How to Install a RPM Package on Linux Bodhi

November 11, 2016 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing Rpm Packages on Linux Bodhi

Hello Bodhi User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install a Rpm Package in Linux Bodhi 32/64-bit 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 Bodhi.
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 Bodhi Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal Shell Emulator
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Open a File Manager Window:
    How-to Install a RPM Package on Bodhi Linux - Open File Manager /tmp
    Then Right Click > Open Terminal Here:
    How-to Install a RPM Package on Bodhi Linux - Open Terminal on /tmp
  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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