Alternatives to InstallShield for Linux with any license

  • IzPack

    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...

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  • Debreate

    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...

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  • DCP Setup Maker

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Wine

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  • InstallBuilder

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

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  • install4j

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

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  • Makeself

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • Deb-o-Matic

    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...

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  • Packin

    Packin is a graphical Linux package creator wizard which compiles packages in the popular debian package format (.deb files). Packin creates complete debian packages...

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  • Debian Package Maker

    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...

    • Discontinued Last release in June 2008

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Ubucompilator

    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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  • pkgcreator

    The main objective of this project is to simplify the creation of Debian packages by providing an utility that parses a simple YAML file and generate all the file...

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.1svn30, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from Google Code Hosting

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  • alien pkg convert

    Alien is a program that converts between the rpm, dpkg, stampede slp, and slackware tgz file formats. If you want to use a package from another distribution than the one...

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  • Deb-Creator

    Deb-Creator is a tool to quickly create Debian packages. The program provides a simple graphical user interface written in C++ using Qt Creator. It uses the dpkg command...

    • Discontinued Last release in February 2011

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Easy RPM Builder

    A tool for developers who want to make there application available as RPM packages. rpmbuild has to be installed and you should have a good idea how rpmbuild works. The...

    Free Open Source Linux

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