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October 7th, 2009, 04:44 PM
How to install rpm softwares in ubuntu 9.04?

October 7th, 2009, 04:48 PM
How to install rpm softwares in ubuntu 9.04?

You can't.

You can however convert them to .deb with Alien, but how good this is, I couldn't vouch.

You can install Alien using Synaptic Package Manager.

Mark Phelps
October 7th, 2009, 07:28 PM
My personal experience using converted rpms is mixed -- some worked, some didn't.

Apparently, some of the libraries and entries are different such that, even after a conversion of an .rpm file to a .deb file, it doesn't really have all the correct entries.

So, it's generally not a good idea to try to force installation of converted .rpm files in Ubuntu.

October 8th, 2009, 02:29 AM
thanks for the suggestions. I wan to know that whether alien is a command line utility?

October 8th, 2009, 02:31 AM
Yes you need the terminal: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RPM/AlienHowto

October 8th, 2009, 02:33 AM
How to install rpm softwares in ubuntu 9.04?

you can avoid that !

what's the application ?

October 8th, 2009, 05:27 PM

October 8th, 2009, 05:31 PM
looks like it is already in the repos: