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Old 05-07-2008, 04:37 AM   #1
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.deb to .rpm

I am using Ubuntu 7.10
i want to install some drivers, and i have obtained the drivers from the company's website.
The problem is, Ubuntu runs with .deb, but the drivers provided are .rpm
what should i do?
i have tried searching for the .deb drivers in Synamptic Package Manager, but no result

thank you very much
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You would probably give some useful information about what drivers you were looking for, what the company's website was, etc., etc.
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To convert rpm to deb you can try alien: install it by Synaptic, then from the command line issue
alien name_of_package.rpm
by default the rpm package will be converted to deb. You can also use the option -i to install at once, but I suggest to inspect the content of the newly created deb package before installing.
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You can follow this guide,but if there was tar.gz or similar package,I suggest that you download that package and compile it.

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Ya, I wouldn't be too hopeful about alien on a driver package. But if you tell us what driver you are trying to install, I am pretty sure one of us will know where you can get a .deb for it.


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