Ever wanted to convert a .rpm file to .deb file ?
“Alien” is a tool that comes handy for this 🙂
If you are a Debian or an Ubuntu user, install the “Alien” as follows:
$ sudo apt-get install alien
Once this is installed, we are ready to convert our .rpm file to .deb
$ alien -d package-name.rpm
The above command will generate the respective .deb file, which can be installed as usual, as follows:
$ sudo dpkg -i package-name.deb
If you want to keep alien from changing the version number use the following command
#alien -k rpm-package-file.rpm
Suppose we have a avg antivirus avg71lms-r30-a0782.i386.rpm file
To convert .rpm to debian
#alien -k avg71lms-r30-a0782.i386.rpm
Now you should be having avg71lms-r30-a0782.i386.deb file
P.S: please refer man alien for more info.
“Sometimes Aliens can come to our rescue” 🙂