How To Convert RPM File Into DEB File on Ubuntu

This article shows how you can convert .rpm packages to .deb packages with a tool called alien so that you can easily install them on Debian and Ubuntu systems.

 Here’s how to convert a .rpm file into a .deb file in Ubuntu using ‘alien’ utility:
Run the following command at the terminal to install the package –

$sudo apt-get install alien


Now we’ll convert any .rpm file for e.g ‘teamviewer_linux.rpm’ into a .deb file.

run the following command at the terminal –

$sudo alien <file-name>

In our case,
$sudo alien teamviewer_8.0.17147-2_i386.rpm



Now run  the following command at the terminal , This will ensure that users will have execute  permissions to install the converted .deb file

$sudo chmod +x teamviewer_8.0.17147-2_i386.deb

Now lets install converted .deb file .

$ sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_8.0.17147-2_i386.deb

How To Convert RPM File Into DEB File on Ubuntu How To Convert RPM File Into DEB File on Ubuntu Reviewed by Unknown on April 04, 2016 Rating: 5

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