How To Install dpkg on Rocky Linux 8

dpkg is Package maintenance system for Debian Linux

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install dpkg on Rocky Linux 8.

What is dpkg

This package provides the low-level infrastructure for handling the installation and removal of Debian software packages. This package contains the tools (including dpkg-source) required to unpack, build and upload Debian source packages. This package also contains the programs dpkg which used to handle the installation and removal of packages on a Debian system. This package also contains dselect, an interface for managing the installation and removal of packages on the system. dpkg and dselect will certainly be non-functional on a rpm-based system because packages dependencies will likely be unmet.

We can use yum or dnf to install dpkg on Rocky Linux 8. In this tutorial we discuss both methods but you only need to choose one of method to install dpkg.

Install dpkg on Rocky Linux 8 Using dnf

Update yum database with dnf using the following command.

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating yum database, We can install dpkg using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install dpkg

Install dpkg on Rocky Linux 8 Using yum

Update yum database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

After updating yum database, We can install dpkg using yum by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install dpkg

How To Uninstall dpkg on Rocky Linux 8

To uninstall only the dpkg package we can use the following command:

sudo dnf remove dpkg

dpkg Package Contents on Rocky Linux 8

/etc/dpkg
/etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg
/etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d
/etc/dpkg/origins
/etc/dpkg/origins/fedora
/etc/logrotate.d/dpkg
/usr/bin/dpkg
/usr/bin/dpkg-deb
/usr/bin/dpkg-divert
/usr/bin/dpkg-maintscript-helper
/usr/bin/dpkg-query
/usr/bin/dpkg-split
/usr/bin/dpkg-statoverride
/usr/bin/dpkg-trigger
/usr/lib/.build-id
/usr/lib/.build-id/0a
/usr/lib/.build-id/0a/00719cc2c2fdcd1a0ada3ecbe29afbe7dfb672
/usr/lib/.build-id/49
/usr/lib/.build-id/49/4e588057da8f9aab10de6cf2e1487bed01d65c
/usr/lib/.build-id/62
/usr/lib/.build-id/62/d082b65eea34636d0cc4c8123ab9759eaa365e
/usr/lib/.build-id/63
/usr/lib/.build-id/63/c3d8890ef1babe6d445e40d272f4f2c90fa59e
/usr/lib/.build-id/87
/usr/lib/.build-id/87/47067c7460205c59c0e79315dc8d01b03cec7c
/usr/lib/.build-id/9b
/usr/lib/.build-id/9b/32cab15dcfd2f96c58994ae9a1e198e74b788c
/usr/lib/.build-id/b3
/usr/lib/.build-id/b3/b6a7711c8cfc6529ad61a216d95e0b2ce6bab6
/usr/lib/.build-id/ee
/usr/lib/.build-id/ee/5da5e39387737e29d3b966710b47251f2f71d8
/usr/sbin/start-stop-daemon
/usr/share/doc/dpkg
/usr/share/doc/dpkg/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/dpkg/README
/usr/share/doc/dpkg/THANKS
/usr/share/doc/dpkg/TODO
/usr/share/doc/dpkg/changelog
/usr/share/doc/dpkg/dpkg.cron.daily
/usr/share/doc/dpkg/usertags
/usr/share/dpkg
/usr/share/dpkg/abitable
/usr/share/dpkg/cputable
/usr/share/dpkg/ostable
/usr/share/dpkg/tupletable
/usr/share/licenses/dpkg
/usr/share/licenses/dpkg/copyright
/usr/share/locale/ast/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/bs/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/ca/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/cs/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/da/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/dz/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/el/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/eo/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/es/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/et/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/eu/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/gl/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/hu/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/id/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/km/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/ko/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/ku/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/lt/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/mr/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/nb/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/ne/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/nl/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/nn/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/pa/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/pl/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/pt/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/ro/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/ru/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/sk/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/sv/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/th/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/tl/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/tr/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/vi/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/zh_CN/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/locale/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES/dpkg.mo
/usr/share/man/de/man1/dpkg-deb.1.gz
/usr/share/man/de/man1/dpkg-divert.1.gz
/usr/share/man/de/man1/dpkg-maintscript-helper.1.gz
/usr/share/man/de/man1/dpkg-query.1.gz
/usr/share/man/de/man1/dpkg-split.1.gz
/usr/share/man/de/man1/dpkg-statoverride.1.gz
/usr/share/man/de/man1/dpkg-trigger.1.gz
/usr/share/man/de/man1/dpkg.1.gz
/usr/share/man/de/man5/dpkg.cfg.5.gz
/usr/share/man/de/man8/start-stop-daemon.8.gz
/usr/share/man/es/man1/dpkg-divert.1.gz
/usr/share/man/es/man1/dpkg-split.1.gz
/usr/share/man/es/man8/start-stop-daemon.8.gz
/usr/share/man/fr/man1/dpkg-divert.1.gz
/usr/share/man/fr/man1/dpkg-maintscript-helper.1.gz
/usr/share/man/fr/man1/dpkg-query.1.gz
/usr/share/man/fr/man1/dpkg-split.1.gz
/usr/share/man/fr/man1/dpkg-statoverride.1.gz
/usr/share/man/fr/man1/dpkg-trigger.1.gz
/usr/share/man/fr/man8/start-stop-daemon.8.gz
/usr/share/man/it/man8/start-stop-daemon.8.gz
/usr/share/man/ja/man1/dpkg-divert.1.gz
/usr/share/man/ja/man1/dpkg-split.1.gz
/usr/share/man/ja/man8/start-stop-daemon.8.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/dpkg-deb.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/dpkg-divert.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/dpkg-maintscript-helper.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/dpkg-query.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/dpkg-split.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/dpkg-statoverride.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/dpkg-trigger.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/dpkg.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man5/dpkg.cfg.5.gz
/usr/share/man/man8/start-stop-daemon.8.gz
/usr/share/man/nl/man1/dpkg-deb.1.gz
/usr/share/man/nl/man1/dpkg-divert.1.gz
/usr/share/man/nl/man1/dpkg-maintscript-helper.1.gz
/usr/share/man/nl/man1/dpkg-query.1.gz
/usr/share/man/nl/man1/dpkg-split.1.gz
/usr/share/man/nl/man1/dpkg-statoverride.1.gz
/usr/share/man/nl/man1/dpkg-trigger.1.gz
/usr/share/man/nl/man1/dpkg.1.gz
/usr/share/man/nl/man5/dpkg.cfg.5.gz
/usr/share/man/nl/man8/start-stop-daemon.8.gz
/usr/share/man/pl/man8/start-stop-daemon.8.gz
/usr/share/man/sv/man1/dpkg-divert.1.gz
/usr/share/man/sv/man1/dpkg-maintscript-helper.1.gz
/usr/share/man/sv/man1/dpkg-query.1.gz
/usr/share/man/sv/man1/dpkg-split.1.gz
/usr/share/man/sv/man1/dpkg-statoverride.1.gz
/usr/share/man/sv/man1/dpkg-trigger.1.gz
/usr/share/man/sv/man8/start-stop-daemon.8.gz
/var/lib/dpkg
/var/lib/dpkg/alternatives
/var/lib/dpkg/info
/var/lib/dpkg/parts
/var/lib/dpkg/updates

References

Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install dpkg on Rocky Linux 8 using yum and dnf.