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    I have installed alien and adept via synaptic package manager but I cant seem to find the programs after the install was completed. I need to convert .rpm to deb also tar.gz to .deb and I have read on the forums these are the programs to use so can someone please tell me where to find them
    I am running ubuntu 9.04

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    Adept is like Synaptic, but for KDE. So if you don't use KDE, you don't really need it.

    Alien is a command line tool.

    alien -i MySQL-zrm-1.1-1.noarch.rpm
    will convert and install the package, while
    alien -i MySQL-zrm-1.1-1.noarch.rpm
    will only convert it, so you can install it using:

    dpkg -i MySQL-zrm-1.1-1.noarch.deb
    Read the complete tutorial here.

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    excellent, thanks for the help

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