How to install alien on CentOS 7 to convert .deb to .rpm?

How to install the alien command on CentOS 7 to convert .deb to .rpm?

related to an answer for: How to install .deb packages on Fedora?
asked Sep 25, 2017 by Eric Z Ma (44,280 points)

1 Answer

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.
answered Oct 18, 2017 by Eric Z Ma (44,280 points)

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