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Old 10-10-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
williepabon
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Question How to convert a Linux .jar file bundle (zipped) into a Debian package for Ubuntu


I downloaded an app for audio that is totally written in Java. It comes as a bundle of Java files that are compressed with Zip. I want to convert it to a Debian package so that my Ubuntu package installer could install it in my machine. How do I do this? Thanks.
 
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you can't "convert" it, you'd need to write a deb package from scratch for it, but as it's just one measly file, why bother?? if it's just for YOU then you'll be making an obscene amount of work for just about zero benefit, and seeing as the net result of "installing" it would merely be to put in in a given location, just do it manually. You'll have made your lot no easier whatsoever.

I presume that this is more useful... http://alexsleat.co.uk/2010/06/07/ho...les-in-ubuntu/
 
Old 10-10-2012, 11:03 AM   #3
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you can't "convert" it, you'd need to write a deb package from scratch for it, but as it's just one measly file, why bother?? if it's just for YOU then you'll be making an obscene amount of work for just about zero benefit, and seeing as the net result of "installing" it would merely be to put in in a given location, just do it manually. You'll have made your lot no easier whatsoever.

I presume that this is more useful... http://alexsleat.co.uk/2010/06/07/ho...les-in-ubuntu/
Sorry for not including my background. I'm not a tech guy conversant in Linux stuff. Just a user. The reason I talked about said conversion is because I know how to use the package installer. I don't have the slightest idea on how to install (i.e, build, compile, etc) an application in Ubuntu. On the other hand, the url suggested gave ideas on how to do this. Thanks.
 
  


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