Combining Installer Packages?

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  1. IMcD23 macrumors regular

    IMcD23

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    #1
    Hello all,

    I am working on some Macs and am going to be installing Microsoft Office 2008 on them, including 12.2.0 and 12.2.5 updates and Entourage Web Services Edition. I would like to somehow automate the install by combining the packages into one or something like that. Any way to do that?

    Thanks
     
  2. calderone macrumors 68040

    calderone

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    Write a shell script. Have it install the base Office package then the updates. You won't even have to click through the prompts.

    In Terminal type

    Code:
    man installer
    To see what you can do. You will have to research shell scripts as well. The most basic way to do it is:

    Code:
    installer -pkg /path/to/package.pkg/.mpkg -target /
     
  3. IMcD23 thread starter macrumors regular

    IMcD23

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    That sounds simple enough. I did some more research and found that Apple includes an app in the Developer Tools that is called Package Maker. I used that and was able to just drag the packages into that and make a new package that is customizable. I havent tried installing it yet, but that sounds a little better than the command line way.
     

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