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I have converted an i336 .rpm file into a .deb file in Ubuntu using alien successfully, but I am getting the following error while converting an i586.rpm file of the same application into a .deb file:

Unpacking of 'app-1-1.i586.rpm' failed at /usr/share/perl5/Alien/Package/Rpm.pm line 155.

I do not know how to resolve this type of issue.

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check your file with an archive manager

maybe it was not downloaded correctly!

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Here is how to install rpm packages on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, or Debian.

Install alien and all the dependencies it needs:

# apt-get install alien dpkg-dev debhelper build-essential

To convert a package from rpm to Debian format:

# alien packagen.rpm

Finally, install your package!

# dpkg -i package.deb

For more info, visit: http://namhuy.net/1207/how-to-install-rpm-packages-on-ubuntu-mint-or-debian.html

$ alien -h
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I think he knows that already (But it's great for people arriving here and who don't) –  Kwaio Dec 10 '13 at 14:41
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