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Install RPM Packages On Ubuntu 18.04

Install RPM Packages On Ubuntu 18.04

RPM is a package management system. In this  post, we will show you how to install RPM packages on Ubuntu.

RedHat based operating systems uses .rpm files meanwhile Debian-based systems use .deb files.  You can’t install .rpm files in Debian based system directly and same goes for .deb files too. We need to port these packages to each other with the help of respective package management system.

Install RPM Packages On Ubuntu 18.04

Basically, There are two ways to install an RPM package. One of them is to convert  the .rpm file into a .deb file and another one is  by installing the .rpm file. Let’s check out the method to install RPM packages on Ubuntu.

You need to install a package called “Alien”. It will convert .rpm files into .deb files. Let’s install Alien by adding  a software repository. Run the following command in your terminal to add repo of Universe.

sudo add-apt-repository universe

Now update:

sudo apt-get update

Install Alien by executing following command in your terminal:

sudo apt-get install alien

After installing alien, now you can convert .rpm files to .deb files. Go to the folder where you have .rpm file and run the following command:

sudo alien <name of package>.rpm

Now, your files will get converted to .deb format. You can easily install the converted file using the following command.

sudo dpkg -i <name of package>.deb


Install RPM Package Directly In Ubuntu

Run the following command to install rpm package directly in Ubuntu.

sudo alien -i <name of package>.rpm

It will install it directly.