cannot install rpm with alien on ubuntu

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Chad, May 9, 2007.

  1. Chad

    Chad New Member

    I installed Alien via Synaptic and then attempted to install the rpm via this method:

    sudo alien -i soft-pro-3.0.0-154.rhel4.i386.rpm

    I got these errors:

    warning: soft-pro-3.0.0-154.rhel4.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 2425c37e
    Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package soft-pro: postinst
    Warning: Use the --scripts parameter to include the scripts.
    warning: soft-pro-3.0.0-154.rhel4.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 2425c37e


    So I tried to convert it to debian package:

    sudo alien -d soft-pro-3.0.0-154.rhel4.i386.rpm


    I then double clicked it and installed it via the debian manager, it went through without errors. However, when I click the shortcut icon it created in applications > system tools, absolutely nothing happens.

    What should I do?
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    It depends on the package that you want to install whether it works with alien or not. If an rpm has lots of dependencies, than most likely it will not install successfully on Debian-based distributions.

    You can check your log files to find out why the application doesn't start.
     

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