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Quit the Apple Installer to allow multiple installs
Authored by: Durandal on Dec 12, '03 11:22:56AM

Actually, during one install, you can double-click on another package in the Finder and open it up, and Installer will automatically put it in a queue. So you'll have two Installer windows open with one telling you that it's waiting for the other install to finish.

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Quit the Apple Installer to allow multiple installs
Authored by: aranor on Dec 12, '03 01:12:20PM

Yes, but what if you want to install with a different installer, or just plain don't want to restart yet because you know there's no ill effects and you'd rather finish what you were doing?



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Quit the Apple Installer to allow multiple installs
Authored by: earthsaver on Dec 12, '03 01:28:57PM

I understand if you simply don't want to restart, but what do you mean "if you want to install with a different installer"? The point is, you can install more than one package before quitting Installer. Anyway, what's the difference between a Dock-based quit and a fore quit?

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- Ben Rosenthal
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Quit the Apple Installer to allow multiple installs
Authored by: aranor on Dec 12, '03 07:48:45PM

What if you want to install something that uses VISE installer or one of the other non-Apple installers?

And the difference between dock-quit and force-quit is dock-quit is a graceful quit and force-quit is just that, a force-quit. If I can gracefully quit an application, I don't want to force-quit it.



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Quit the Apple Installer to allow multiple installs
Authored by: timcrawf on Dec 12, '03 08:15:09PM

Yes, but only in Panther and not if the dialog has already come up.
This is not listed as a 10.3 hint. And yes it is much more applicable to earlier versions.



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