InstallShield Alternatives for Linux
Debreate is a utility to aid in creating installable Debian (.deb) packages. The goal behind the project is to make developing for Debian based Linux distributions more appealing, with an easy to use interface for packaging applications, artwork, media, themes, etc.
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.
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.
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.
A Debian package builder based on Debian Package Maker (http://debianpackagemaker.blogspot.com).Discontinued
Last release in December 2009
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.
Debian Package Maker FeaturesDiscontinued
Last release in June 2008
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.
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
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.
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 structure, DEBIAN control files and freedesktop.org menus and icons (for GUI applications).Discontinued
The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.1svn30, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from Google Code Hosting