How do i install .deb files ?

Hi Guys ,
anyone can tell me how do i install .deb files on OpenSUSE last version .
and thank you very much :wink:

On Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:46:01 +0000, kramti wrote:

> Hi Guys ,
> anyone can tell me how do i install .deb files on OpenSUSE last version
> .
> and thank you very much :wink:

You can convert them with alien, but .deb files are a package format that
is not rpm, and openSUSE uses rpm packages.

What is it that you’re trying to install? Have a look at
software.opensuse.org and see if it’s there in an rpm form.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
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how can i download and install alien ?

deb-Files might be installable and might not, therefore why you don’t answer:

What is it that you’re trying to install? Have a look at
software.opensuse.org and see if it’s there in an rpm form.

Also alien is avaible there.

		how can i download and install alien ?!

On Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:16:02 +0000, kramti wrote:

> how can i download and install alien ?

From the site that it looks like you’re trying to download from (which I
hope you’ll mention in the thread rather than via PM), there’s a download
specifically for openSUSE. Use that one.

The “rpm” command is what you need in order to install this package.
zypper will also work (and will attempt to pull in dependencies that this
package needs).

See http://activedoc.opensuse.org/book/opensuse-start-up/chapter-9-
managing-software-with-command-line-tools for information about how to do
this.

Jim

Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
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when i search in Software.opensuse.org it said :
No packages found matching your search.
You could try to extend your search to development packages or search for another base distribution (currently openSUSE:13.1).

anyother way for download it ?

Its avaible there.
http://software.opensuse.org/

But I don’t know, which phrase you are searching, which OS you have installed which…

I don’t find it :frowning:

Give me a direct link for download it plz

On Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:06:02 +0000, kramti wrote:

> Sauerland;2655304 Wrote:
>> Its avaible there.
>> http://software.opensuse.org/
>>
>> But I don’t know, which phrase you are searching, which OS you have
>> installed which…
>
> I don’t find it :frowning:

You need to say what it is that you’re looking to install and which
version of openSUSE you have - at a minimum.

People here aren’t mind readers - we only know what you tell us.

Don’t make people guess to help you - state specifically and clearly what
it is you are trying to install and accomplish. The someone will be able
to help you.

You might also want to read this:

www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

for advice on how to ask questions in a way that helps people help you. :slight_smile:

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

http://software.opensuse.org/package/alien

You’ll need to select the appropriate openSUSE version and ‘Show unstable packages’, then the appropriate package for your system.

Really thnx :slight_smile: +++++

Glad to have been of help, but please realise that alien is no guarantee that the DEB package will be converted into a compatible RPM equivalent. If it fails, you may want to tell us what application you’re trying to install (as others have already asked).

On Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:46:01 +0000, deano ferrari wrote:

> kramti;2655314 Wrote:
>> Really thnx :slight_smile: +++++
> Glad to have been of help, but please realise that alien is no guarantee
> that the DEB package will be converted into a compatible RPM equivalent.
> If it fails, you may want to tell us what application you’re trying to
> install (as others have already asked).

Initially, OP had sent me a PM in response indicating it was a portscanner
application that - on its own webpage - includes an RPM that says it’s
suitable for installation on openSUSE. So I’m really unclear as to why
(a) he’s not saying which it is publicly, or (b) why he’s not using the
RPM that the folks who make the software provide.

[shrug]

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

Right, thanks Jim.

On 2014-07-22 19:46, kramti wrote:
>
> Hi Guys ,
> anyone can tell me how do i install .deb files on OpenSUSE last version

Quick answer: you do not.

Instead, you find an rpm prepared for openSUSE, and not for any release,
but for the exact release you have installed.

There is a huge list of packages ready to install, with a search link at
http://software.opensuse.org/

And you install everything with YaST, zypper, or apper.

Only on emergencies, if you absolutely need a .deb package and you are
absolutely sure there is no chance of getting the rpm, then you attempt
conversion with alien (which you can get with YaST).


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” (Minas Tirith))

What is http://software.opensuse.org/package/alien ?
You can read here how to convert: http://linuxpoison.blogspot.de/2010/05/how-to-convert-between-packages-deb-rpm.html
But I say the same like all the others. OpenSUSE has got most important packages in the repository. Use them with zypper or YaST, please.