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Old 06-24-2010, 01:21 PM   #1
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Can we convert the .exe file to .rpm file.Any software is there to do it

I want to use some applications in linux.But i have the applications only in .exe.Is there any software to convert the .exe in to .rpm.Could anyone help on this
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.exe is the extension for a Windows executable file.

.rpm is the extension for a **package** used to install SW on a Linux system. (No, you cannot convert .exe to .rpm)

You CAN however run many Windows programs using WINE or CrossOver. Tell us what you want to run, or check the compatibility lists at the WINE website or CrossOver (
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You cannot convert the .exe-file to a .rpm-file, unless you have the source code of the program (but the you do not have to convert), because: A .exe file contains code written for a windows system and this code is binary incompatible with any linux system.

If the .exe-file is a so-called self extracting zip-archive, it can be unpacked by the standard linux unzip command. If this is a native windows program, try, to emulate the windows layer.

BtW: What is that .exe-file? rpm files are program packages but not programs under linux.


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