today I quickly wanted a visual representation of an oracle schema and remembered that oracle provides sql developer data modeler which will do this for me. headed over to the download page, wanted to download … ups, only a rpm available for linux.
but, there is alien and this makes the conversion from a rpm to a deb package straightforward and easy:
$sudo apt-get install alien $sudo alien datamodeler-126.96.36.1994-1.noarch.rpm Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package datamodeler: postinst Warning: Use the --scripts parameter to include the scripts. datamodeler_188.8.131.524-2_all.deb generated
$sudo dpkg -i datamodeler_184.108.40.2064-2_all.deb Selecting previously unselected package datamodeler. (Reading database ... 150737 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking datamodeler (from datamodeler_220.127.116.114-2_all.deb) ... Setting up datamodeler (18.104.22.1684-2) ...
ready to use:
$which datamodeler /usr/local/bin/datamodeler $ datamodeler Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler Copyright (c) 1997, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.