How to install .rpm files 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

Installing an RPM file directly
In a terminal, enter:

sudo alien -i package_file.rpm


Converting the RPM file to a Debian package
In a terminal, enter:

sudo alien package_file.rpm

Installing the converted Debian package.
Either use gdebi, or in a terminal, enter:

sudo dpkg -i package_file.deb

For Additional Help
In a terminal, enter:

alien -h

Source: help.ubuntu.com

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