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Modify the list of packages on the DVD?
Authored by: davidro on Dec 27, '03 09:03:51PM

Can you add installer packages to the standard OS install? For example, can you add the Developer Tools packages in such a way that they become part of the standard install?



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Modify the list of packages on the DVD?
Authored by: zgafford on Dec 27, '03 11:50:44PM

I can't get it to work at all. I always get the "over max size allowed" error. I even put it all the way down to 1gig and it would still error.



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Modify the list of packages on the DVD?
Authored by: Hes Nikke on Dec 29, '03 01:53:50AM

i did this when i hacked the Puma updater, but i had to make room on the CD for the dev tools, i dumped printer drivers and localizations. after that i had room for a few other pkg based installers, like the most recent version of iTunes and i believe i had iPhoto on it too.

the trick is to tweak a different plist file (i don't recall which one off the top of my head, and i'm being to lazy to find out what one it is :P )

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Modify the list of packages on the DVD?
Authored by: Hes Nikke on Dec 29, '03 02:23:04AM

ok, after doing some more poking around, it looks like it is the same plist as the one mentioned in the hint - they changed the meta package structure a bit since puma (i'm not surprised, they needed to support multi disk installs)

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Modify the list of packages on the DVD?
Authored by: Hes Nikke on Dec 29, '03 04:06:51AM

ok, there are 2 more plist files i edited for completeness.

/System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg/Contents/Info.plist
/System/Installation/Packages/OSLocInfoCache/English.plist (for completeness you should edit them all, but i'm lazy :P )

i also edited the copied /System/Installation/Packages/Developer.mpkg/Contents/Info.plist

as far as the edits go... in OSInstallCache.plist i copied the edited dict from Developer.mpkg into OSInstallCache, and then copied each dict from the indicidual packages (it was a female dog!) next i added one more key to the 2nd level dict in OSInstall.plist that said Developer.mpkg - i put it just above X11. as far as the english.plist goes, i've been lazy and havn't even done much updating to that... we'll see what happens when i burn the disk, i doubt it's needed.

i have not yet burned this disk to test it because i have yet to download the necessary updates to make my DVD as up to date as possible. what i have done is i've fired up OSInstall.mpkg to make sure that all the new things are listed.

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Modify the list of packages on the DVD?
Authored by: timkingman on Dec 29, '03 03:44:44PM
To complete some things the above poster didn't explicitly state, be sure to update OSInstallCache.plist and Developer.mpkg/Contents/Info.plist to change:

<key>IFPkgFlagComponentDirectory</key>
<string>../Packages</string>
to:

<key>IFPkgFlagComponentDirectory</key>
<string>..</string>

Also, the CHUD Tools package seems to check for an OS on the target volume and therefore won't install with a fresh OS. To "fix" this, just remove or rename CHUD.pkg/Contents/Resources/VolumeCheck.

I'm also interested in adding updates to this image, I'll try to post any further steps or infomation as I come across it. Time to order some DVD-RWs (and maybe even a faster SuperDrive...)

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Modify the list of packages on the DVD?
Authored by: Hes Nikke on Dec 29, '03 05:58:57PM

i added the 10.3.2 update, XCode 1.1 update and iTunes 4.2 to my disk. there are a few other version checkers i had to remove, in order for it to want to install. iTunes 4.2 is still giving me problems because even though it's an mpkg it's formatted completely different from the way any of the other mpkg's are formatted. course this was 3 AM by the time i got hung up on iTunes so i STILL haven't burned a disk to try it out.

i'll let you know when i get iTunes working.

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Modify the list of packages on the DVD?
Authored by: knowmad on Dec 31, '03 02:49:05PM

Ok, it sounds like your doing an awful lot of work and that it is SERIUSLY useful work. any chance you can, when your done (or at a stable point) write it all up in one hint/forum post/email and tell us which files you edited ho to include what and make it all work?
for that matter seing as how the files you are editing are small, any chance you can post the editted files somewhere with an explination of what was done? (am willing to host such an item).
thanks
knowmad

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Can you create a boot DVD with working Safari, Terminal, etc?
Authored by: 1equals0 on Jan 02, '04 10:51:13PM

i used pacifist to extract all the parts of safari and terminal, and placed them into the boot dvd image.

no joy...but it was for a diff reason.. i used ccc which completely failed to make a bootable dvd...so i dont know if it would have worked.

can someone confirm?



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Can you create a boot DVD with working Safari, Terminal, etc?
Authored by: macpoupou on Jan 03, '04 07:32:35AM

With BootCD you could make boot DVD.
I haven't try with Panther but with Jaguar it works perfectly.

http://www.charlessoft.com/



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Can you create a boot DVD with working Safari, Terminal, etc?
Authored by: Sophic on Feb 27, '04 07:49:33AM

I've done standalone boot CDs for OSX, OS9, Linux(PPC & X86), Win 98 & XP. With the right config and apps installed, you can do almost anything (expecially system backups). It takes time to achieve perfection though. Always keep a previous version of your image and make one change at a time. You can go back to the old version if you go beyond the point of no return and find out what you did wrong. Burn to CDRW / DVDRW until you get a version that works. I used an application called 'boot cd' from http://www.charlessoft.com to do OS X. Although it ran on G4, G3 & Imac, it froze on an xserve but couldn't afford the downtime to examine why.



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