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This repository is intended to showcase the AppImage format and AppImageKit software used to create AppImages. It contains the pkg2appimage tool and some recipes to generate AppImages (portable Linux apps) using AppImageKit.

There are multiple ways to generate AppImages. Upstream projects are encouraged to produce their own upstream packaging AppImages, like many projects already do.

Some branded applications are unfortunately not provided in AppImage format by their authors yet, and are not allowed to be redistributed. However, if there are suitable existing binary packages (either in archive or .deb format or a ppa) then once can to convert these to an AppImage using pkg2appimage.



For applications for which there is already an existing .yml recipe file, you can simply use the name of the application (without .yml) as an argument. For example, to produce a Spotify AppImage, it is sufficient to do:

wget -c$(wget -q -O - | grep "pkg2appimage-.*-x86_64.AppImage" | head -n 1 | cut -d '"' -f 2)
chmod +x ./pkg2appimage-*.AppImage
./pkg2appimage-*.AppImage Spotify

.yml recipes tell pkg2appimage where to get the ingredients from, and how to convert them to an AppImage. Study some examples to see how it works.

To build an AppImage from a local .yml recipe (e.g., during development):

wget -c$(wget -q -O - | grep "pkg2appimage-.*-x86_64.AppImage" | head -n 1 | cut -d '"' -f 2)
chmod +x ./pkg2appimage-*.AppImage
./pkg2appimage-*.AppImage recipes/XXX.yml


You are invited to contribute to the AppImage format, the AppImageKit tools, and the example AppImages provided by us).

The preferred channel of communication for general questions and remarks is our forum and mailing list at

There is also the #AppImage IRC channel on - please stay in there for at least 48 hours because we are not all in the same timezone.



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