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Old 01-28-2009, 03:50 PM   #1
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Ubuntu does not have rpm


I have a server running the latest versionof ubuntu but it does not have rpm - what should I do?

Thanks for any help
Andrew
 
Old 01-28-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
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Ubuntu doesn't use RPM it uses apt. See http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:I...on_and_Updates
 
Old 01-28-2009, 03:58 PM   #3
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Well... since Ubuntu is a Debian based system it uses DEB packages and not RPM packages (as the Red Hat based systems). If you mean a command line tool to install packages, try apt-get. If you need a graphical front-end try Synaptic. If you have your favored software in RPM format and no one in the world has compiled a DEB binary for you, try alien to convert from RPM to DEB (and vice-versa).
 
Old 01-28-2009, 04:03 PM   #4
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Wow that was fast!

My version of Ubuntu/Debian also does not have alien :-(

I will try the other options mentioned - I do not believe that the software I am interested in comes in anything other than .rpm files

Thanks
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:07 PM   #5
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I do not believe that the software I am interested in comes in anything other than .rpm files
I believe that, too. Mine was just a joke to tell you about this possibility. Alien is not a package manager: it is just a tool to convert between different package formats, a kind of translator - and usually it is not installed by default as you already noticed.
 
Old 01-28-2009, 04:16 PM   #6
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OK... that is very helpful. Thanks. I will follow up.

All the best
Andrew
 
Old 01-28-2009, 04:19 PM   #7
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There are packages in the Ubuntu repositories which will allow you to process rpm files. Just start aptitude and search for rpm.

Note 1: I haven't used any of those tools, I just noticed that they were there when I was looking for something else yesterday.

Note 2: I don't remember which repository they were in, but I have all the repositories except the source ones active.
 
Old 01-30-2009, 08:50 PM   #8
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sudo apt-get install alien

sudo alien ****.rpm

sudo dpkg -i ****.deb
 
Old 01-30-2009, 08:55 PM   #9
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well ,alien could not 100% sure that the ***.rpm translate into .deb
then you may try fakeroot
then you should

sudo apt-get install fakeroot alien
fakeroot alien ***.rpm // ***.rpm stands for your rpm package
sudo dpkg -i ***.deb
 
  


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