NSIS Alternatives for Linux

    NSIS is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Small IzPack iconIzPack, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to NSIS and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to NSIS are Small Makeself iconMakeself (Free, Open Source), Small Debreate iconDebreate (Free, Open Source), Small DCP Setup Maker iconDCP Setup Maker (Free, Open Source) and install4j (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 20, 2021

    • IzPack is a one-stop solution for packaging, distributing and deploying applications.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Java
    • 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 .
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD


    • Debreate is a utility to aid in building Debian packages (.deb).
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Wine
      Works on multiple platforms instead of just Windows!
      Show entire comment
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago 0 users agree and 1 doesn't

    • install4j is a powerful multi-platform Java installer builder that generates native installers and application launchers for Java applications.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Putting together a MojoSetup installer involves five general steps:
      1) Compile the software.
      2) Set up the installer filesystem structure.
      3) Write a config file.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • 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.
    • 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...
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Packin is a graphical Linux package creator wizard which compiles packages in the popular debian package format (.deb files).
      • Free • Open 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

      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux