Any freeware mac install creators?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Mac599, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Mac599 macrumors member

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    Like to make some install packages but can't seem to find some thing that will so it and is free.
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    The developer tools has one for free, go to /Developer/Applications/Utilities/
     
  4. Mr.Texor macrumors regular

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    yeah, xtools installs one under:

    Developer > Applications > Utilities > PackageMaker

    let me quote a site with a packagemaker howto:

     
  5. Mac599 thread starter macrumors member

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  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Sticking the Application in a .zip or a .dmg is the usual Mac way of doing things.
     
  8. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Probably for the best. Oftentimes when I see installers I get nervous.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think I feel most comfortable with something that installs by drag and drop from a disk image, also.
     
  10. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Even better with something that allows me to run it from the disk image. :)
     
  11. Krevnik macrumors 68030

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    For me, it is knowing that it isn't gonna try to ask me for root access to install a .app file. When an app demands root access for no reason that I can see, I get nervous, and most installer packages require root access.
     

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