Install alien package converter on ubuntu 9.10

Asked by Chathuranga on 2010-01-06

I manually download alien using another pc. Now alien package is on my ubuntu desktop. Tell me how do i install it. I don't have any idea.
Thank u!

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zvacet
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2010-01-07
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2010-01-07
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2010-01-06
Luis F. Lopez (luis.lopez) said : #1

What happens when you double-click on it?

Chathuranga (u-tag) said : #2

Hi Luis,
that alien package is ".tar.gz" type package. (If u know alien package converter ".deb" type package download url tell me). *I don' have a internet connection.
Thank u! I expect favourable reply.

Chathuranga (u-tag) said : #3

I'm downloading packages using another windows PC.

Chathuranga (u-tag) said : #4

I'm very beginer for linux.

Luis F. Lopez (luis.lopez) said : #5

Follow this guide:

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

Hope this helps

Luis

Best zvacet (ivicakolic) said : #6

You can download alien package from http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/alien .You need to download all packages marked with red ball (you can download blue ones too) and then download alien package ( at the bottom of the page).Put all packages in one folder and put that folder in your Ubuntu home directory.Let say the folder name is folal (name it as you wish).Applications>accessories>terminal and type

cd folal

sudo dpkg -i *deb

That will install alien packages and all dependencies.If you donĀ“t have internet connection you can use Keryx http://keryxproject.org/

Chathuranga (u-tag) said : #7

Thanks zvacet, that solved my question.