How-to Install a RPM Package on Linux Kali

November 12th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing Rpm Packages on Linux Kali

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

    How-to Install a RPM Package on Kali Linux - Kali 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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