Adding an App with an Installer to an Apple Install Package

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by WannaGoMac, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. WannaGoMac macrumors 65816

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    I am trying to use Apple Package maker to do two things:

    1) Installs 2 files to a certain file location on the mac

    2) Runs a vendor's application which has its own installer. I did an Info on it and it says it was made by Install Anywhere Authenticator (a part of InstallAywhere 8.0)

    I got Step 1 done easily. But can't figure out how to do #2. I tried using the wizard and just dragged the App installer into the Package but that causes the Apple Package maker to crash.

    How do I get the Apple Package to first install my two files, and then execute the installer for the vendors application?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Create a postflight script that launches the installer.
     
  3. WannaGoMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do I use Automater to do that?

    Also, can I bundle the Apps installer file into the Apple PackageMaker file so it won't confuse users?
     
  4. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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  5. WannaGoMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, i had found this.

    Way too much effort. I will just zip the two installers into a single archive, and instruct users to install both apps.



    Thanks!
     

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