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The application alien is a CLI command that allows you to install an RPM package on a Debian system or just convert it into a deb file.


Install alien and fakeroot from the repos.


Single Step rpm install

To install an rpm package, open a console in the same directory where the package is and type :

fakeroot alien -i packagename.rpm

Multi-Step rpm install

To convert an rpm package to a deb package, open a terminal and type:

fakeroot alien -d packagename.rpm

and then install the .deb file produced by clicking on it.

Tips and tricks

For details, consult the man file (in a terminal: man alien).

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