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Install .rpm in Ubuntu

We can't install .rpm package in ubuntu straightly. So we go to alien
Installing Alien :
You can install alien itself from the Ubuntu Universe repository by adding the repository to your list of sources and doing:

$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install alien
Installing the .rpm file :
To install the .rpm file, you first need to convert it to a .deb file which can be installed on Ubuntu. I assume that you downloaded the package to your Desktop (~/Desktop is the directory) You can convert the .rpm to a .deb by using the following commands. $cd ~/Desktop -This will change the directory to your desktop, where you have the .rpm file. $sudo alien -k name-of-rpm-file.rpm - This will convert the .rpm to a .deb. - The “-k” will keep the version number. Otherwise alien adds a “1″ to the version number. $sudo dpkg -i name-of-deb-file.deb - This will install the .deb package
* still not tried * I get it from ubuntu forum