There are times when you need to install an application that is only available in *.rpm package in Debian GNU/Linux or Ubuntu operating system. One of the main obstacles is that Debian / Ubuntu are using *.deb based packaging system which is incompatible with RPM.
However you can easily convert RPM package to *.deb and install it afterwards, here’s how to do it :
- Install alien, its available in Debian, Ubuntu repository
- Convert rpm package using command “sudo alien -k some-binary-package.rpm”
- Install it using this command “sudo dpkg -i some-binary-package.deb
That’s all about it! Have fun installing application in your application.