Install .deb files in SuSe

If you find yourself downloading an application packaged in a .deb file, but you want to install it in SuSe you may be able to use Alien

1. In a new terminal window type su hit retutn and type root password

2. Download and Install alien using zypper: zypper in alien

3. Run: alien -r filename.deb, you should then find a .rpm file in the same location as the .deb which you can open with the application installer..

Mike Hudson

Mike Hudson is a Infrastructure Analyst living and working in Kingston Upon Hull. With extensive experience in Microsoft and Apple technologies, ranging from desktop OS’s to Server OS’s and hardware. By day working as part of an infrastructure team, and by night ridding the world of IT issues through blog posts..

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