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Old 03-31-2010, 03:36 AM   #1
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rpm in ubuntu

Hi geeks
I have Ubuntu7.10 installed on my machine. I am getting some errors installing some rpm packages. I found the error message "rpm command not found".does it mean that i need to istall rpm package manager? right? I have a lot of .rpm packages to install. How will I do? Help me please.

and when i try "apt-get install rpm " , the following error occurs

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package rpm is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package rpm has no installation candidate
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RPM is Red Hat Package Manager. So Distros like Red Hat, Fedora, centOS, openSuse does have RPM tool installed by default. On the other hand, Debian product like Ubuntu has dpkg utility to install .deb package.
But evenif you have RPM and have nothing to do, you can use alien utility instead.

Use alien tool instead if you have number of RPMs.

sudo apt-get install alien

sudo alien -k name-of-rpm-file.rpm

Hope it helps !!

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