[Gambas-user] Initial support for making AppImage

Benoît Minisini benoit.minisini at gambas-basic.org
Wed Sep 6 16:40:23 CEST 2023

Le 06/09/2023 à 16:34, T Lee Davidson a écrit :
> On 9/5/23 07:03, Benoît Minisini wrote:
>> You need the 'appimage-builder' tool. See: 
>> https://appimage-builder.readthedocs.io/en/latest/intro/install.html#intro-install
> I'm confused. It appears that AppImageBuilder is a project by 
> AppImageCrafters; while the official AppImage project is AppImageKit 
> which provides 'appimagetool'.
> I just successfully built and executed a simple AppImage (size: 194Kb) 
> with AppImageTool on openSUSE.
>> Whatever AppImageBuilder supports, I need Ubuntu because the Gambas 
>> binary packages come from the Gambas Ubuntu PPA.
> Again, I am confused. Is it not possible to simply pull the binary files 
> from the user's own system?

I don't know. I don't know AppImage enough, I just followed the process 
described here: 

If you can explain how to do the same thing with 'appimagetool', you are 

The problem is: how to find all shared libraries to install from the 
gambas interpreter and all components needed by your project? 
'appimage-builder' (almost) succeeds in that by using dependencies of 
Ubuntu packages.


Benoît Minisini.

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