jpackage does not include extra files from app-image when creating Debian package?

Alexey Semenyuk alexey.semenyuk at
Fri Feb 26 17:25:32 UTC 2021


If you put your files in 'target/image/AppName/app/' subfolder and they 
are missing in .deb file it is a bug in jpackage. Please go ahead and 
file a bug in JIRA. We will work of the fix.

- Alexey

On 2/26/2021 12:05 PM, Tobias Oelgarte wrote:
> I tried JDK 14.0.2 and JDK 16 Build 36. I let Maven put my extra files 
> into '/target/image/AppName/*/' and i also tried to put them into 
> 'target/image/AppName/app/*' but nothing worked. It works perfectly 
> for 'msi' at all places under AppName, but not for 'deb'.
> After some trial an error I added the files to 
> "target/image/AppName/bin/*" and surprisingly this worked. But this is 
> not really what I expected. At least the path relative to the binary 
> stays the same. Maybe it was intended that way?
> On 26.02.21 17:42, Alexey Semenyuk wrote:
>> Hi Tobias,
>> Extra files in deb packaging should work. What is the version of 
>> jpackage you are using? Where do you put extra files in app image? If 
>> you put them in the root directory of app image they will not be 
>> included in the package. Recommended location for extra files is 
>> "app" subdirectory of app image.
>> - Alexey
>> On 2/26/2021 10:58 AM, Tobias Oelgarte wrote:
>>> I'm creating an app image with the following commands*:
>>>   jlink --output runtime --module-path [..] --add-modules [..] 
>>> --bind-services
>>>   jpackage --type app-image --dest image --module [..] 
>>> --runtime-image runtime --name Name
>>> Now i copy some extra files to the resulting image, which are needed 
>>> during program execution.
>>> After that i can create an MSI installer with the following command*:
>>>   jpackage --type msi --dest installer --app-image image --name Name
>>> As the result I get an installer which also includes the extra files 
>>> which I added to the app-image an the extra files are installed 
>>> along with the rest of the image.
>>> But if i do the same, creating a Debian installer package (deb), 
>>> then the extra files are not included.
>>>   jpackage --type deb --dest installer --app-image image --name Name
>>> The resulting deb installs just fine, but the files are not included 
>>> in the deb archive and are obviously not written to the installation 
>>> directory.
>>> Did I miss something, or is this not possible when creating an 
>>> Debian package?
>>> * I removed some trivial parameters like --vendor, --copyright, 
>>> --resource-dir, e.t.c. to keep the commandlines short

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