How to Show Package Contents

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  1. englishman
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    In Finder, right click on an app > Show Package Contents
     
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    What package (app, library or otherwise) are you trying to show?

    Just to makes sure you know where it is:
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    It works here.

    Is this a particular application? Or all applications?

    Can you try it in a different profile.
     
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    Eg I just downloaded the JDK from the Apple DC site.

    See attached
     

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

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    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?
     
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    You need an app like Pacifist to show the contents of a .pkg file.
     
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    Thanks. It says though not yet available for Lion :(
     
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    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.
     
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    Open the application. Then right click the icon of app in taskbar then option then click show in finder. Then ryt click the app . U will see the show packge
     
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    I have a related question that is slightly more complex:
    I need to open / view the package contents of an installer dmg so that I can copy the necessary files to a system HD of a mac pro running Lion (10.7.5), that I have mounted on my mac mini desktop, which is running Mavericks (10.9.5).
    This is because I think the Video card on the mac pro has died and I want to verify this.
    I have a DisplayLink USB video adaptor that allows me to connect a screen via USB.
    I have used it in the past and it works fine - no need to even have a video card, although it uses up a bit more CPU.
    However, the Lion system disk for the Mac pro will need the DisplayLink driver installed before the USB to video out will work.
    Any work arounds would be very much appreciated.
     
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    Have you tried booting the Mini using the 10.7.5 drive? or is the mini too new?
     

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