ITP: makeself -- Utility to generate self-extractable archives

Jari Aalto
Sun Oct 7 18:26:00 GMT 2012

wget --recursive --no-host-directories --cut-dirs=3 \ \ \

    # To check packaging

    cd makeself
    tar -xf *-src.tar.bz2
    ./*.sh --color --verbose all

Included in Debian:


[ setup.hint ]

sdesc: "Utility to generate self-extractable archives"
ldesc: "A small utility to generate a self-extractable 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. The archive will then
uncompress itself to a temporary directory and an optional arbitrary
command will be executed (for example an installation script). This is
pretty similar to archives generated with WinZip Self-Extractor in the
Windows world. Makeself archives also include checksums for integrity
self-validation (CRC and/or MD5 checksums)."
category: Archive
requires: bzip2

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