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RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a package management system.

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Microsoft Edge installer is provided as .rpm. How can I install it on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

For my work I need Edge browser. However, in the Microsoft web site they provide it as an .rpm file. To install in Ubuntu it needs to be converted to a .deb file. I tried to convert it, but failed. ...
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rpm package deleted automatically

I want to install the Slack app on my Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS system. I downloaded it from here https://slack.com/intl/en-tn/downloads/linux and it gave me an rpm package file (slack-4.14.0-0.1.fc21.x86_64....
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Help me update the old rtirq-init script for Ubuntu?

rtirq-init is an important package for low latency audio system configuration. The current version has a 2021 version and regular updates: https://www.rncbc.org/drupal/node/2163 Problem 1. the version ...
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Modify directory permissions for "others" in RPM

How to set write permissions for "others" in a .spec file for RPM As far as I understand "others" is a flag used for all users that are not the owner. I am trying to set the ...
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Trying to install MotionBuilder, but using alien to convert from rpm isn't working [duplicate]

When I start the ./setup command I am taken to the proper installation medium, but after agreeing to terms the installer says that I need to alien the files. Needless to say this hasn't worked so far. ...
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Unable to install sgdclient on ubuntu [duplicate]

I get the below error when I try to install also i am not getting the below mentioned dependencies $ rpm -i sgdclient-5.40.941-1.el7.x86_64.rpm rpm: RPM should not be used directly install RPM ...
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Is a .RPM file, like Oracle XE, meant to be used in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am a Windows user, I've used Linux for some time but only as a secondary OS. Now I am using Linux more than Windows. I wanted to install SQLDevelopr and Oracle XE on my Ubuntu (it's the version of ...
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Persistant Banner for Ubuntu

In my exploration of Ubuntu, and learning Linux systems as a whole, I came across this GitHub that creates a persistent banner for whats looks to be just RPM based Linux systems. I do not know much ...
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How to install Oracle 18C XE package on Ubuntu 18.04

I have downloaded Oracle 18C XE the rpm file, but I don't know how to install the database.
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How to install Canon printer driver mg4270 with *.rpm files?

I have installed this already through lubuntu printer system settings but I am curious, how do I install *rpm files in linux? it mentions Alien but would this be a wise path to use?
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Alien fails on rpm, Install Maya 2017 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Maya 2017 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. So far, everything looks good until it comes to the alien command to get .deb out of the .rpm. root@Borderline-Central:~/maya2017Install# alien -c ...
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DEB and RPM packaging

I have an application that I'd like to pack into DEB and RPM for making it installable into Linux distributions such as: Debian Ubuntu Linux Mint Fedora OpenSUSE Do I need to develop an extra DEB ...
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Canon printer driver issue

I have been trying to install the driver for my canon printer but I always get the error shown below. I also tried to convert the package from .rpm to .deb and try it to run it from there, but again ...
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RPM on Ubuntu 17.04 [duplicate]

I was checking out the packages I had installed on my system, and I noticed that I had rpm (I don't remember installing it. I think it got installed along with some other package). Can I use it to ...
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How do I create a deb package for a precompiled files?

I know how to package rpm for RHEL, but have little experience of deb packaging. I'd like to package other OS's library and headers for making cross-compiler, so there won't need any compilation ...
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Can't mount iso to virtual machine

I want to set up a local repository to install rpm packets but i get this # mount -o loop -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom mount: /dev/sr0: failed to setup loop device: No medium found
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Installing rpm packages on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Ubuntu, being a distribution derived from Debian, uses installer packages with extension .deb whereas other distributions like Fedora, CentOS, OpenSuse, Mandriva ... etc, use .rpm installers. Many ...
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Installing Java on ubuntu and

Just a forewarning, I'm incredibly new to UNIX in general, so if you could keep all answers relatively simple that would be great I am trying to install java on my machine, and when I try to install ...
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How do snaps work exactly and why are they mounted?

Recently I started learning more about snap packages and what intrigued me was that snap packages are mounted together with their own file system and dependencies (correct me if I'm wrong). Now, with ...
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Is it possible to rpm and yum package manager in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I saw rpm and yum packages in the official repos! Will installing it mean that I will be able to install .rpm apps from Fedora repos?? See the pictures attached apt search rpm results showing and ...
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How do I repair apt-get install after mixed install with rpm?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Desktop, but I followed the instructions for installing Oracle Java Runtime for the rpm packaged manager. https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/install/...
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how to install rpmrebuild-2.11-3.el7.noarch.rpm on ubuntu system

I tried to install rpmrebuild using the below command : rpm -ivh rpmrebuild-2.11-3.el7.noarch.rpm. But fails with the below errors: error: Failed dependencies: /bin/bash is needed by ...
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convert 32bit rpm to deb on 64bit linux

I downloaded backburner (renderfarm manager) from here . I tried to convert it with sudo alien -cv backburner.rpm but terminal prints out backburner.rpm is for architecture i386 ; the package cannot ...
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install jdk on Ubuntu with rpm package

I downloaded jdk-8u73-linux-x64.rpm from Oracle. then I try to convert .rpm to .deb to install it on Ubuntu 15.10. So I tried this code: sudo alien jdk*.rpm and after a few minutes I have jdk1.8.0-...
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How to fix rpm-common package is in very bad inconsistent state?

