Autopackage ready to install software on
|Jan Niklas Hasse|
|Initial release||Around 2002|
1.4.2 / May 24, 2009
Projects such as
Autopackage was designed for installing binary, or pre-compiled, versions of non-core applications such as
Autopackage is not intended to provide installation of core applications and libraries for compatibility reasons. Using Autopackage to distribute non-core libraries is something of a thorny issue. On the one hand distributing them via Autopackage allows installation on a greater range of systems, on the other hand there can be conflicts with native package dependencies.
Autopackage is intended as a complementary system to a distribution's usual packaging system, such as
Programs that use autopackage must also be relocatable, meaning they must be installable to varying directories with a single binary. This enables an autopackage to be installed by a non-root user in the user's home directory.