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    How do we install .tar.gz/.rpm archive appz in ubtuntu ?


    How do we install .tar.gz/.rpm archive appz in ubtuntu ? Pleae tell in detail(coz am a super n00b)

    Thanx in adavnce

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    Hi !

    for installing software in Linux check this article

    convert .rpm packages to .deb using this command....

    $ alien -i <rpm package>


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    Code:
    sudo apt-get install alien
    Code:
    sudo alien package.rpm
    You need root privileges to use alien.
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    Frankly, how do i install an rpm archive in Ubuntu 6.06

    from the link given by devils_casper(http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/rpm-...ystem/ntfs-3g/)

    i have downloaded ntfs-3g-20060714-1.guru.suse101.i686.rpm.

    So how do i install this...plz help

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    HI !!

    now convert this rpm to .deb format......


    $ sudo alien ntfs-3g-20060714-1.guru.suse101.i686.rpm

    it will generate .deb file...... install it.....

    $ dpkg -i ntfs-3g-20060714-1.guru.suse101.i686.deb



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    " root@rajesh-desktop:~# alien ntfs-3g-20060714-1.guru.suse101.i686.rpm
    File "ntfs-3g-20060714-1.guru.suse101.i686.rpm" not found.
    root@rajesh-desktop:~#"

    whenever i try to convert the file this mesage is displayed

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    hi !!

    where did you download that rpm file ????
    use 'cd' to connect that folder...... type "ls" command... that file must be listed in ouput.......



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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    hi !!

    where did you download that rpm file ????
    use 'cd' to connect that folder...... type "ls" command... that file must be listed in ouput.......



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    http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/rpm-...ystem/ntfs-3g/

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    Far easier to install deb package in the first place http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=217009 . Shouldn't be any need to mess about converting suse rpms to deb packages unless it's obscure stuff. In addition to devils_casper's link see this about installing software in ubuntu using apt-get/synaptic https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajeshgovindan2005
    http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/rpm-...ystem/ntfs-3g/
    i am asking... where you stored this .rpm file in your machine..... ???
    is it on desktop ???

    alien /home/rajesh-desktop/Desktop/ntfs-3g-20060714-1.guru.suse101.i686.rpm



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