View Full Version : Creating an install set

April 30th, 2007, 03:36 PM
Is there any 'standard' way to create an install set for Linux?

I have written an application that is made up of a couple of executable files, a couple of shared libraries and some XML configuration files. Those files need to be installed into a few different directories on Linux.

I would like to have a somewhat foolproof way for clients to install the application and have the files automatically stored in the correct directories.

Most applications that I've installed on Linux have required extracting files from a tar file and then copying the results to a particular directory.

I would like to leave less room for error for the installation of my application. Is there anything to help with that or do I have to write my own Windows-like installation program for Linux?