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12
Dec

Convert deb package to rpm

DEB packages are the installers for Debian and Ubuntu like RPM for Linux.

Converting of  DEB to RPM is simple one step  process with  “alien” command in Ubuntu/Debain, for this one first we need to install alien.

Install alien command on Debian / Ubuntu

To install alien package you need root privilege.

# apt-get install alien

Once the alien package is installed we can start the converting of DEB to RPM.

# alien your-DEB-to-convert.deb

your-DEB-to-convert.rpm generated

Now you can start the installation of the RPM.

12
Dec

Convert rpm packages to deb

DEB packages are the installers for Debian and Ubuntu like RPM for Linux, if we need to install one RPM on Ubuntu/Debian we need to convert as DEB package.

Converting of RPM to DEB is simple one step process with “alien” command in Ubuntu/Debain, for this one first we need to install alien.

Install alien command on Debian / Ubuntu

To install alien package you need root privilege.
# apt-get install alien

Once the alien package is installed we can start the converting of RPM to DEB

# alien your-RPM-to-convert.rpm
 your-RPM-to-convert.deb generated

Now the .deb package is created, now you can install it in Ubuntu/Debain.

14
Oct

Install RPM on Ubuntu

Installing software or rpm on Ubuntu usually entails using Synaptic or by using an apt-get command from the terminal. Unfortunately, there are still a number of packages out there that are only distributed in RPM format.

There should be a utility called Alien that converts packages from one format to the other. This doesn’t always mean that an rpm will work on your system, though. You will need to install some prerequisite software packages in order to install alien, however. These packages include gcc and make.

To install alien and other dependencies run the following commands

apt-get install alien dpkg-dev debhelper build-essential

To convert a package from rpm to Debian (.deb) format, use this command syntax.

alien software.rpm

After executing the above command the you will get the .deb executable for the rpm.

To install the software now you can use the dpkg utility.

dpkg -i software.deb

If you are facing any issues while installing the converted rpm packages, check for your system dependencies and the version of the software you are trying to install.

6
Aug

Install Zenoss in Ubundu

Here I am mentioning two different steps to Install Zenoss on Ubuntu

Using apt (Command Line)

1. Enable the Zenoss repository in the /etc/apt/sources.list file, to do the same add the following line at the bottom of the file:

2. # Zenoss repository

deb http://dev.zenoss.org/deb main stable

3. Enter the following commands:

4. apt-get update

apt-cache search zenoss-stack

Above command should return :

zenoss-stack – Zenoss Stack with all requirements.

5. Enter this command to install the Zenoss stack:

apt-get install zenoss-stack

Zenoss is installed in the /usr/local/zenoss directory.

6. Start Zenoss with this command:

# /etc/init.d/zenoss-stack start

2) Using dpkg

1. Browse to the following location and download the desired Zenoss version to your local file system:

http://dev.zenoss.org/deb/dists/main/stable/

2. Install the downloaded file:

# dpkg -i FileName

3. Zenoss is installed in the /usr/local/zenoss directory.

Start Zenoss with this command:

# /etc/init.d/zenoss-stack start