How to install the
alien command on CentOS 7 to convert .deb to .rpm?
alien is already in EPEL and it makes it quite easy to install it in CentOS 7.
First, enable EPEL following this tutorials.
Then, install alien by
# yum install alien
Then alien should be ready:
# yum info alien Installed Packages Name : alien Arch : noarch Version : 8.95 Release : 3.el7 Size : 223 k Repo : installed From repo : epel Summary : Converter between the rpm, dpkg, stampede slp, and Slackware tgz file formats URL : https://sourceforge.net/projects/alien-pkg-convert/ License : GPLv2+ Description : Alien is a program that converts between the rpm, dpkg, stampede : slp, and Slackware tgz file formats. If you want to use a package : from another distribution than the one you have installed on your : system, you can use alien to convert it to your preferred package : format and install it.