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Old 02-26-2005, 05:24 PM   #1
aznboi12321
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Installing a .deb file


ok im a long time Windows user and i recently installed Fedora Core 3 on my computer. I have a daul boot computer and when i want to go on the internet i have to go into windows and open my dial up provider program. But after checking on their site i saw that there was a version for linux so i downloaded it. When i double clicked it on linux ithad an error message and i found out it was a .deb file. I searched all through the internet and all i find l dpkg -i , but that didtn work for me. When i do the dpkg it said it wasn't a command.

can any1 plz help???
 
Old 02-26-2005, 05:26 PM   #2
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A .deb file is a debian file. Since you're using Fedora it's not supported. There might be tools out there to convert it to a file FC can handle, but I don't know if there is and which that is.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 05:30 PM   #3
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look for a package for your distro called "Alein" it lets you install packages from other distros (comes with the Debian Distro) but i do not know/think that they make this for any distro other than Debain. so i would suggest trying to find the same package but in an RPM format (The one you DL'ed but found it to be a .DEB file).


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Old 02-26-2005, 08:58 PM   #4
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thnx both of you for replying very quickly. I used alien and it worked like a charm.
 
  


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