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Why does the alien package converter need root permissions?

When trying to convert a .deb package to .rpm using alien, I use this command: $ alien -r foo.rpm but it complains thusly: > Warning: alien is not running as root! > Warning: Ownerships of ...
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RPM should not be used directly install RPM packages [closed]

whenever I use rpm -ivh, this shows. What's the risk? man says: rpm is a powerful Package Manager, which can be used to build, install, query, verify, update, and erase individual software ...
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Converting .rpm file into .deb file using alien in Ubuntu

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: ...
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rpm file conflict after alien conversion

I have a program for which I generate a .deb file. The .deb file works fine on the systems I have tried it on (also tested with lintian). Previously it has worked to use alien to convert this to .rpm ...