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Old 07-23-2005, 05:07 AM   #1
FragMonkey
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Help to install RPM files


I have no idea of how to install a piece of software if it is on RPM format. I am running a Debian based distrobution, namely Kantonix installed the HDD, and I am struggling.

Please help!
 
Old 07-23-2005, 05:12 AM   #2
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Convert the rpm to a deb file by using the following method.
alien -d <rpmname>

After the output (deb) file is presented install using the command

dpkg -i <package>

Since you are using a debian based distro its recommended that you download packages in the form of deb by default / native deb files from http://packages.debian.org/stable

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Old 07-23-2005, 05:27 AM   #3
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