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Old 01-17-2006, 06:40 AM   #1
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Installing Rpm Files

hey guys im a mega newbie using kubuntu and i would like someone to tell me how to install a rpm file im using kde a step by step would be nice limewire is the program im trying to install
Old 01-17-2006, 06:51 AM   #2
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to the best of my knowledge, Kubuntu (all the debian derivatives) don't use rpm's (RPM=redhat package manager). Debian derivatives use .deb files - normally available from (probably) some sort of package manager.

I'm guessing, but there should be some sort of package manager application somewhere in there - which should (if what I've read is correct) point your system at a mirror/repository for the correct packages for the distro this link looks like it's telling you how that should be done. Ha! though it also points you towards the main "quick guide" for it as well.

Hope that helps some.


Old 01-17-2006, 06:57 AM   #3
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take a look at how to install java if it's not already installed:

get alien:
"# apt-get install alien"

and then turn the limewire *.rpm into a deb file using
"# alien limewire.rpm" (use full rpm filename)

you can then install limewire with
"# dpkg -i limewire.deb"

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Old 01-17-2006, 08:40 AM   #4
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1. Open a terminal
2. su -
3. Enter your root password
4. rpm -Uvh rpm_package_name.rpm

That's all.
Old 01-17-2006, 08:42 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by nitinatindore
1. Open a terminal
2. su -
3. Enter your root password
4. rpm -Uvh rpm_package_name.rpm

That's all.
Not on Ubuntu. Its a Debian based distro so it uses Debian packages (*.deb).
Old 02-13-2006, 10:08 AM   #6
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use adept to make sure alien is installed
then open a console
goto directory of RPM files
type the following
$sudo alien -d RPMfilename.rpm
strike enter, enter password, deb file will be created


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