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asked 2012-09-08 15:50:10 -0600

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Is there any way to cheat the rule for .rpm and to install .deb files on fedora :)

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answered 2012-09-08 21:27:44 -0600

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updated 2012-09-08 22:52:37 -0600

not possible, but you could change .deb to .rpm using Alien

How to install Alien?

su -c 'yum -y localinstall'

How to use?

alien -r -c yourprogram.deb

Some programs may work if you extract the .deb, install dependencies and copy the directories to the destination.

NOTE: Do not try to convert mobilemediaconverter.deb to rpm. It causes damage to the system.

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Your link seems to be out of date.

Lindh-E gravatar imageLindh-E ( 2014-06-21 17:29:12 -0600 )edit

answered 2012-09-09 03:04:05 -0600

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updated 2012-09-09 03:04:48 -0600

.RPM is only package format sponsored by LSB (Linux Standard Base). .DEB is package format based on egos and marketing by Cannonical and Debian project.

Is not fair you have use alien to "can" use .DEB. Anyway, Alien was discontinued long ago on Fedora, Why? I guess remove or down stability or up security lacks.

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