When on a 64-bit system, you might come across 32-bit RPM packages that you want to convert to DEB (or vice versa). Here’s how to convert RPM packages to DEB.
RPM packages are just not as abundant as DEB files – It’s a fact. To solve this, simply convert the deb packages to the rpm format using Alien.
Most Linux distro comes with a package manager that allows you to easily install binary package (DEB or RPM). However, if you are planning to customize the software you are installing, like adding additional features, then you might want to use the source packages and compile them yourself. Here is how you can do so.
Package management in Debian and Ubuntu-based distro is easy. But if you are looking to create your own deb packages, there aren’t many useful tools around. Learn how you can build your own deb packages here.
The one thing that almost everyone does after a system reformat is to re-install all the applications and restore the system back to its previous state. A troublesome, boring, and sometime tedious task. It can get worst if you do not have access to the Internet. Wouldn’t it be great if you can install all […]
If you use Linux in any depth, you’re eventually have to install a program from source code. Normally the process is pretty quick and painless, but it still has some drawbacks, especially when it comes to upgrading or uninstalling that program. To help resolve this, we’ve got checkinstall, a useful tool that adds some cleverness […]