The Software Updater prompted me that there were updates available for install. After installing, however, I keep receiving crash report prompts, especially after rebooting. My system appears to be ...
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Difference between 64 bit.rpm and 64 bit.deb packages

What is the difference between software installation files called 64 bit.deb and 64 bit.rpm? I want to understand which one is best for my computer so that I am downloading and installing the correct ...
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How to install rpm package without converting into deb

When I am trying to convert rpm into deb, following warnings appeared: warning: libgmt-devel-4.5.9-3.mga4.i586.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 80420f66: NOKEY warning: libgmt-devel-4.5.9-3....
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How to install rpm package in ubuntu when Alien fails?

I have an RPM package for a driver for my usb device, and a deb package for it doesn't exist. Alien fails, giving me a bunch of errors. Lots of: error: db5 error(-30969) from dbenv->open: BDB0091 ...
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puppet intalled but stilll problem shown

Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6.5) ... root@niroj-SVE15118FJW:/home/niroj# rpmquery puppet package puppet is not installed root@niroj-SVE15118FJW:/home/niroj# puppet --version 3.4.3 ...
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What are packages called in Ubuntu?

In many distributions, when speaking of a package, the word RPM is used. Wikipedia does not list Debian and Ubuntu as one of them, as their package system is different. The abbreviation as a word do ...
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how to execute brother dcp135 printer driver [duplicate]

How do I run an executable file (a .rpm file), in this case a printer driver?
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Why is rpm -qa showing nothing in Ubuntu?

I am doing dpkg -l and it is listing all installed packages, but rpm -qa is not showing anything. Why is this the case? Do I have to make some changes so that rpm will also display the installed ...
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verify ownership on all files and directories associated with packages

In the Redhat, we can verify ownership on all files and directories associated with packages by using the following command: # rpm -Va | grep '^......U' Is there any equivalent command for Ubuntu? I ...
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db5 error(-30969) from dbenv->open: BDB0091 DB_VERSION_MISMATCH: Database environment version mismatch

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and trying to unzip rpm file like sudo alien --scripts -d oracle-xe-11.2.0-1.0.x86_64.rpm I am getting like error: db5 error(-30969) from dbenv->open: BDB0091 ...
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Extracting multiple rpm files and overwrite existing files

I have a bunch of rpm files in a directory, where all rpm files are extracted as /usr/.. I would like to extract all rpm files and overwrite existing files. I normally do that with file-roller -f *....
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Unable to install Oracle SQL Developer 4.0.2 (4.0.2.15.21) from rpm file

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 (using Update Manager), and it works fine with no issues. In which I am using SQL Developer 3.2.20.09 and it works fine. Now a newer version was released on May ...
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How to install Jupiter on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I have made some research how to install Jupiter on Ubuntu 14.04: In therory: download the program (noarch.rpm) from sourceforge convert .rpm into .deb, by using alien program; add missing jupiter ...
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Install rpm on machine without network access

I am debugging my computer which is running Ubuntu. I got a driver for PCIE and I need to install this driver. So first I need to run this command: rpmbuild -tb igb.tar.gz, however I'm getting the ...
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missing a command during running alien to convert a .rpm - .deb

I need to generate this .rpm file with alien to .deb and then i need to sudo dpkg -i the.deb file But in terminal it does not show me it has converted it. Im sure its a small command that im not ...
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Problem with deb installation alien converter

I tried to install unsupported jupiter on Ubuntu 14.04, I got the jupiter-0.1.7-1.noarch.rpm from sourceforge and converted to deb with: sudo alien -k jupiter-0.1.7-1.noarch.rpm then alien generated ...
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Can I use RPM packages in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

A friend of mine uses RPM and has many custom in house developed packages of his own and wants to switch to Ubuntu. The question he asked me was; Can I use RPM packages with Ubuntu instead of .deb ? ...
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Convert RPM file to ISO file [closed]

I want to download an OS. I have two options: either downloading ISO file directly via remote link. Or Downloading RPM package via BitTorrent I want to download via BitTorrent. However, I want ...
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What's the equivalent of rpm -qc PACKAGE_NAME in Ubuntu?

# rpm -qc PACKAGE_NAME lists the configuration files contained in that RPM package, in a Red Hat-like OS. What's it's equivalent command in an Ubuntu/Debian-based OS?
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Installing mysql 5.1 with Ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed, I need to install mysql 5.1 in that. Following steps I performed: Other things to be installed: Run this command to install alien and other necessary packages if not ...
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VFS 495 finger print reader not working in Ubuntu

I have HP Probook 450 and it has integrated finger print reader VFS 495 from Validity Inc. I have Linux drivers from the HP site. Now I want to make it work it in Ubuntu. The drivers are in rpm format ...
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How do I convert a x86 RPM to a x86 DEB within a x64 system?

In my case the software I am trying to convert is the Lacie lightscribe labeler. 1.- I renamed the RPM mv LaCie\ LightScribe\ Labeler\ 1.0\ Linux.rpm lacie-lightscribe-labeler-1.0.rpm 2.- Convert ...
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What is the differences between RPM package manager and Alien software?

An app required me to install RPM package to install .rpm files. But as far as I know, there is another software called "alien". What is the difference between this two? I couldn't manage to find on ...
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converting rpm file to debian fle

Please any one give the solution for this whenever I try to convert the rpm file to deb file I always get this problem error: /home/sumantakar/Documents/TestRPM.rpm: not an rpm package (or package ...
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DRM different on CentOS than Ubuntu?

Amazon Prime Instant Video runs on top of the Adobe Macromedia flash-plugin and works on 32bit and 64bit versions of CentOS Linux out-of-the-box. Why does it not work on Ubuntu? Is there a ...
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How can I batch convert .rpms to .debs in Ubuntu?

I want to install the daily current build of LibreOffice in Ubuntu but they only make it available in .rpms. I know I'm supposed to use Alien to convet .rpms to .debs but I can't find a command to ...
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