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How to install a .deb file in openSuse

Sometimes you’ll find a download of a deb file that you cannot find in the repositories, or a suitable rpm file susefor your openSuse installation. If that’s the case you can attempt using alien.

1. su (type root password)

2. Install alien: # zypper in alien

3. Run: # alien -r packagename.deb –scripts

Thats the command to convert to rpm from deb, you should probably use –scripts because some packages need scripts that run and they need to be converted as well. So now you’re all done. Check to see if the application works. It may not work in all cases.

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