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One problem I've found
Authored by: David on Jun 17, '03 11:03:59AM

is that some packages (notably Fink) don't work using this installer application. Kind of frustrating when you need a command-line app on a remote computer and you can't install Fink in order to install the app! :-)

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Ditto (not the command ;)
Authored by: sjonke on Jun 17, '03 01:00:08PM

I also discovered this installer command the day that I read the recent article here about installing a no-ip linux client as a startup item. The .pkg that was pointed to by that article did not work via the command line. I had to do it from home. Even then it still didn't seem to be workgin right, though, so I removed it and installed the fink version which seems to be working, once I understood how to set that version up. A fully working command-line installer is much needed, but if it works on some things now that's still pretty good....

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One problem I've found
Authored by: mbartosh on Jun 17, '03 05:51:57PM
You have to run these packages (OS updates usually fall under this category) from root.

cd /
sudo /usr/sbin/installer -pkg /path/to/pkg.pkg -target /

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