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 (Paid), Makeself (Free, Open Source), Debreate (Free, Open Source) and DCP Setup Maker (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 15, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Java
      IzPack is a one-stop solution for packaging, distributing and deploying applications. It is fully cross-platform and generates a single installer. As such, it is an alternative to native solutions such as platform-specific installers and package managers.
      • 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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      • 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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    1. 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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    2. Powerful simple-to-use application to generate stable and multi-platform installers. Its intuitive user interface and exceptional ease of use makes it very easy to build complex desktop or web installers with large amounts of files.
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    3. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Deb-o-Matic is an easy to use utility to build Debian source packages, meant to help developers to automate the building of their packages with a tool that requires limited user interaction and a simple configuration.
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    4. 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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    5. A Debian package builder based on Debian Package Maker (http://debianpackagemaker.blogspot.com).

      Discontinued

      Last release in December 2009

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    6. 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. Other pages: - Launchpad - https://launchpad.net/debianpackagemaker - Blogger -...

      Discontinued

      Last release in June 2008

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