This is the core of the installer.
svn co http://svn.xfce.org/svn/xfce/installit/branches/installer-single-file installit cd installit ./autogen.sh make sudo make install cd ..
svn co http://svn.xfce.org/svn/xfce/xfce-installers/trunk/xfce44 xfce44-installer cd xfce44-installer
Update the version number and whatever else you want in xfce44.xml, the configuration file for the installer.
mkdir release cd release
Acquire a fat tarball and place it here.
tar -xjf xfce-*-src.tar.bz2
That'll create a xfce-…/src directory containing a bunch of .tar.bz2's. Extract each of those and move the resulting subdirectory up to the current working directory, truncating the version number from its name. (I have a script to automate this. -ongardie)
cd .. #back to xfce44-installer
make ./xfce4-*-installer.run --check
This page is based on the following IRC conversation:
<ongardie> what's the current state of the graphical installer? <kelnos|laptop> ongardie: it works, documentation is nonexistant, and it's more or less unmaintained <ongardie> kelnos|laptop: are they produced with svn's installit/trunk? <kelnos|laptop> no <kelnos|laptop> one of the installit branches <kelnos|laptop> the single file one or something like that <ongardie> "installer-single-file" <ongardie> that branch is ruby and trunk is python? <kelnos|laptop> yeah <ongardie> kelnos|laptop: did you prepare the installer for 4.4.2? <kelnos|laptop> yeah <kelnos|laptop> unfortunately :-/ <ongardie> do you remember how you did that? <kelnos|laptop> ongardie: grab the xfce-installers/trunk module <kelnos|laptop> you can modify the .xml file in the xfce44 directory <kelnos|laptop> the makefile in there shows what commands to run to build it <kelnos|laptop> you want to create a subdir called 'release' and put the packages inside that subdir, but strip the version numbers off the package directories <kelnos|laptop> ongardie: i think that's about it, but i don't remember exactly