Alternative creation of an app container on a Linux desktop PC 

In some cases the command plcnextapp cannot be used for generating the app container, e.g. because this creation step should be integrated into a build process which cannot access a PLCnext Control. In this case the SquashFS of the app container can directly be generated on a Linux desktop PC by using the Linux command mksquashfs.


Note: All files for the app container must exist in APPDIR and all necessary access rights and capabilities must be set before usage.


Usage: mksquashfs <APPDIR> <APPNAME> -force-uid 1001 -force-gid 1002
Example: mksquashfs /opt/plcnext/myapp -force-uid 1001 -force-gid 1002





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