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In-Depth Series

Packaging applications for GNU Linux and BSD

Klaatu submits a series on packaging applications for GNU Linux and BSD.

Nixstaller - klaatu | 2014-12-24

Cross-distro and -POSIX packages are easy with Nixstaller. (Note that this pre-dates and is entirely unrelated to NixOS or Nix packages.)

Download Nixstaller from http://nixstaller.sourceforge.net and read the docs there.

Review the sample package templates included in the examples dir.

Generate an empty template dir with genprojdir.sh

Modify the config.lua and run.lua files to suit your needs.

Place your payload(s) into the appropriate folders.

Generate your re-distributable install file with geninstall.sh:

geninstall foo-1.0.0 foo.run

That's it!


RPM format - klaatu | 2011-12-19

Klaatu continues his three-part series on packaging applications for GNU Linux and BSD. In this second episode, he covers the RPM format and howto use rpmbuild to create both binary and source RPM packages. He uses SigFLUP's yesplz as an example again, so be sure to grab the source if you'll be following along.

Get this episode in ogg vorbis courtesy the GNU World Order.


Packaging applications: BSD ports - klaatu | 2011-12-09

Klaatu concludes his three-part series on packaging applications for GNU Linux and BSD. In this episode, he covers BSD ports; how to get them, how to write one, and how to install it. Then he gives his opinion on the myriad packaging options that unix users have available to them.

Get this episode in ogg vorbis courtesy the GNU World Order.


Packaging YUM - klaatu | 2011-12-05

A bonus episode in the Packaging Applications for Linux mini series! Inspired by Thrice in IRC, Klaatu discusses the yum package manager and how to weild it like an ancient RPM warrior.


Slackbuilds - klaatu | 2011-08-28

Klaatu begins a three-part series on packaging applications for GNU Linux and BSD. In this first episode, he covers Slackbuilds using SigFLUP's yesplz as an example.

Get this episode in ogg vorbis courtesy the GNU World Order.