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Hello all, I'm Looking for information on Installing rmp files in knoppix. I'm new to this and have not been able to getthem to install....
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    Looking for information on Installing rmp files


    Hello all,

    I'm Looking for information on Installing rmp files in knoppix.

    I'm new to this and have not been able to getthem to install.
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    Do you mean rpm files? If so, then you should look into using apt to install programs.

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    You can install RPM files in a Debian-based system (like Knoppix) using a program called alien, however as mentioned earlier, it's best if you install things using your distribution's native package scheme, such as DEB, using apt-get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    Do you mean rpm files? If so, then you should look into using apt to install programs.

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    Yes I did my fingers hit the wrong keys.

    techieMoe, You can install RPM files in a Debian-based system (like Knoppix) using a program called alien, however as mentioned earlier, it's best if you install things using your distribution's native package scheme, such as DEB, using apt-get.
    I have heard of alien not sure how it works?
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    alien works pretty well if you can't find it in apt repositories or as a .deb. You can use alien to convert the rpm to a deb and then install with your native package management system, if memory serves me correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genesus
    alien works pretty well if you can't find it in apt repositories or as a .deb. You can use alien to convert the rpm to a deb and then install with your native package management system, if memory serves me correctly.
    Yes. Alien works by converting the RPM into a DEB. The approximate syntax is this:

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    alien --to-deb somePackage.rpm
    Which leaves you with somePackage.deb, which you can then install using dpkg:

    Code:
    dpkg -i somePackage.deb
    Of course, this is only if you can't find any DEB packages or obtain the software you want using apt-get.
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