How to Install a RPM Package on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS

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

Installing Rpm Packages on Linux Mint

Hello Mint User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install a Rpm Package in Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS 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 Mint.
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 Mint Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install a RPM Package on Linux Mint - 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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