How to Install a RPM Package on Linux Debian

November 12, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing Rpm Packages on Linux Debian

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install a Rpm Package in Linux Debian 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 Debian.
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 Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install a RPM Package on Debian Linux - 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 gdebi-core

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  5. Then to Install the package:

    sudo gdebi [MYPACKAGE].deb

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