Installing packages from OS install CD

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  1. wbhambone macrumors member

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    #1
    The Problem: I put in my original OS Install CD (the ones shipped with new computers - a PB in my case). I double click "Install Bundled Software Only" and after 30 seconds or so of the CD spinning like crazy I get an error message that says:

    Error Reading Package
    The package is damaged and cannont be read


    The Background: My PB originally shipped with 10.3.7. I've since upgraded to Tiger and recently updated Tiger to 10.4.3.

    So, how can a package be damaged on the CD (the original 10.3.7 CD) or is this a problem with Tiger?

    I'm wanting to put Quicken back on the laptop to play around with a few things. But the bigger problem - I can't install ANYTHING within the Bundled Software Package.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks.

    bh
     
  2. wbhambone thread starter macrumors member

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    A little more info. This is from install.log in System Profiler:

    Nov 3 09:14:01 madamehome : @(#)PROGRAM:Install PROJECT:Install-129 DEVELOPER:root BUILT:Oct 3 2005 21:31:22

    Nov 3 09:14:01 madamehome : @(#)PROGRAM:Installer PROJECT:Installer-86 DEVELOPER:root BUILT:Sep 2 2005 14:24:50

    Nov 3 09:14:01 madamehome : Hardware: PowerBook5,6 @ 1666 MHz, 1024 MB
    Nov 3 09:14:01 madamehome : Running OS Build: 8F46
    Nov 3 09:14:02 madamehome : Bundled Software Installation Log
    Nov 3 09:14:02 madamehome : Opened from: /Volumes/Mac OS X Install Disc 1/System/Installation/Packages/Bundled Software.mpkg
    Nov 3 09:14:02 madamehome : It took 0.596652 seconds to load 7 UI sections
    Nov 3 09:14:02 madamehome : It took 1.486725 seconds to finish launching.
    Nov 3 09:14:23 madamehome : Package Authoring Error: There are 2 packages with the bundle identifier com.apple.pkg.AppleIntermediateCodec
    Nov 3 09:14:27 madamehome : Package Authoring Error: There are 2 packages with the bundle identifier com.apple.pkg.AppleAppSupport
    Nov 3 09:14:30 madamehome : Distribution: Bundled Software
    Nov 3 09:14:30 madamehome : The document failed to validate. Error Reading Package. The package is damaged and cannot be read..

    2 things have happened recently to my laptop. I updated to 10.4.3 and had the logic board replaced because I had the lower RAM slot failure.

    Thanks.

    bh
     
  3. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Interesting. Have you tried using PACIFIST to extract the individual packages?

    Also, have you inserted the disc (when your in the finder) and opend it, right clicked on the package (which is an alias, I believe) and then chosen SHOW PACKAGE contents? You may be able to drag the individual package from there to your desktop and install it.
     
  4. wbhambone thread starter macrumors member

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    Pacifist worked. Thanks.

    I'm still a little confused about why I'm getting the errors listed in the install.log, but at least I have a work around.
     

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