alien - convert and install rpm and other packages

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name alien
Package version 8.86
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 208 B
Download size 57.17 KB
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Alien allows you to convert LSB, Red Hat, Stampede and Slackware Packages
into Debian packages, which can be installed with dpkg.
It can also generate packages of any of the other formats.
This is a tool only suitable for binary packages.


Package Version Architecture Repository
alien_8.86_all.deb 8.86 all Ubuntu Main
alien - - -


Name Value
cpio -
debhelper >= 7
dpkg-dev -
make -
perl -
rpm >= 2.4.4-2
rpm2cpio -


Type URL
Binary Package alien_8.86_all.deb
Source Package alien

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install alien deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install alien



See Also

Package Description
alsa-base_1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu1_all.deb ALSA driver configuration files
alsa-utils_1.0.25-1ubuntu5_amd64.deb Utilities for configuring and using ALSA
amarok-common_2.5.0-0ubuntu6_all.deb architecture independent files for Amarok
amarok-help-de_2.5.0-0ubuntu6_all.deb German (de) handbook for Amarok
amarok-help-en_2.5.0-0ubuntu6_all.deb English (en) handbook for Amarok
amarok-help-es_2.5.0-0ubuntu6_all.deb Spanish (es) handbook for Amarok
amarok-help-et_2.5.0-0ubuntu6_all.deb Estonian (et) handbook for Amarok
amarok-help-fr_2.5.0-0ubuntu6_all.deb French (fr) handbook for Amarok
amarok-help-it_2.5.0-0ubuntu6_all.deb Italian (it) handbook for Amarok
amarok-help-nl_2.5.0-0ubuntu6_all.deb Dutch (nl) handbook for Amarok
amarok-help-pt-br_2.5.0-0ubuntu6_all.deb Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR) handbook for Amarok
amarok-help-pt_2.5.0-0ubuntu6_all.deb Portuguese (pt) handbook for Amarok
amarok-help-ru_2.5.0-0ubuntu6_all.deb Russian (ru) handbook for Amarok
amarok-help-sv_2.5.0-0ubuntu6_all.deb Swedish (sv) handbook for Amarok
amarok-help-uk_2.5.0-0ubuntu6_all.deb Ukrainian (uk) handbook for Amarok