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Old 10-05-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
prathima hammigimatt
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Need to know how to get RPM in Debian.


I am new to Linux. I need to install a package libstdc++.so.5.
I think i would require RPM first in order to get this package installed.

Can anyone suggest something.
 
Old 10-05-2010, 05:27 PM   #2
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Debian doesn't use the RPM. You need the libstdc++5 package instead. Search the contents of packages, as well as packages themselves at http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages Note you need to install this via either apt-get, aptitude or Synaptic.

After you mastered the apt-get or aptitude package management tools on the commandline, try your hand at alien. This package converts RPM packages into Debian packages. Note: you do not need alien right now, install the package I gave you!
 
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:15 PM   #3
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aptitude install libstdc++5

aptitude user's manual
http://algebraicthunk.net/~dburrows/...titude/doc/en/

Take a few minutes to read Grokking Debian GNU/Linux -
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nu-linux-3073/
 
Old 10-05-2010, 07:43 PM   #4
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If what you want isn't available as a deb package and is only available in rpm format, try reading these links:

http://www.debianadmin.com/install-r...nd-ubuntu.html

http://www.linuxdocs.org/HOWTOs/RPM-...x-HOWTO-8.html

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=304335

Keep in mind that it doesn't always work, but *sometimes* it does a great job of converting.

Probably the best way of getting something installed in Debian or Ubuntu that isn't already in a deb package is to compile it yourself from the source code, which should be available somewhere. How to do that is beyond my experience. I've always messed it up somehow, even when following step-by-step directions.

But try to find your program in a deb package first by doing a web search for it and downloading the deb package or adding additional repositories to your Ubuntu or Debian installation.

Donald

Last edited by t2000kw; 10-05-2010 at 07:45 PM.
 
Old 10-05-2010, 08:00 PM   #5
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Or you could pull up Synaptic and use the search function there to find your package and then install it with Synaptic.
 
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But try to find your program in a deb package first by doing a web search for it and downloading the deb package or adding additional repositories to your Ubuntu or Debian installation.

Donald
Be sure not to mix Debian and Ubuntu-repositories, or chances are high that you screw your system.
 
Old 10-06-2010, 05:47 AM   #7
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It is in the main Debian repo.

Package libstdc++5

* lenny (stable) (libs): The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
1:3.3.6-18: amd64 i386 powerpc
* squeeze (testing) (libs): The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
1:3.3.6-20: amd64 i386 powerpc
* sid (unstable) (libs): The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
1:3.3.6-20: amd64 i386 powerpc
 
  


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