How to install .pkg file on MAC OS X10.4.9??

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  1. pinkpeace7 macrumors newbie

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    I'm totally new to this. And its driving me nuts. I'm trying to install DivX for Mac Installer.pkg & Veoh Player.pkg on my mac. But I just can't seems to install .pkg on my mac.??? WHY? I can view the contents inside but that doesn't install the software.. What do I need?:confused: :mad:
     
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  3. pinkpeace7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I double-click it, and it doesn't do anything. Instead my Quicktime promot unable to open file??? strange
     
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  5. pinkpeace7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And what software should I open it with?
    I tried opening with Stufflt Expander. And a message appears: "An error occurred attempting to expand" ????????
     
  6. Winterfell macrumors regular

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    Sounds like the package might be corrupt; incomplete download maybe. Try downloading it again.
     
  7. pinkpeace7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried downloading again & again... but the same error still happen when I expand it with Stufflt Expander

    "An error occured attempting to expand 'DivX for Mac Installer.pkg'. A folder was specified when a file was required." Error #17530

    But I believe everyone will have gone thr the same process of downloading DivX from http://www.divx.com/divx/mac/download/index.php

    But why can't I install... :(
     
  8. yippy macrumors 68020

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    It sounds like the wrong program is set as default for .pkg files. Choose open with like you did but then select other. You want to select a program called Installer that is found in /Applications/Utilities.

    That should do it.
     
  9. osirisX macrumors regular

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    A .pkg file should install with the Apple Installer. You should be able to just double click the file and it will open up the Installer but if you need to Open With, then select the app called Installer which is located in your Utilities folder.

    (Utilities folder is in the Applications folder).

    EDIT: Damn, beaten to it.
     
  10. pinkpeace7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How come i dont have that? Maybe thats why. Where can I download that? TKSsss
     
  11. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Umm... if that's missing,... uh, that's not a good sign. I hope you didn't delete it. You may have to reinstall OS X or pull the Installer off of the CD. Which if you do that, I recommend you install a combo update afterwards.

    EDIT: Repair permissions, repair your disk
     
  12. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure you don't have it? If you don't then it seems it's time for a system reinstall.
     
  13. pinkpeace7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya... I dont have it in the folder. That's strange cos I have never deleted anything fr there before. Grh. So I have to re-install everything??! :mad: Thanks a lot anyway. at least I know why now.
     
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    this is a really bad solution (and a reinstall seems like a good idea), but if you neeeed to install this pkg, use pacifist - http://www.charlessoft.com/
     
  15. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    What I am confused about is why the OP is having such a hard time installing this...everything I have ever installed has been so simple...in fact, many times so simple as dragging the file to applications or just a basic installer. What makes this one so difficult...it is just because that app is missing?
     
  16. pinkpeace7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone advise me whether I could just re-instate my Installer instead of re-formating my Mac? From the Mac OS X Install disc, if I choose 'Install Bundled Software only', where can I locate Installer? sob.....
     
  17. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    bundled software would not include it I don't think. I won't be able to help you with the reinstall- others are much more informed on that end.

    However, I wonder if you have done a spotlight search for the installer program? You might try that to be sure it hasn't been moved someplace on your computer.

    The application you are looking for is just called "installer" Maybe that is why you can't find it...someone earlier wrote Apple Installer which makes it a bit confusing... because yes, Apple made it but you would not look under "A" but instead under "I" in your applications...utilities folder. Be sure you are looking in the utilities folder...again, spotlight would be he best way to try and find it
     
  18. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Sorry, but this is a weird problem that I don't know if anyone here has ever encountered (Installer being missing). So I just took a screenshot of what it looks like in the utilities folder:

    If you still can't find it, try copying it off of your Mac OS X Install DVD's


    Does anyone remember the guy who was missing the System Preferences app?
     

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  19. nanvinnie macrumors regular

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    Same Problem

    I'm having the same exact problem. I downloaded VMware Fusion, tried to install it but the pkg file won't open. I looked for the "installer" program under applications and it's not there. So I tried downloading "installer" from the apple support site, but of course that file is a pkg as well. I'm stuck. I made an appointment to just go to the genius bar. This is my first mac-the new mbp. Everything else about it is great. Anyone have any other thoughts before I take it in?
     
  20. andyh2 macrumors member

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    You two that have the problem-I'm going to upload my Installer.app to my site. But first install all apple updates in Software Update through the :apple: menu.

    Download this, uncompress it (aka unstuff with stuffit expander or apple's built in expander) and put it in your Utilities Folder: http://www.thetechkid.com/installer.zip

    Hope it works!
     
  21. nanvinnie macrumors regular

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    thanks, but it wouldn't let me open it for some reason....ugh!

    edit: oh shnapps! it works...much appreciation andy... seriously!
     
  22. api3376 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone...
    I have the same problem,my installer has missed somewhere.
    The uri with the installer.zip is broken. could you put it on line one more time?
    tks
     
  23. clancey macrumors newbie

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    Installer Redux

    Well, I am on my first Leopard machine and *my* Installer app is missing as well. This seems to be a fairly common problem. I downloaded Stuffit and made it the default, but it doesn't work on pkg files on my computer. I have two other Tiger machines, could I just copy the program from them, or do I need an updated Installer file to use with "Spots" (as I like to refer to Leopard)?

     
  24. RoninXI macrumors regular

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    Leopard does not put it in Utilities it puts it in /System/Library/CoreServices ... probably so people don't delete it not knowing what it is.
     
  25. clancey macrumors newbie

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    Ok, it doesn't show up there either. If I put the installer app from Tiger *there* will it work? Before posting I used spotlight to search for "installer" & it didn't turn up. Is it a hidden file in Leopard?

     

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