Ubuntu – Convert .jar to .deb package


My project is to develop an installer which is an executable for Windows, Mac and Ubuntu. The executables on Windows, Mac and Ubuntu are .exe, .app and .deb respectively. So, I converted my .jar file to a .exe file on Windows using a software called launch4j. And on MAC I used a software called Jar-Bundler to convert my jar in to .app file. I want to know if there is any specific software on Ubuntu to convert my jar file in to a .deb file.

Best Answer

you can create a DEB from .jar file.

You have to add following code to your pom.xml file

          <description>A test project</description>
              <maintainer>Tim OBrien &lt;tobrien@discursive.com&gt;</maintainer>

and after that running

mvn package

will gives your a .DEB file.

For more information you must read this : http://mojo.codehaus.org/deb-maven-plugin/using-deb.html

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