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Hi,

I want to install a rpm package , but i dont have rpm installed . I dont have access to internet in that machine except i can connect via USB .

Is there a way i can  install package manually in ubuntu 14...?

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by:Kent W
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RPM is for Red Hat based Linux flavors (RH, CentOS, Fedora, etc.).
You can't install an RPM based file on Ubuntu (Debian).

You want to look at atp-get (the RH based Yum equivalent for Debian based systems), and "dpkg" for manually installing .deb package files, similar to how RMP manages .rpm packages on RH.

In other words, Ubuntu / Debian systems use apt-get and dpkg similar to RH systems use of yum and RPM.  

Hope that clears it up for you.
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by:magento
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Hi,

I downloaded oracle and it has .rpm extension . That means i cant install oracle on Ubuntu ?

Even apt-get and dpkg i received the same error as unable to fetch url as it tried downloading dependencies and i dont have internet connection and it fails.

Is there a way i can download the packages manually connect via USB and placed them in ubuntu machine and install it manually?

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by:magento
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I do understand that using alien i have to convert rpm to deb packages.

How to install alien without internet connection , can i downloaad them manually and connect via usb to install it ?

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by:Farooq Hussain
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Yes, You have to download it manually from Internet.

Please use this link to download alien  

http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/alien/alien_8.90_all.deb

Use Winscp if you are using Windows to upload the deb package on machine and place it your home folder or copy the same package on USB and finally install using following command

sudo dpkg -i alien_8.90_all.deb
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by:magento
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Farooq Hussain,

Thank you so much .

This is what i am looking for .
Can you advice whether i need to download any other packages ? As this site says i have to download other 3 packages as well >>http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/install-an-rpm-package-on-ubuntu-linux/ .
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Farooq Hussain earned 500 total points
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Hi,

Please install alien first. But If you found any error in installing alien then you deferentially required other packages.

Following package is consist of many other dependency. it take you too long to resolve all to them. Its better to have internet of machine and install is from apt-get.

dpkg-dev debhelper build-essential

if you still don't have internet of machine then go to Ubuntu machine and run following command which I found some
where on internet

sudo apt-get -qq --print-uris install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) | cut -d\' -f 2 > urls.txt

Copy the urls.txt to a thumbdrive and move over to a computer with Internet Access. Download all files from urls.txt (if the other computer is running Linux you can use wget < urls.txt) and save them in a folder called deb on your thumbdrive.

sudo cp /media/YOUR_USERNAME/THUMBDRIVE_NAME/deb/* /var/cache/apt/archives/
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

http://askubuntu.com/questions/334136/how-do-i-install-build-essential-without-an-internet-connection

But what I will I do I go for temporary internet connection to machine using proxy for some other way because three other package have lots of dependency.
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by:magento
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I tried that but it keeps on giving dependencies.Also i cant get temporary proxy in that machine.

I have windows 7 , is it possible i can install ubuntu in my PC ?
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by:Farooq Hussain
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Yes, Install Virtual Box and install Ubuntu inside Windows.
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by:serialband
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Ubuntu can also be installed as dual boot if you want or need speed.  Virtual Box will run at about half the speed.


You can try apt-offline https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/apt-offline

You run this on the linux system to prepare the package to get and put it on USB.
apt-offline set --install-packages=alien /media/usbstick/offline.sig

On windows with internet, assuming your USB stick shows up as E:\ you download the package.
apt-offline get E:\offline.sig

Then you put the USB stick back on the linux system.
apt-offline install /media/usbstick/offline.zip

Its a python script so you can run it anywhere with python installed.  You'll have to manually download the necessary packages to first install apt-offline, if you don't have them already.  This should require fewer packages, mainly python, than what you'd normally install.  You can then install alien with all the package dependencies needed.
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alien is a tool that converts rpms to dpkgs and vice versa.
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