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In Tiger, the OS's Installer is now queue-able. Under Panther, if you were installing an application with Apple's installer and tried to launch another install, it would give a message dialog and stop.

In Tiger, it goes through configuration, and when you click the Install button, it gives a message stating that it will wait for the current install to complete first. You can set up multiple installs and they will go in order.

[robg adds: Correction -- as noted in the comments, this worked in 10.3, too.]
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10.4: Run multiple queued Apple installers
Authored by: bfad on May 23, '05 01:26:25PM

For some reason this feature worked for me when i was running Panther. Maybe there was a 10.3.x upgrade that allowed it, but I used to run multiple installers all the time



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Same here
Authored by: jecwobble on May 23, '05 01:56:45PM

I haven't gotten Tiger yet, and I've been 'queuing' installs for quite a while now.



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Third Panther success
Authored by: earthsaver on May 23, '05 01:57:51PM

Yep, I too discovered this in Panther.

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10.4: Run multiple queued Apple installers
Authored by: David on May 23, '05 02:02:24PM

This hint is wrong. That feature was added in 10.3



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10.4: Run multiple queued Apple installers
Authored by: mike666 on May 23, '05 02:12:34PM
Yep, this was a much welcome feature added to Installer.app with Panther.

What's even cooler is that instead of saving all the packages you need, you can just do the big ones - Mac OS Combo updates, QuickTime, Java, etc. Get those started in Installer, and then launch Software Updates and have it do all the piddly stuff - security updates, minor app updates, etc. while Installer is running. This way you still save the majority of your bandwidth but you don't have to confirm and select destinations for a bunch of Installer packages.

I know it's not that big a deal right now since there are currently only a few updates for Tiger but if you're updating 10.3 all the way up to 10.3.9 you don't really want to have to do all those manually; because of package dependencies, you also have to group your multiple installs into 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. with reboots in between each group. Much easier to just do the few big ones and let the rest finish automagically.

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