To make the unpackaged software package usable in a Custom Partition, make the application files executable and put them into a compressed tar file.

  1. On your Linux workstation, open a terminal and change to the directory that contains the zoom/ directory with the application files and the initialization script custompart-zoom.
  2. Make the files in zoom/ and the initialization script executable:
    chmod -R +x zoom
    chmod +x custompart-zoom
  3. Compress the zoom/ directory and the initialization script into an archive file named zoom_[version].tar.bz2 (in our example: zoom_5.0.399860.0429.tar.bz2): 
    tar cjvf zoom_5.0.399860.0429.tar.bz2 zoom custompart-zoom

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