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I'm using a special program that has only .rpm version available as installer. As I need to run it on Ubuntu, Is there a way to install it in Ubuntu?

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marked as duplicate by karel, guntbert, Jorge Castro, Florian Diesch, user68186 Apr 1 '14 at 21:48

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Which program is it? You can always try and convert it using alien in command line.

With alien you can convert from/to rpm/deb/tgz/slp.

The process is pretty straightforward:

sudo alien myfile.rpm

I think it will also attempt to install it.

If you don't have Alien installed, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below.

sudo apt-get install alien
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WOW, that works great! But i have another questions...(sorry i'm new to Ubuntu..) I got the .edb file but how to install? Could you let me know the command? thanks a lot! – zhoucengchao Oct 18 '12 at 7:39
if alien hasn't installed it already, try sudo dpkg -i myfile.deb – medigeek Oct 18 '12 at 10:34

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