To find files containing a search term or a keyword, we can use the command called grep, using which you can use to find the lines inside any file or a list of files.
grep -i -n ‘<keyword or search term>’ *
You can install RPM files in Ubuntu using alien. Install alien from the Ubuntu Universe repository by doing:
$sudo apt-get update $sudo apt-get install alien
Installing the .rpm fileTo install the .rpm file, you first need to convert it to a .deb file which can be installed on Ubuntu.I assume that you downloaded the package to your Desktop (~/Desktop is the directory)You can convert the .rpm to a .deb by using the following commands.
This will change the directory to your desktop, where you have the .rpm file.
$sudo alien -k name-of-rpm-file.rpm
This will convert the .rpm to a .deb.- The “-k” will keep the version number. Otherwise alien adds a “1″ to the version number.- Tip: Use Smart Tab Completion to avoid mistyping the file names
$sudo dpkg -i name-of-deb-file.deb
This will install the .deb package
Try reading the alien manpage for more details.
Whenever you install software from source, I Highly Recommend using “checkinstall” instead of “make install” during the final step of compilation. (ie ./configure && make && checkinstall)
Checkinstall will take the newly compiled program, create a debian package file (deb file) for it, and install it via APT so that the programme will appear in synaptic just like any other package. This will make it easier to uninstall any program that was installed from source.
The checkinstall program is not installed by default on ubuntu. Install checkinstall from synaptic or type
sudo apt-get install checkinstall
from the terminal.