[SOLVED] Locating and installing alien to convert rpm to deb

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[SOLVED] Locating and installing alien to convert rpm to deb

Postby bigal on Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:02 am

Can anyone advise on how to get and install alien on my LM7? Every time I look for it I am offered a game.
I want to use it to convert a rpm package to deb. There is no deb available for the software that i need to install.



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Re: Locating and installing alien to convert rpm to deb

Postby mick55 on Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:24 am

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Menu->Package Manager->Search->Alien->Mark for installation->Apply
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SOLVED Re: Locating and installing alien to convert rpm to d

Postby bigal on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:14 pm

Thank you Mick55

I had tried that before but after reading your post I realised that I had to select "Name" from drop down list. I had accepted the default, which was why I was getting nowhere fast. Thanks to you I am sorted (for now)

I'll try to do better next time!

Now, how do I mark this post as "Solved"...........
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Re: Locating and installing alien to convert rpm to deb

Postby gibbs1984 on Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:06 pm

Or:

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sudo apt-get install alien


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Re: [SOLVED] Locating and installing alien to convert rpm to deb

Postby bigal on Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:02 pm

You learn something new ever day - thank goodness

Thanks for you help

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