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Old 11-23-2005, 12:51 PM   #1
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How to install rpms on Ubuntu Breezy?

How do you install an rpm package (Phoenix Object Basic - on Ubuntu Linux? I've already tried alien, but alien doesn't seem to be installed.
Old 11-23-2005, 02:02 PM   #2
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If alien isn't installed on your system, then you haven't really tried it, have you? Go ahead & install alien, it works fine, and it works with more package types than just rpm. The easiest way is using Synaptic (System | Administration | Synaptic Package Manager; Search for 'alien' [no quotes]; select alien; Apply).

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Old 11-23-2005, 03:30 PM   #3
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