Cross package maker. DEB/RPM generation or conversion. Derived from jordansissel/fpm.

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Artifact ID: 6fd2cc9a71f7306184d34acd93228fab6080d10a
Page Name:msi
Date: 2014-12-16 16:49:12
Original User: mario
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msi

The exe target is just a plain zip SFX, even though it looks like an installer already. (Still suitable for small projects). Windows users however may wish to have proper .msi installers instead.

  • Now this is an obvious target, has been covered in the fpm issues or mailing list already.

  • Use msitools

    • Is the simplest alternative so far.
    • But is still woefully hard to build and distribute. (Vala with GObject introspection make it unsuitable for static builds.)
    • And lastly doesn't actually provide an installer GUI. Generated MSIs are a plain text-based extractor still.

Note

I'm not actually a Windows user; so don't care enough about this. It's still a sensible feature to have for fpm.