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englishman
Sep 10, 2011, 01:02 PM
How do you show package contents in Lion.



QuarterSwede
Sep 10, 2011, 01:05 PM
In Finder, right click on an app > Show Package Contents

englishman
Sep 10, 2011, 01:34 PM
Doesn't seem to work

QuarterSwede
Sep 10, 2011, 01:36 PM
What package (app, library or otherwise) are you trying to show?

Just to makes sure you know where it is:
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/3055/screenshot20110910at123.png

xUKHCx
Sep 10, 2011, 01:36 PM
It works here.

Is this a particular application? Or all applications?

Can you try it in a different profile.

englishman
Sep 10, 2011, 02:06 PM
Eg I just downloaded the JDK from the Apple DC site.

See attached

englishman
Sep 10, 2011, 02:19 PM
Can you try it in a different profile.

Different user same thing and on my laptop and desktop? :confused:

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What package (app, library or otherwise) are you trying to show?

Just to makes sure you know where it is:
Image (http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/3055/screenshot20110910at123.png)

Ah ha. I get show package contents with Address Book so it must be package specific. Maybe when packages are created there is some kind of option?

Jolly Jimmy
Sep 10, 2011, 02:20 PM
You need an app like Pacifist (http://www.charlessoft.com/) to show the contents of a .pkg file.

englishman
Sep 10, 2011, 02:22 PM
You need an app like Pacifist (http://www.charlessoft.com/) to show the contents of a .pkg file.

Thanks. It says though not yet available for Lion :(

alexbates
Sep 10, 2011, 02:25 PM
Eg I just downloaded the JDK from the Apple DC site.

See attached

That is a OS X 10.5 package. Only 10.4 packages allow you to view the contents in Finder. You can use Pacifist (as mentioned) or you can open the package in Installer and go to File>Show Files

Edit: Or if you want to convert the package to 10.4, open it in PackageMaker (part of Apple SDK), click the package icon, change "Minimum Target" to "Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger," and build.

englishman
Sep 10, 2011, 02:38 PM
Thanks Alex and everyone for your help.