cannot install .pkg files

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

  1. matt3526 macrumors regular

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    #1
    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.

    Thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #2
    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

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    #3
    select a pkg file

    get info (command I)

    set Open with to

    /System/Library/CoreServices/Installer.app
     
  4. matt3526 thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    This worked. Thanks.
     

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