View Full Version : [kubuntu] How to install rpm and tar.gz files?

August 10th, 2008, 01:20 PM
Hey there people.
I can't seem to figure out how to install rpm files or tarballs. Is there a simple way of installing them? In windows you just double click and done but I have been to several different sites trying to figure it out but its over my head. Is there a complete idiots guide to do this?

August 10th, 2008, 01:38 PM
RPM's are not for Ubuntu. tar.gz; you can unpack and then install:

August 10th, 2008, 02:25 PM
rpm packages are for rpm-based(like fedora and redhat) OS only...ubuntu and kubuntu are debian-based..

August 10th, 2008, 04:36 PM
if there's no ubuntu pkg avail and you don't want to compile from source, you can convert .rpm to .deb using alien:

sudo apt-get install alien

just another option for you