installing rpm pack

Asked by bessem on 2009-02-11

i want to install the MEGA 4 software,
it was tested for ubuntu 7.1
the downloaded pack is rpm
when i use the alien command
"sudo alien -k MEGA-4-02.i386.rpm"
i get this answer
"Unpacking of 'MEGA-4-02.i386.rpm' failed at /usr/share/perl5/Alien/Package/Rpm.pm line 155"
can you help me, or is there another way to install the soft.
thanks for your help

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Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 πŸ¦„
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2009-02-13
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2009-02-12

You haven't run out of disk space have you?

Please read this before using alien:-

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RPM/AlienHowto

Installing packages which have been converted from rpm to deb format is generally not recommended.

I tried to do the same thing on my machine and it worked. Here's the resulting deb.

http://popey.com/~alan/mega_4-02_i386.deb

Use at your own risk.

bessem (c-bessem) said : #2

thanks a lot,
i used the deb pack u generated
and install it successfully
(checking with synaptic)
but i can't find it on applications or using the "Add/remove"
cause normally it's a soft for phylogenesis like treeview and clustal X combined.
for the space i have more than 70 Go free

Run the installed program from Terminal, or make a Launcher on Desktop

Malick DIATTA (maxi-milck) said : #4

hello,
FIRST try to connect as you by sudo your name.
try to move in the repertory wwhere you're installing the rpm package, and then use the commande tar -xzvf name file
to decompress then type the commande make name file, then make install name file.

bessem (c-bessem) said : #5

thanks for your help
i discovered that it needs wine to be launched
when i tried to launch it from the terminal

bessem (c-bessem) said : #6

Thanks Alan Pope, that solved my question.