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Installing RPM files
« on: January 02, 2018, 01:57:21 PM »
 

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Hi there,
I am absolutely new to linux and have been using it for 2 days now. I would like to know how to install a .rpm file. I am trying to install Oracle 11g Express Edition.
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Re: Installing RPM files
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 02:56:16 PM »
 

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Hi @Riasat

You might follow instructions from here: http://blog.whitehorses.nl/2014/03/18/installing-java-oracle-11g-r2-express-edition-and-sql-developer-on-ubuntu-64-bit/

In this one it seems a ppa was provided for previuos Ubuntu versions, you could check if it still works.: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/linux/xe-on-kubuntu-087822.html

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 03:36:24 PM »
 

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hi friend, basicly iam new too so i dont know 100 percent but heres what i know
rpm is only for fedrola distro and assuming that you are running linuxlite we are based on ubuntu which is also based on debian so you need to download a .deb version of the app you are using and once downloaded the .deb file acts as a setup.exe file in windows all you have to do is to double click it
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Re: Installing RPM files
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 02:37:57 AM »
 

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Hi there,
I am absolutely new to linux and have been using it for 2 days now. I would like to know how to install a .rpm file. I am trying to install Oracle 11g Express Edition.

For Ubuntu, or Ubuntu-based distros (which includes Linux Lite), you will need software that has a *.deb file extension.
For a list of distros, that use software with the *.rpm file extension, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:RPM-based_Linux_distributions
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2017 - Raspberry pi 3B (4cores) ~ [email protected] - LibreElec, used for upgrading our Samsung TV (excellent for the task)  
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2008 - Asus X71Q (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6/Win8.1 dual-boot, LL works fine with kernel 4.15
2007 - Dell Latitude D630 (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6, works well with kernel 4.4; 4.15 doesn't work
 

Re: Installing RPM files
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 07:08:43 AM »
 

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rpm is only for fedrola distro and assuming that you are running linuxlite we are based on ubuntu which is also based on debian so you need to download a .deb version

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For Ubuntu, or Ubuntu-based distros (which includes Linux Lite), you will need software that has a *.deb file extension.
For a list of distros, that use software with the *.rpm file extension, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:RPM-based_Linux_distributions

RPM files are for Red Hat and OpenSUSE based distros; Fedora, CentOS, Scientific Linux, Oracle Linux, ClearOS and a few others.  I've never used them myself but there's a couple of apps which seems capable to allow installing RPM files in Ubuntu/Debian based distros:
Alien:  "Alien converts an RPM package file into a Debian package file or Alien can install an RPM file directly"
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RPM/AlienHowto
Debbuild: " It uses the build process and command-line options of rpmbuild, but produces packages that will install on Debian systems."
https://github.com/ascherer/debbuild
Checkinstall: "keeps track of all the files created or modified by your installation script, builds a standard binary package (.deb, .rpm, .tgz) and installs it in your system giving you the ability to uninstall it with your distribution's standard package management utilities."
https://wiki.debian.org/CheckInstall

They've  been around for quite a while now and like I said I've never used any of them since I've never needed to install a RPM on an Ubuntu/Debian system but as far as I read, many people claim they work.

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 10:52:17 AM »
 

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There was a time in the last ten years or so when RHEL was a better source for some obscure firmware not available directly from Ubuntu but that is no longer the case. Whatever you are trying to run I suggest you look for an Ubuntu based alternative. It's not difficult to install RPMs manually nowadays and using alien itself is generally unnecessary as many RPMs come with documentation on how to install with Debian commands. Anything other than firmware will not come with update/security/support from Ubuntu and synaptic may or may not correct dependencies. It can be hit or miss and uninstalls can give you problems unless you are familiar with the Debian syntax and way of doing things. If you know Debian go ahead, otherwise there is a good chance you will mess up your LL system even with alien.

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Re: Installing RPM files
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 11:55:54 AM »
 

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Thank you everyone for your responses...I converted the RPM with Alien and then followed the instructions from whitehorse.com.Oracle is up and running.
 


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