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    How to install .deb software?

    I am new to Fedora and need to install Screaming Frog Seo Spider for my Work (-> https://www.screamingfrog.co.uk). They have only a .deb Version for download. How could i manage to run it on Fedora? If possible at all.
    Would appreciate experienced users giving me some hints.
    Thanks
    Georg
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    Re: How to install .deb software?

    Quote Originally Posted by georg
    I am new to Fedora and need to install Screaming Frog Seo Spider for my Work (-> https://www.screamingfrog.co.uk). They have only a .deb Version for download. How could i manage to run it on Fedora? If possible at all.
    Would appreciate experienced users giving me some hints.
    Thanks
    Georg
    The package "alien" converts .deb to .rpm. It fails in this case:
    Code:
    [root@localhost Downloads]# alien --scripts screamingfrogseospider_15.2_all.deb
    [root@localhost Downloads]# ls
     backup
      ISO
     screamingfrogseospider_15.2_all.deb
     Torrent
    [root@localhost Downloads]#
    It does not convert.

    Migrate to mint or ubuntu.

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    Re: How to install .deb software?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: How to install Screaming Frog

    An option for running alternate distributions is to set up a virtual machine, or perhaps a container.
    That way you can keep Fedora for your machine, but still have Mint for your program.

    User error. Please replace user and try again

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    Re: How to install Screaming Frog

    Quote Originally Posted by ocratato
    An option for running alternate distributions is to set up a virtual machine, or perhaps a container.
    That way you can keep Fedora for your machine, but still have Mint for your program.
    TS does not want tat. He or she wants to install a deb file on fedora.

    Thanks ay way... Reading is rocketscience for you???????

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    Re: How to install Screaming Frog

    Quote Originally Posted by ocratato
    An option for running alternate distributions is to set up a virtual machine, or perhaps a container.
    That way you can keep Fedora for your machine, but still have Mint for your program.
    Yes, I think this will be my option to go with Fedora.
    Thank you.

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    Re: How to install Screaming Frog

    fair enough.

    Stop crying now, and piss of from now.

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    Re: How to install Screaming Frog

    OKAY, THAT'S ENOUGH!!! BossHog, go back and read the Posting Rules if you wish to remain in the Forum.
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    Re: How to install Screaming Frog

    You can convert the deb file to an RPM using alien (dnf install alien), like this:
    Code:
    alien -r -c --fixperms screamingfrogseospider_15.2_all.deb
    I just did that in Fedora 34, and it took a few minutes but it eventually produced the screamingfrogseospider-15.2-2.x86_64.rpm file. Unfortunately if you then try to install that RPM directly you'll get a message about its /usr/bin/ conflicting with the /usr/bin/ from Fedora's filesystem package. So instead, use rpm2cpio to unpack the contents of the RPM into a temporary directory, then move its bin and share subdirectories to a special location: /opt/ScreamingFrog:
    Code:
    mkdir -p /opt/ScreamingFrog
    mkdir /tmp/frog
    cp screamingfrogseospider-15.2-2.x86_64.rpm  /tmp/frog
    cd  /tmp/frog
    rpm2cpio screamingfrogseospider-15.2-2.x86_64.rpm | cpio -ivd
    cd usr
    mv bin share /opt/ScreamingFrog/
    cd /opt/ScreamingFrog/bin
    sed -i -e 's/usr/opt\/ScreamingFrog/g' screamingfrogseospider
    chmod +x /opt/ScreamingFrog/share/screamingfrogseospider/jre/bin/*
    You can now run Screaming Frog like this (as any user):
    Code:
    /opt/ScreamingFrog/bin/screamingfrogseospider
    I just did all that in Fedora 34 and it worked:
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    Thumbs up Re: How to install Screaming Frog

    @RupertPupkin
    This way it works for me as well. Great to be part of such a great community with people like you.
    Thank you.

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    Re: How to install Screaming Frog

    For some reason, none of these methods helped me. It's probably the third day I've been trying to install Screaming Frog Seo Spider on my fedora laptop. And I still can't understand why I can't install this tool on my computer. Perhaps the main problem is that I am still poorly versed in the fedora system. Up to this point, the only operating system I used was Windows, but at my new job I was asked to change the operating system to fedora. Initially, by profession I am a web designer in an SEO company similar to Press Pog, so I don't really understand much about operating systems like fedora or linux. I hope that it will not be so difficult for you to help me.
    Last edited by jesscaper; 16th October 2021 at 12:01 AM.

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    Re: How to install Screaming Frog

    Hey @jesscaper , worked for me including a few updates. What exactly did you do and what happened (not). If you need help, I can also offer you to contact me, I also work in the online marketing industry.
    Last edited by georg; 16th October 2021 at 05:03 PM.

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