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10.3: Install update packages from network volumes System
Since Panther's introduction, there are package installers that won't run from network volumes anymore, such as OS updates, QuickTime, iCal, and pretty much all those you find from Software Update. Do the following on the package, though, and then they will run from network volume:

Open contents on the package (via control-click and Show Package Contents), then open the info.plist file with any editor. Under IFPkgFlagAuthorizationAction, change the entry from RootAuthorization to No Authorization.

[robg adds: Potentially, this could be a Bad Thing To Do (I'm thinking Apple made this change for a valid reason?). I won't pretend to know what, if any, the consequences may be, so I'll just finish with "Have you made a backup recently?]
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10.3: Install update packages from network volumes
Authored by: Djehuti on Jan 30, '04 02:12:23PM

These are the packages that have to run as root in order to install things in root-accessible locations on your drive. The inability to run them off network-mounted drives protects you against running stuff as root off a volume whose owner you might not trust (suppose he replaced the package with a trojan, for example). It's similar to the "nosuid" NFS mount option.



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10.3: Install update packages from network volumes
Authored by: r2242 on Jan 30, '04 03:01:55PM

The easiest way to do this is to store the package on a disk image, and mount it locally.



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10.3: Install update packages from network volumes
Authored by: speedyturtle on Jan 30, '04 10:35:20PM

It is very handy for admins who use netoctopus to push out updates to workstations.



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