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Old 08-24-2008, 11:39 AM   #1
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use rpm to install package on debian

I want to install a package on debian server , but these is only a .rpm package ( not .deb ) , can I use rpm -ivh to install ( like redhat ) it ? thx
Old 08-24-2008, 12:26 PM   #2
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Try alien:
apt-get install alien
alien -d package_name.rpm
dpkg -i converted_package.deb
(alien -i package_name.rpm should install it in one command)

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Old 08-24-2008, 12:28 PM   #3
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Try installing 'alien' to convert the package from RPM to DEB.
Google for it, there are guides/information available.
Old 08-24-2008, 01:52 PM   #4
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Alien is basically a Debian package so
# 'apt-get install alien' will do.

EDIT : sorry, did not see #2

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Old 08-24-2008, 02:03 PM   #5
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Hi, i┤d just like to add that i did convert a kernel package to deb using alien ... and it worked! But alien is not meant to be used with critical packages...



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