How-to Install a RPM Package on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Linux

November 11th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing Rpm Packages on Ubuntu Linux


Hello Ubuntu User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install a Rpm Package in Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak 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 Ubuntu.
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.

How-to Install a RPM Package on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Shell session
    Ctr+Alt+t to open a Terminal emulator on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How-to Install a RPM Package on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. First Install the needed Tools:

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

    However all this stuff should 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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