*****Deleted my 'Installer' application somehow - Catch 22*****

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  1. devz macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Im new to all of this, so firstly thanks for contemplating helping me!

    I somehow deleted my Installer application on my :apple: MacMini (v10.4.11) and now am stuck in what seems to be a vicious circle. :mad:

    Please dont tell me to download it from apples website as I cant actually open .pkg files without it... Unless I can? :confused:

    I am a complete rookie when it comes to this, and am grateful to all who can look into this for me!

    Cheers,
    Devz
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You could right click on the .pkg file and select SHOW PACKAGE CONTENTS and see if you can extract the Installer.app that way.
     
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    The actual Installer.app, located at Macintosh HD / System / Library / CoreServices / I suppose.
     
  5. devz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, so I can do this, but I have no idea what I am looking for...

    I am attempting to download two updates, itunes 10 and installer 10 (hoping this will help me out...) but itunes doesnt have the option for 'show package contents' and although installer update does, its just a bunch of folders within folders - what am i looking for to extract?

    Cheers for the speedy response...

    Devz
     
  6. devz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats the one.

    Devz
     
  7. Peace macrumors Core

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    You're "updating" installer 10 ? :confused:
     
  8. devz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That was a last ditch attempt at solving this myself... I though it may just work itself - it didn't...
    Usually I just work from the 'Software Update' and things go pretty (apple) smooth - however, if I need to install something which isn't on the Software Update' option (i.e. iTunes 10 - which isn't on the Software Update yet for some reason) it mounts the disk image and when I open it it asks me for a default application to open the program in, i.e. the Installer application.

    Did I mention I'm a rookie?!?! :p
     
  9. Peace macrumors Core

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    The installer app should be on your install DVD.
     
  10. chown33 macrumors 604

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    iTunes 10 won't install on 10.4.
    Minimum required OS version is 10.5.

    Visit this page:
    http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
    Scroll down to the Macintosh Software sub-heading on the left:
    • Mac OS X version 10.5 or later
    • QuickTime 7.6 or later
     
  11. devz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've searched all over, but cannot find it!!! :confused::confused::confused:
     
  12. devz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I'm updating my OS now, but even that won't fix the 'Installer application missing' will it?

    Edit - ***I have Tiger so I cant update, can I? Doh!***
     
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    How are you updating your OS? There is no legal free update from Mac OS X 10.4 to Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6.

    Btw, download Pacifist and extract the Installer.app from your Restore DVD 1.
     
  15. devz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I figured that... (Rookie) :eek:

    I'm gonna have to download Snow Leopard anyways as I am getting iPhone4 in the next few weeks so I may as well do a complete overhaul... Hopefully by doing so I will get a brand new Installer Application...

    Just to clarify - there is no way of getting 'Installer' back without either re-booting my OS (with disk) or by updating my OS (by downloading OS x 10.5 or 10.6)?

    Thanks for all of your swift responses, for a first post, I will definitely use this resource again! ;)
     
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    Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard costs 29 USD, no need to download it.

    No reboot or reinstallation or updating required with the following:

     

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