View Full Version : [ubuntu] Convert from rpm to deb problem

October 6th, 2008, 04:55 PM
I have maya in rpm format and need convert to deb for installing, but when it's converting with alien show this message error:

Unpacking of 'Maya2008_0-2008.0-142.i686.rpm' failed at /usr/share/perl5/Alien/Package/Rpm.pm line 153.

What happen?

October 6th, 2008, 05:06 PM
This might help

October 6th, 2008, 05:15 PM
thanks ronnielsen1, my problem is in this point:

for i in *.rpm; do sudo alien -cv $i; done

convert two files from rpm a deb, but in the third(Maya2008_0-2008.0-142.i686.rpm) show this error:

Unpacking of 'Maya2008_0-2008.0-142.i686.rpm' failed at /usr/share/perl5/Alien/Package/Rpm.pm line 153.

October 6th, 2008, 06:01 PM
please someone know this!!!

October 6th, 2008, 07:24 PM
I don't think that I'm the one that had this problem!! I search in the web and this problem isn't common.

October 6th, 2008, 07:29 PM
when i convert rpm to deb i used

sudo alien -k blah.rpm

i've never heard of alien -cv >,<

might be the same thing, but try out alien -k

be sure the .rpm is in your home folder ( idk if -cv required that or not)

October 6th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Forbees thanks, but I can't convert to deb the file Maya2008_0-2008.0-142.i686.rpm. sudo -k don't work

October 7th, 2008, 07:11 AM
Nobody had this problem!! This error could be related with perl?

October 7th, 2008, 07:59 AM
Apparently you can get debs for Maya from the publisher, and your windows serial number works for the debian version.


October 7th, 2008, 05:42 PM
Hello Jim, where can I get the debs of maya? thanks