We usually install programs in ubuntu by using Synaptic or running apt-get command in terminal.Unfortunately,we can’t install an RPM package by these ways.

To install an RPM package,first we need install a utility that change packages from one format to the other.

sudo apt-get install alien dpkg-dev debhelper build-essential

Run following command in terminal to change the format of the package.

sudo alien filename.rpm

A new package generated with .deb extension.Now install the .deb package:

sudo dpkg -i filename.deb