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?
in a console
apt-get install rpm
I've never really used apt-get, but doesn't it need internet access? Because I don't have internet access on that machine.
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):
Note: I don't think alien is 100% guaranteed to work.
dpkg -i <package>.deb
Thanks. I've downloaded alien, and I am going to try it.