How to Install .pgk app when not administrator? (to get C# on leopard)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JugglerDrummer, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. JugglerDrummer macrumors newbie

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    Whenever I download applications, I always hope to get just the application so I can drag it to the desktop and not have to install it to applications. But whenever I download a .mpgk file, which opens in installer, I have to install it to applications, so i need to have an administrator password. (specifically I'm trying to install mono or the C# plugin for Xcode). Is there any way to change the install destination ON macintosh HD, and move it to my user desktop?

    Thanks guys!!! :D
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Well, that depends on the installer package, doesn't it. In the case of a development package, it installs in Developer Tools which is, in turn, installed at the root level of your hard drive. If you don't have an administrative password, then you must have an administrator install the package for you.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    In this case, the plugin needs to be in a specific place, doesn't it? If only an admin can write there, then there is no way around it. If you need it for something legit, why wouldn't your admin install it?
     
  4. JugglerDrummer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I solved the package problem with http://www.timdoug.com/unpkg/ , which gives me a folder with the stuff the package contained, but I don't know how to run that as an applicatin. I'm trying to use mono for mac, but the mono develop thing doesn't even work on Os X yet. I have the framework but I don't know how to make it run as an app when its a folder.
     

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