How to convert .rpm files to .deb in Ubuntu

In order to work with .rpm files we need to install “alien” application. To install “alien”,

open “Accessories->Terminal” and type:

sudo apt-get install alien

For converting the RPM (.rpm) file to a Debian (.deb) package
open “Accessories->Terminal” and type:

sudo alien package_name.rpm


Installing the converted Debian package.
Either use gdebi, or open “Accessories->Terminal” and type:

sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb

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