cannot install .pkg files

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by matt3526, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. matt3526 macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2011
    Dear all,

    As the title suggests I cannot install .pkg files. When I click on them it opens a terminal window. I know the pkg file is ok at it runs on a friends mac and takes them through to an installation screen (she has 10.6.8 I have 10.7.1). Is there an easy way to fix this? By default .pkg files open with terminal, but I have no idea where installer is kept, it isn't in /applications/utilities, neither is it there on my friends 10.6.8 mac.

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    What is it?
    Where did you get it? Is it possible that that file is corrupted?

    Perhaps you can re-download it
  3. dknightd macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2004
    select a pkg file

    get info (command I)

    set Open with to

  4. matt3526 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2011
    This worked. Thanks.

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