How to Open RPM Files in Windows

It's important to realize that Red Hat RPM files can't be used on Windows computers like they can on Linux systems. However, since they're just archives, any popular compression/decompression program, like 7-Zip or PeaZip, can open one to reveal the files inside .

Have you come across an RPM file on your Linux computer and wondered how to open it? RPM (Red Hat Package Manager) files can be a little tricky to install, but with a few simple steps, you can easily get it done.

Firstly, let’s start with the easier one – the .appimage file. All you need to do is right-click on the file, go to properties, and under permissions, turn on the option that says ‘allowed to execute as a program.’ Close the window, right-click again, and click on ‘open.’ Wait a few seconds for the application to start, and that’s it! The .appimage file is a universal application extension that can be used in any Linux distro without installation.

Now, let’s move on to the RPM file. This one is a little trickier, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Firstly, open the terminal by pressing ‘ctrl+alt+T’ on your keyboard. Type in your computer password to access root access.

Next, go to the directory where the RPM file is stored by typing ‘cd downloads’ in the terminal. Check the files in the directory by typing ‘ls.’

Now, to convert the RPM file to a Debian file, type ‘sudo alien -d [filename.rpm]’ and hit enter. Wait for a few minutes for the conversion to complete, and you should see a .deb file generated.

Move back to the directory by typing ‘cd ..’ and check the files again by typing ‘ls.’ You should see the newly created Debian file. Click on it, and you can install it directly using the GDebi package installer.

And voila! You have successfully installed the RPM file on your Linux computer.

In conclusion, opening and installing RPM files can be a bit tricky, but with these simple steps, you can get it done without any hassle.


How to install RPM files in Windows?
Open a terminal and navigate to the location of the . rpm file.Execute the following command: yast2 -i filename .rpm.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
How do I view contents of RPM?
$ rpm -qlp ./path/to/test.rpm.$ rpm -qlpv ./packagecloud-test-1.1-1.x86_64.rpm -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8286 Jul 16 2014 /usr/local/bin/packagecloud_hello.$ rpm -ql packagecloud-test.$ rpm2cpio ./packagecloud-test-1.1-1.x86_64.rpm.More items...•
How do I unzip an RPM file?
Obtain the package.Go to your home directory: cd.Unpack the package: rpm2cpio myrpmfile.rpm | cpio -idmv.(Only once) Add ~/usr/bin to your PATH environment variable and add ~/usr/lib64 to your LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable.