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pkg2zero - create Zero Install feeds from Debian and RPM packages

Published by Thomas Leonard


This is a Zero Install feed. To add this program to your Applications menu, choose Zero Install -> Add New Program from the Applications menu. e.g. on Ubuntu:

Adding with GNOME

If you don't see this menu item, install the zeroinstall-injector package from your distribution's repository, or from

Drag the feed's URL to the dialog box that appears. Other environments may use other systems. For example, if you are a ROX desktop user, drag the link to AddApp instead.

Alternatively, to run it from the command-line:

$ 0launch

The 0alias command can be used to create a short-cut to run it again later.

If you don't have the 0launch command, download it from the web-site, which also contains documentation about how the Zero Install system works.

Full name


Zero Install is a decentralised installation system. Meta-data about each package is published in a "feed" file. The Zero Install client reads these feeds files and downloads and runs the programs. The feed files can be created manually (e.g. using 0publish or 0publish-gui). However, Debian and RPM packages already contain much of the required information. This program extracts the information in an existing package and uses it to generate the feed.


Available versions

The list below is just for information; Zero Install will automatically select one of these versions for you.

0.72009-11-15stableAnyDownload (19899 bytes)
Required libraries

The list below is just for information; Zero Install will automatically download any required libraries for you.