Install .rpm Packages

  11 years ago

Linux Mint Support only deb package installation, If you have some software in rpm package you can install it in Linux Mint easily.

To install open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following command in the Terminal:

  • sudo apt-get install alien dpkg-dev debhelper build-essential

Now convert package from RPM format to DEB format, use the following command. Change your packagename in command:

  • sudo alien packagename.rpm

To install the deb package enter following command:

  • sudo dpkg -i packagename.deb
Azhen 9 years ago


Mintification 11 years ago

Good old alien. Thanks for the tutorial.

dagon 11 years ago


Please use the forum for support, no one will see your post here:

freakazoid 11 years ago

Hi there, I am a newbie and am having a bit of trouble installing .rpm packages. The system says Alien is installed but I can't find it and do not know how to execute it. I need to install "iscan-2.28.1-3.i386.rpm" to get my scanner to work as the OS does not read the scanner. It's an Epson Perfection V33. Can you possibly advise please?