[Cin] Creating AppImage

Andrew Randrianasulu randrianasulu at gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 13:52:29 CET 2022

On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, mnieuw--- via Cin <
cin at lists.cinelerra-gg.org> wrote:

> 1. Change an AppImage.
> I have not tested re-compression, but as far as I know now an AppImage
> is a normal zip file with the internal layout specified. Can't you just
> zip the changed directory structure?

it seems appimage uses squashfs, not plain zip..


(see log there)

and there is header (script?) mounting image if you make it executable..
and this header somewhat limited to gzip-compressed squashfs?


> 2. I cannot create a full AppImage on Mint 19.3 at the moment, because
> the manual does not build there any more. I can build an AppImage
> without the manual.
> MatN
> On Wed, 9 Feb 2022 10:03:00 +0100
> Andrea paz via Cin <cin at lists.cinelerra-gg.org> wrote:
> > @MatN
> > Thanks to Glitterball3
> > (https://www.cinelerra-gg.org/forum/postid/2022/), Phyllis added a
> > section in the manual on how to unzip an appimage so you can make
> > additions and changes to it. To complete the process, I found a way to
> > recompress the folders back into an appimage using the "appimagetool"
> > tool. However, this program is not in the repositories of all distros
> > (Fedora, for example), so it's not universal enough to put in the
> > manual. We can also do compression with "linuxdeploy", but I don't
> > know how to do it. Do you have any idea how to use linuxdeploy to
> > recompress the "squashfs-root" folder into a new appimage?
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