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InstallShield Alternatives for Linux

InstallShield is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is IzPack, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to InstallShield and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to InstallShield are install4j, Makeself, Debreate and InstallBuilder.

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  1. IzPack icon

    IzPack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

    IzPack is a one-stop solution for packaging, distributing and deploying applications.

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  2. install4j

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    install4j is a powerful multi-platform Java installer builder that generates native installers and application launchers for Java applications.

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  3. Makeself icon

    Makeself

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    makeself.sh is a small shell script that generates a self-extractable tar.gz archive from a directory. The resulting file appears as a shell script (many of those have a .run suffix), and can be launched as is.

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    Debreate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Debreate is a utility to aid in building Debian packages (.deb). The goal behind Debreate is to make developing for Debian based Linux distributions more appealing, with an easy to use interface for packaging applications, artwork, media, themes, etc.

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  5. InstallBuilder icon

    InstallBuilder

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Modern, easy to use crossplatform installation tool similar to InstallShield multiplatform and InstallAnywhere. It works across Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Free Licenses for open source projects.

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  6. DCP Setup Maker icon

    DCP Setup Maker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine

    Powerful simple-to-use application to generate stable and multi-platform installers.

    Scan
  7. GUI Debian Package Maker icon

    GUI Debian Package Maker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A Debian package builder based on Debian Package Maker (http://debianpackagemaker.blogspot.com).

    Discontinued

    Last release in December 2009

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    Debian Package Maker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    DebianPackageMaker is a simple user interface/tool to make a debian package easier and straightforward to use and deploy your linux application to any debian based distro.

    Discontinued

    Last release in June 2008

    Main Window
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    Packin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Packin is a graphical Linux package creator wizard which compiles packages in the popular debian package format (.deb files). Packin creates complete debian packages within four easy steps. Advanced options and latest specifications supported.

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    Ubucompilator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Ubucompilator is a modern software written in Gambas for Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint and debian derivates to compile and make .debs packages easly, by a graphic way.

    Discontinued

    Last version 1.0, released May 2011, can be downloaded from Launchpad

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