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Old 03-31-2006, 04:44 AM   #1
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Hello Everyone,

I am quite new to Linux world and have assignment of creating a package on Linux with has interactive installation. I tried RPM , however it does not support Interactive installation.

Wanted to know what are other tools/utilities available on Linux to create a native install on Linux??

Old 03-31-2006, 11:37 AM   #2
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Debian uses apt-get, as a front-end to dpkg (which does all the grunt work). As a result, it's capable of asking configuration questions during the install process - which I guess is what you mean by 'interactive installation'.

I've never had to create my own packages, so I'm not sure what's involved - check out and google for creating debian packages.

Of course, these will only work on Debian; if you want something to work on all linuxes, a shell script is probably your best bet. If you need a graphical installer (probably not, judging by your RPM comment) I believe you'd have to create your own one.


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