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I have an enterprise network, people seems not willing to download rpm and dependancies for CentOS.

How can I

yum --download pkg_name --directory my_repo

in a system which do not use yum as packaging system such as Ubuntu or debian?

  • if your target system is ubuntu instead of centos then the package files are .deb files instead of .rpm files. debian and ubuntu use a different packagin system. – Skaperen Sep 25 '15 at 11:35
  • why do you want to just download instead of install? – Skaperen Sep 25 '15 at 11:35
  • I want to download packages for CentOS. – MUY Belgium Sep 25 '15 at 14:08
  • Can you run a apt-cacher proxy on the Ubuntu system? (Despite the name, apt-cacher can be used with rpm and pacman too.) – muru Sep 26 '15 at 4:11
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It seems that Debian has yum-utils available, which should have yumdownloader, which you can use to download RPMs from yum repositories.

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As far as I know, the best way for apt-based distros like Debian or Ubuntu is to install alien, which converts individual RPMs into the native deb format, and then install them individually with dpkg.

Running as root:

apt-get install alien

alien package-name.rpm

dpkg -i package-name.deb

This obviously won't resolve dependencies automatically, and dpkg will refuse to install until they are met. Someone else might know a way to make this easier or automate it.

  • Sorry, I have miswritten : I want to downmload stuff for CentOS and not for the host distribution based on debian. – MUY Belgium Sep 25 '15 at 14:07

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