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December 12, 2010

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.

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