problems with all .pkg files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tuckedinred, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. tuckedinred macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2005
    every time i try to install a .pkg file, i get a message saying "there were errors installing this software." i have gotten this message with every .pkg file i've tried to install. has anyone ever had this problem or know how i could go about solving it?

    :confused: :confused:
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    It almost sounds as if you've deleted some piece of Mac OS X software that's required.

    Do Apple .pkg files fail as well?
  3. tuckedinred thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2005
    every pkg file i've tried to install. i don't know when i started, but i haven't been able to use one since. so yes, apple ones too.
  4. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    Is there any more information in the Console? (/Applications/Utilities/
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I would also suggest (in addition to checking the logs) repairing permissions. As this might be a generic error splat if they installer cannot write into /Library/Receipts or /tmp or anywhere else it's trying to write to. And finally create another admin user and try and install them as well...

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