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Old 03-31-2010, 04:25 AM   #1
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rpm in ubuntu


Hi geeks
I have Ubuntu7.10 installed on my machine. I am getting some errors installing some rpm packages. I found the error message "rpm command not found".does it mean that i need to istall rpm package manager? right? I have a lot of rpm packages to install. How will I do? Help me please.

and when i try "apt-get install rpm " , the following error occurs

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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package rpm is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package rpm has no installation candidate
 
Old 03-31-2010, 04:40 AM   #2
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Ubuntu 7.10 has been unsupported for a long time,
and moved to the "old archive" http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/

But why would you install rpm packages ?
All applications are available as " .deb " packages.
Besides that, it is not possible, all dependencies are missing.

If you really need a package, only existing as rpm, then please convert it :
sudo alien <package>.rpm
.. to have 'package.deb' created.
.. .....
 
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Old 03-31-2010, 05:09 AM   #3
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oh I see. I am newbie to linux and there are many conplex things for me in linux. Thank you for pointing out the facts that i dont know and I am going to upgrade to latest versions of ubuntu.

Thanks.
 
Old 03-31-2010, 05:16 AM   #4
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Yes, Ubuntu 7.10 means : October , 2007.

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Old 03-06-2014, 05:49 AM   #5
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Hi,

i justb followed above mentioned steps i got this error "sudo: alien: command not found" then i tried to install alien then i got following error

"sudo apt-get install alien
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package alien"
 
Old 03-06-2014, 06:19 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Ravish_naik View Post
Hi,

i justb followed above mentioned steps i got this error "sudo: alien: command not found" then i tried to install alien then i got following error

"sudo apt-get install alien
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package alien"
Please do not hijack another person's thread. Please post your question only once. It has been answered.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:19 AM   #7
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What are the packages you need to install? Chances are they are alredy in the Ubuntu repo.
 
Old 03-06-2014, 07:00 AM   #8
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Post #5, @Ravish_naik.
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sudo apt-get install alien
The install command is $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install alien

... unless you have an unsupported OS.
* If unsupported : Change the URL's in /etc/apt/sources.list
.. to point to the Ubuntu? old releases http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ <?>

Which OS is it about ? Name and version, please.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question
http://linuxsilo.net/docs/smart-questions_en.html


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Old 03-06-2014, 03:45 PM   #9
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Ravish_naik
and if you are trying to install software on Ununtu 7.10
you WILL have problems


install the current ubuntu

This thread is from 2010
for a OS from 2007
 
  


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