How to Install RPM in Linux Mint?

There is no doubt in the fact that Linux is world’s most popular open source software operating used by millions every day. The reason behind popularity is being the free one.

If you are also the one who is using it then you may tackle with numerous issues because it is really typical to use in beginning.

On the other hand, everything is different from the Microsoft Windows which make it typical to use. The one of common issue everyone face is with installation and installing .rpm software is also typical.

Getting the complication with same? Well, don’t worry because we are here to help you out with the installation.

Basically, the .rpm is package management system and all the files with this format are itself the package management files.

Mostly developers use these files and Linux get the most of issue while installations but there are some easy method to get it done easily.

Step by Step Installation of RPM in Linux Mint

You can easily find sometimes there is need of installing software that are in the .rpm format on Ubuntu/Linux Mint but wants to get it done easily then follow the given below steps wisely.

Install RPM on Linux Mint

You should know that Linux mint supports only .deb packages to install. So, this process will help in converting the rpm file into deb file easily.

  • Get started by opening terminal and it can be done by pressing (Ctrl+Alt+T) command. You should copy the given command perfectly which is “sudo apt-get install alien dpkg-dev debhelper build-essential”.
  • Now, you will be converting the RPM format into the DEB format and it is important process. Make sure to type it properly to avoid any sort of issue.
  • The next command which will help in the conversion is really important. It require You just need to type command “sudo alien packagename.rpm”.
  • In order to install the deb package now, you just need to hit the next command. The Command is “sudo dpkg –I packagename.deb” and it will take little time.

The package will be installed by this method and it is really easy. There are many other methods available online but it will be better to prefer this command terminal.  It work perfectly and reliable option also.

If you tackle to any sort of issue like the package didn’t worked then try again. Everything will be solved this time.