I'd like to use the command dpkg in my PHP script (using exec).

I'm running CentOS. Is there a way I can install the command dpkg on there?

Step by step guide would be fantastic.


These steps worked for me on CentOS 7:

  1. Install epel using the following command: sudo yum -y install epel-release
  2. Refresh repo by typing the following commad: sudo yum repolist
  3. Install the dpkg rpm packages: sudo yum install dpkg-devel dpkg-dev

For more information: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/installing-rhel-epel-repo-on-centos-redhat-7-x/

  • These commands raise the error "nothing provides lzma needed by dpkg-dev-1.18.25-12.el8.noarch" on centos8. However yum install dpkg after installing epel-release worked – Andy Ray Jan 6 at 1:36

with centos you should be using yum, since it is the package manager of centos.

dpkg is for debian (ubuntu) based distributions.

  • so there is now way of installing the dpkg command for use in php? – Moe Jul 2 '10 at 7:23
  • Use a OS that supports dpkg if you want to use dpkg – Nitrodist Jul 2 '10 at 7:28
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    the real question is: what do you need dpkg for in php?? – akira Jul 2 '10 at 8:17

For those who wanted to know: you can install dpkg.

Qouted from http://pkgs.org/centos-6/epel-i386/dpkg-

  1. Download the latest epel-release rpm from http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/
  2. Install epel-release rpm:

    rpm -Uvh epel-release*rpm

  3. Install dpkg rpm package:

    yum install dpkg

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