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Thread: using jpacakge to create proper deb file from a jar

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    Lightbulb using jpacakge to create proper deb file from a jar

    Hello. I am a newbie who is trying to create a game app deb file from a jar file .
    I use jpackage because I want to bundle java with the app

    Jpackage --input-dir <patjh to jar> --name Mygame --input-class Main.jar --type deb --main-jar Mygame.jar --install-dir /usr/bin/ --linux-menu-group "Game;"

    This gives an install in /usr/bin/Mygame
    but nothing in /usr/games which is where it should go

    I was able to generate a Mygame.deb for an unbundled version of Mygame.jar using a template.
    which installs into /usr/games and /usr/share
    as well as /usr/share/applications

    and the unbundled deb populates menu entries as above.
    How can I get jpackage to respect these entries?
    I am working on Ubuntu.
    Sorry if this question is not appropriate.
    Last edited by mrkrell; May 14th, 2023 at 02:17 AM. Reason: typo

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