How-to Install a RPM Package on Linux Zorin

November 11th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing Rpm Packages on Linux Zorin


Hello Zorin User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install a Rpm Package in Linux Zorin 32/64bit GNU/Linux.

The Rpm Package must be First Converted in the Deb format by the Alien Tool.

Alien converts an RPM package file into a Debian package file or Alien can install an RPM file directly.

However this is Not the Recommended way to install software packages in Zorin.
Package dependency conflicts may occur when attempting to install RPM packages.

The Synaptic Package Manager may be ables to fix or remove any broken packages.

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  1. Open a Terminal Shell Emulator Window
    GnoMenu >> Accessories >> Terminal

    How-to Install a RPM Package on Linux Zorin -  Zorin 9 Open  Terminal
  2. First Install the needed Tools:

    sudo apt-get install alien dpkg-dev \
    debhelper build-essential

    However all this stuff may be Already installed…


  3. To Convert the Rpm package in Debian format:

    alien ~/Downloads/[MYPACKAGE].rpm
  4. Checking/Installing GDebi Package Installer:

    which gdebi

    If Not there then:

    sudo apt-get install gdebi

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution


  5. Then to Install the package:

    sudo gdebi [MYPACKAGE].deb
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