[plug] ubuntu package install question

Onno Benschop onno at itmaze.com.au
Mon Mar 7 00:13:03 WST 2005

Chris Griffin wrote:

>I have managed to install ubuntu and wanted to install the latest Java
>runtime. I have a .rpm of it and have managed to try to tell ubuntu to
>install the rpm. It told me I needed to use alien on it, I did and now
>I have a .deb of that file. So what now?
Normally you'd use dpkg -i file.deb, however if you're installing Sun 
Java, starting off with an RPM, and using alien to make it into a .deb, 
it won't work. (It was the single biggest problem I faced when 
installing the ATO software to do my BAS on-line 
[http://itmaze.com.au/articles/ato/].) Instead I downloaded the Linux 
self-extracting file and installed that.

Onno Benschop

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