sudo alien --to-deb Your_PackAge.rpm

convert .rpm to .deb using alien

convert to debian package file (deb) a redhat package file (rpm) , then you can install it by using dpkg , require alien package ( sudo apt-get install alien first )
Sample Output
gnu@robby:~/Bureau$ sudo alien --to-deb prozilla-1.3.6-1.i686.rpm 
prozilla_1.3.6-2_i386.deb generated

gnu@robby:~/Bureau$ sudo dpkg -i prozilla_1.3.6-2_i386.deb 
dpkg - avertissement?: prozilla mis ? jour de la version 2.0.4-1 vers l'ancienne version 1.3.6-2.
(Lecture de la base de donn?es... 169043 fichiers et r?pertoires d?j? install?s.)
Pr?paration du remplacement de prozilla 2.0.4-1 (en utilisant prozilla_1.3.6-2_i386.deb) ...
D?paquetage de la mise ? jour de prozilla ...
Param?trage de prozilla (1.3.6-2) ...
Traitement des ? d?clenchements (triggers) ? pour ? man-db ?...

By: eastwind
2009-09-27 13:49:07

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What Others Think

You don't need sudo to run alien. Of course you do need it to run dpkg/apt-get/whatever.
bwoodacre · 451 weeks and 4 days ago
On my distro , it s required . At first I also think it does'nt need sudo but shell asked me for psswd . The alternative do the reverse (from deb to rpm ) of what my cli does (from rpm to deb ).
eastwind · 451 weeks and 3 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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