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tocheeba
Apr 12, 2013, 04:25 PM
I'm new to the whole OSX administration scene, and I'm deploying 100 machines into our K-12 environment. I know that xcode and PackageMaker are advanced tools I probably don't have the knowledge for, but I've seen some guides that use PackageMaker to setup a MS Office distribution. However, I simply can't find the package maker download. I'm looking in the right spot, but there are no auxiliary tools on the site. Is this only for paid developers? Is that the reason I'm not seeing it?

Sorry for the noob question, but I've been googling this for the past 2 hours and have given up.



szymczyk
Apr 14, 2013, 09:53 PM
PackageMaker is in the Auxiliary Tools for Xcode package, which you can find at the following URL:

https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action

You'll need to sign up for a free ADC membership to access the developer downloads page.

Guiyon
Apr 15, 2013, 07:50 AM
I would suggest finding an alternate solution to PackageMaker ASAP. As of XCode 4.6 PackageMaker was official deprecated, so don't expect it to be around much longer.

tocheeba
Apr 15, 2013, 08:05 AM
Thanks for the link - but that's the same one that I've been searching at, and the auxiliary tools are no where in sight there. I'm just trying to find some sort of program that will allow packaging of apps for post-imaging deployment. PackageMaker was one of those suggested on multiple sites, but I can't find the auxiliary tools on the alternative developer download site.

szymczyk
Apr 15, 2013, 11:09 AM
What version of OS X are you running?

If you're running 10.6 or earlier, PackageMaker comes with Xcode. Installing Xcode installs PackageMaker. The OS X install disc contains an installer for Xcode, or you can download an older version of Xcode from the developer downloads site. Xcode 3.2.x works on 10.6. Xcode 3.1.x works on 10.5. Xcode 2.x works on 10.4.

Guiyon
Apr 15, 2013, 03:35 PM
Post-imaging deployment? Have you checked out DeployStudio (http://www.deploystudio.com/Home.html)? Also Packages (http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/Packages/about.html) and Iceberg (http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/Iceberg.html) are a couple other package creation utilities. There is also the commercial Composer (http://www.jamfsoftware.com/products/composer/) from JAMF. As for the PackageMaker download, head over to Apple's Developer downloads (https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action) site and search for 'Auxiliary Tools for Xcode'; I'd suggest going for the August 2012 release, the exact filename you're looking for is 'xcode44auxtools6938114a.dmg'

tocheeba
Apr 16, 2013, 08:56 AM
We're using Dell KACE for post imaging deployment. We're mainly a Windows environment (K-12 so funds are limited). The auxiliary tools doesn't exist on that page - I've searched for everything, browsed the pages one by one and it's not there. We're on the latest OS version right now.

Guiyon
Apr 16, 2013, 08:58 AM
We're using Dell KACE for post imaging deployment. We're mainly a Windows environment (K-12 so funds are limited). The auxiliary tools doesn't exist on that page - I've searched for everything, browsed the pages one by one and it's not there. We're on the latest OS version right now.

Not sure what's going on then. The dmg is definitely there; I just downloaded it.

Edit:
Here you go (https://www.dropbox.com/s/umrndiqdxlnqtbx/xcode44auxtools6938114a.dmg). Be sure to download this by 13:30 EST; I'm going to be deleting it after that point.

tocheeba
Apr 17, 2013, 11:17 AM
Thank you :)

Alice2020
Oct 31, 2013, 06:23 AM
Hi,

I am looking for PackageMaker to run on a Mountain Lion machine. I have checked the Apple Developer page and downloaded Auxillary Tools, but it doesn't seem to be included in that anymore. Anyone know if PackageMaker is still available?

I am trying to package a .dmg file so I can push it out to multiple machines and install behind the scenes.

Any help/suggestions is appreciated!
Thanks!

hexor
Jan 17, 2014, 09:52 AM
You have to get it from the older Auxiliary Tools package:
https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action?name=PackageMaker

tcpms
Feb 16, 2014, 10:34 PM
Will download from this site do a re-install of packagemaker (and other tools)?

Current copy of PackageMaker no longer works and gives an error during the last step:
'could not copy resources to en.lproj'
This occurs whatever I'm trying to package - even a single text file.

I'm on 10.7.5