Using Mac Installer with a folder

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by kilowattradio, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. kilowattradio macrumors regular

    kilowattradio

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    May 11, 2009
    Location:
    Oregon
    #1
    I have absolutely no experience with the Mac Installer that comes with Xcode for Leopard. I am trying to make an installer for a TCL/TK script that will install a folder and it's contents in the home folder/directory. I have added the folder to the installer, but when I run the .mpkg installer the Folder that I have copied to the installer is not installed but all the files in the folder are installed to the home folder.
    So
    foo/
    in the installer is not installed
    but
    file1.tcl
    file2.tcl
    etc in the foo/ folder
    are all installed in the home folder:
    ~/file1.tcl
    ~/file2.tcl

    Thanks for any help and can anyone recommend a good reference for using the installer?
    :(
     
  2. larkost macrumors 6502a

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    Oct 13, 2007
    #2
    PackageMaker, especially the older versions is a bit of a bear. You should probably go with either Iceberg or Packages depending on if you want older style or newer style packages (respectively). The two tools are from the same developer and are both free.

    If you want something more commercial, then I have heard good things about JAMF's Composer, but have no actual experience with it.

    In Leopard, after a horrible birthing in 3.0, 3.0.1, and 3.0.2, PackageMaker was relatively useable in 3.0.3. But I was scarred enough to keep to Iceberg/Packages.
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Location:
    Solon, OH
    #3
    Thanks for the link, that'll be useful to me too. :D
     

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