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    How can i open .deb and .rpm files on my Ubuntu 6.06 ?

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    You install deb files using the dpkg command (man dpkg). Debian/Ubuntu don't use the rpm package format, you have to use a package called "alien" to convert them to deb packages although they are not guaranteed to work after the conversion or installation.

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    Yes, stick with .deb whenever possible.

    In fact, stick with the package manager whenever possible.

    More details here:
    http://www.monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing

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    thanx for the help but can someone tell me where to download the alien or another convert to convert .rpm to .deb please ?

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    Check out the instructions I posted here on how to install and use "alien" :
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/344262-post10.html
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    ok ... thanku guys for the help

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    i have a problem ... i install the .deb and i can see it in my menu but when i click on it nothing happened why ?

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    which package you installed ?
    execute it from terminal. what does it show ?



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    i try to install LimeWire and Frostwire ....

    execute it from terminal. what does it show ?
    i am new in linux, what do u mean ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stake
    thanx for the help but can someone tell me where to download the alien or another convert to convert .rpm to .deb please ?

    alien is in synaptic !

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