How to install .deb packages on Fedora?

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I come across some closed source software that only provides .deb packages. Fedora manages packages with rpm/yum. How to install the .deb packages on Fedora?

asked Mar 9, 2013 by anonymous

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Alien is a tool to convert .deb package to .rpm package: http://joeyh.name/code/alien/

To download and install alien:

$ wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/a/alien/alien_8.88.tar.gz
$ tar xf alien_8.888.tar.gz
$ cd alien
$ perl Makefile.PL; make; sudo make install

To convert a .deb package to a .rpm package:

$ alien -r package.deb

To install the converted rpm package:

$ sudo yum localinstall package.rpm
answered Mar 11, 2013 by anonymous
selected Mar 11, 2013

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