How to install rpm and .tx package in UBUNTU

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  1. DukeNukem

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    Hi Brothers and Sweet Cheeeeks

    i ordered the cd on 13 SEp and get them on 30th SEp (HOLY COW, Thats fast)

    i've installed it. (boy that was really fast)

    i need help on how to install the rpm and.tz packages in ubuntu



    and how to enable MP3 on it (if iam not bothering you guys with same old question)
     
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    its not a good idea to install RPM files on debian systems. Try to find out if that package is present in Ubuntu's mirrors and install it from synaptic.

    that said, you can first convert the rpm package to .deb by
    $ alien --to-deb fooPackage-barVersion.rpm


    yes you are bothering :D
    it has been answered umpteen times here.
    anyway, read this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats
     
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    how about .tz packages
    (is it possible to enable mp3 supp without installin anything)
    and one more thing
    how to install both of them through console in suse
     
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    Depends.
    What kind of tarball is it? Just an archive? Source Tarball? Precompiled Executables tarball? Slackware installer tarball?


    NO

    SuSE comes will the Restricted Plugins i suppose.
     
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    .tz as acrhive file
     
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    @DukeNukem, Like @GNUrag said, it's not a good idea to install RPM packages.
    Ubuntu has got 3 DVDs of packages available from it's repository!!! I think that's
    more than enough for you.

    In Ubuntu 6.06 , first get the Restricted formats, Click here

    Follow the procedure on this page & get it first.

    To play MP3, install XMMS:

    $ sudo apt-get install xmms xmms-skins xmms-cdread

    To play VCD/DVD etc., install MPLayer:

    $ sudo apt-get install mplayer mplayer-fonts mplayer-skins mencoder

    For a complete list of packages available See my post, 'Unleash the Power of Ubuntu 6.06' Click here

    To open Archive files like ZIP or tar.gz etc., just right-click,choose "Open with Archive Manager".
    Click on 'Extract', A dialog pops up , again click on "Extract' button.
    Simple, your archive file is extracted like in WinZIP!!
     
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    Thanks for SOS reply.

    But i am talking about installation of .tz packages not opening them

    i've opened them and they have lot and lots of files

    but how to install them to either suse or ubuntu
     
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    @DukeNukem, If it's a installation program, it will contain a README file, first
    read it. You'll also have a file like install.sh or something similar.

    In Suse Linux , login as root :

    $ su -
    (Enter root password)

    # cd <directory path>

    # ./install.sh

    After installation is over to logout of root, type
    # exit

    In Ubuntu or any Debian-based Linux distro

    $ sudo ./install.sh

    OK. This wraps up installing software in binary format. If it's Source file you must
    compile it.
     
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    Thanks a Lot for clarification
    (yes they contain readme and install.sh files)
    will do as directed
     
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    thanks there mediator

    what is the root password in ubuntu
     
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    @DukeNukem, A random password is set for root during Ubuntu installation. Anyway, you don't need
    root password in Ubuntu. Use sudo, gksudo, gksu commands & you get the
    same root permission.

    For eg.,

    $ sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    Opens the file 'xorg.conf' for read/write operation. Since only root has read/write permission for this file.
    You get the same access-level as root using sudo, gksudo etc.,

    CAUTION: Don't edit this file (xorg.conf) unless you know what you are doing. It's being used by the Linux O.S!!

    Remember you don't need root password at all in Ubuntu. Just use 'sudo', 'gksudo' commands.
    Most people login as root, screw-up the Linux OS & put the blame on Linux!!
     
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