Creating a module from standalone application

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Creating a module from standalone application

Post#1 by dshaner » 21 Dec 2017, 21:21

I am trying to install an application that is installed into a folder like /home/dshaner/sierra/ The folder contains everything that it needs to run the application.

How do I convert this into a module? I tried copying this folder into the following folder structure: /home/dshaner/tmp/usr/lib64/ I followed the steps on module creation, but when I install the kiosk, the files and folder structure are in the root of the installation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Creating a module from standalone application

Post#2 by fanthom » 22 Dec 2017, 12:25

Hi David,

You need to preserve correct paths in your module (executables ususally goes to /usr/bin, libraries to /usr/lib64, icons to /usr/schare/icons or /usr/share/pixmaps, etc). Then you need to copy content of your custom module to some top directory (e.g. squashfs_root) and squash everything into a module.


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Once done you need to create a module targetting the top directory:

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mksquashfs /tmp/squashfs_root /tmp/my_module.xzm -comp xz -b 256K -Xbcj x86 -noappend
Perhaps you could unsquash some existing module and check its content:

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unsquashfs 004-wifi.xzm
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