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I was told that DSL can use .rpm's, but I don't know how. I've tried to run one, but DSL doesn't recognize the file type. I don't know if it ...
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    Using .rpm's in DSL


    I was told that DSL can use .rpm's, but I don't know how. I've tried to run one, but DSL doesn't recognize the file type. I don't know if it matters, but I've installed DSL to my hard drive, and enabled dpkg. Do I have to do anything to before I can use .rpm's?

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    my guess....
    is

    in a console
    apt-get install rpm

    once done
    man rpm

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    I've never really used apt-get, but doesn't it need internet access? Because I don't have internet access on that machine.

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    You can use alien to convert the rpm to a deb and then install that. You will have to look at the man page for alien on how to convert the package to a deb. When it is a deb, simply do (as root):
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    dpkg -i <package>.deb
    Note: I don't think alien is 100% guaranteed to work.

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    Thanks. I've downloaded alien, and I am going to try it.

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