Build AppImageKit

This article is a manual to build AppImageKit from source

Install dependencies

apt install zsync libglib2.0-dev desktop-file-utils libtool automake cmake patchelf qtcreator libfuse-dev libcairo2-dev

Pull the source code

git clone --recursive https://github.com/AppImage/AppImageKit
git clone --recursive https://github.com/probonopd/linuxdeployqt.git

Build AppImageKit

bash -ex build.sh
cd build
sudo make install

Issues on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

The latest cmake is 3.5 but AppImageKit requires 3.6. To build cmake, you need to install the package below:

apt install libssl-dev

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