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10.3: Find Software Update downloads in a new location System
If you choose to download software updates for Software Update (instead of installing them via the Preferences Pane), in the past they were downloaded onto the user's Desktop. In 10.3, they are downloaded to /Library/Packages instead.
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10.3: Find Software Update downloads in a new location
Authored by: eddyer on Apr 15, '04 02:29:41PM

Yes, but what happened to the good 'ol concept of being able to place updates already downloaded (say from an updaters CD) onto the desktop and have them be recognized by SW Update? I can't do the same thing with /Library/Packages/
Any ideas?

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10.3: Find Software Update downloads in a new location
Authored by: jackhandy on Mar 25, '05 06:57:04PM
Per Apple:

Standalone package installation files

Simply open more than one installation package file at the same time. The Installer application will queue up the packages and install them in order. This even works with third-party package files that use Installer. After the last package is installed, Installer performs optimization on the computer, but usually just one time. Beats optimizing after each package, doesn't it?

Tip: Even if Installer is already chugging away at some cool software for you (or even uncool software, Installer doesn't care), you can double-click even more package files and Installer will add them to the same queue. Installer still won't optimize until after the very last package is installed, and then just once.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25807

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