Install an RPM Package in Ubuntu

In order to be able to install rpm packages use the following commands.

First of all install the necessary prerequisites:

sudo apt-get install alien dpkg-dev debhelper build_essential

Secondly generate the with the Package name (replace pkgnme.rpm with the package name):

sudo alien pkgnme.rpm

Thirdly install the new deb package (use the name of the new deb package instead of the pkgnme.deb:

sudo dpkg -i pkgnme.deb
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