How can I create debian packages using InstallBuilder?
asked 13 Sep '11, 06:39
If you are using InstallBuilder Enterprise or InstallBuilder Professional, you can create Debian packages from your project file by selecting "DEB" as the build platform in the "Packaging" section of the builder application. In case you want to create the package from the command line, you can try the following:
InstallBuilder depends on dpkg to create Debian packages, so you will need to run the builder on a Linux distribution which provides Debian package support (such as Debian or Ubuntu).
Check below for the correspondence between DEB configuration fields and InstallBuilder ones:
The description on DEB packages holds a short single-line description plus a long description.
The short description is defined to be the first line inside the project tag.
The long description begins on the second line inside the
Advanced Debian Package configuration
We have an advanced feature to generate custom Debian packages, implemented via a project property:
Inside that property, you specify a path to a folder containing all the scripts that go inside the typical DEBIAN folder when creating a .deb package:
Optionally, the control script may make use of several variables that are configurable from the project:
It is also possible to reference some of the installer action lists using the special variables"
In addition to that, we have:
An example control script could be:
answered 13 Sep '11, 06:46
Is there a list of all of the bitrock_deb_* variables we have access to anywhere?
I'm trying to create a postrm file that looks like this
But I can't reference the other variables in the postrm script for whatever reason. How do I go about making a smarter deb package?
answered 16 Feb '16, 13:25