Run .deb Files & Softwares on Fedora 20

The Fedora 20 (Code named as Heisenbug) use .rpm (Redhat Package Manager) as a default package manager. In order to install software’s it must have in the extension .rpm but in order to remove this restrictions the user wanted to install .deb package on Redhat based system. Now the solution is available on TechBrown. Many user of the Fedora 20/19/18/17/16/15 want to install .deb software’s and file on a .rpm based fedora is a simple step-wise solution to accomplish the task easily by implementing the command on your terminal. The Advanced Packaging Tool, or APT is used for installation of .deb based file on Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint system. Also, YUM is used in fedora and RHEL based system for installation of software’s.Yum is used to install and uninstall applications, list the installed and available packages and many more. Apt get(Advanced Package Tool) is another tool for handling packages. Apt get is also powerful and primarily used in the command line to handle the packages.Apt get is a Debian based package manager which is used in Ubuntu and Debian. Fedora uses yum, rpm based package in tutorial stepwise approach is for simple understanding of steps that can be easily implemented on your terminal by following the simple steps that can be successfully done by implementing the steps followed by you.

Introduction to APT

APT isn’t new tool for users of all Debian based mostly Linux Distribution. The APT is nothing however Advanced Packaging Tool, or APT, could be a free code interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of code on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and its variants.

APT simplifies the method of managing code on Unix-like pc systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of code packages, either from pre-compiled files or by compilation ASCII text file.

APT was originally designed as a front-end for dpkg to figure with Debian’s .deb packages, however it’s since been changed to additionally work with the rate Package Manager system via APT-RPM.Also APT has well written documentation and support available on Fedora Project.


Installation of APT on Fedora 20

Step – I (Installing and Enabling Repositories)

Installing Remi Respiratory

# yum localinstall --nogpgcheck

Installing RPMfusion Respiratory

# yum localinstall --nogpgcheck
# yum localinstall --nogpgcheck

Enabling Remi and RPMfusion Respiratories

# yum clean all
# yum update
Step – II (Installation of APT)
# yum install apt
Step – III (Add the write permission to the file source.list in the apt directory)
# chmod u+rwx /etc/apt/sources.list
Step – IV (Add the repositories to the file sources.list)
# nano /etc/apt/sources.list

After the file is opened at the end of the line add these three line of codes:

rpm fedora/linux/4/i386 core updates freshrpms
rpm fedora/linux/4/i386 tupdates
rpm fedora/linux/1/i386 core updates freshrp

Press Ctrl+O to save and Ctrl+X to exit from the nano.

Final Result

That`s all now, you have installed and configured APT.You’re now ready to use the apt-get on your systems. Just Boot to the Fedora 20 and see the action of the apt-get command. Ensure that the APT is integrate perfectly with the Fedora 20 systems.Enjoy the installation and run of .deb files and software’s on your system. Any difficulties regarding the installation and configuration use the comment section below.

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