I'm a complete newbie with linux and raspberry. How can I install htop on wheezy? I know of apt-get, installing rpm with alien. but There is this error and I cant find any relevant info on google. I get what the errors are saying.. but is there another way?


warning: rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 6b8d79e6: NOKEY
rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm is for architecture i386 ; the package cannot be built on this system
  • i figured it out.. sudo apt-get install htop as I said.. I'm new to this.
    – Alan
    Dec 23, 2012 at 0:17

2 Answers 2


Just that you know what's wrong with the package you downloaded.

The name of the rpm... especially the part .i386. is the cpu architecture the package (rpm, deb, ...) is built for.

Your RPI has ARM archivetecture so you just loaded a rpm for the wrong architecture.

But anyway, installing a package via apt-get is always better than installing an rpm with alien.


You're using Debian, so you'd be better off installing .deb and only using alien with .rpms if really needed.

  1. apt-cache search htop
  2. sudo apt-get install htop

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