminal and try

	$sudo alien rpm-file.rpm

That creates a


package in the same folder. Then run

	$sudo dpkg -i debian-version.of.that.rpm-file.deb

If there are no unsatisfied dependencies it could/should work.

Good luck ;-)


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