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Remotely kill the QuickTime pop-up registration window
Authored by: ber on Nov 08, '04 02:27:42PM

I'm guessing this works with Mac OS X the same as it does with Mac OS X Server. Setting the environment variable COMMAND_LINE_INSTALL=1 should prevent the popup. So for example the command above would become:

$ COMMAND_LINE_INSTALL=1 sudo softwareupdate -i -a; sudo diskutil repairPermissions /

assuming /bin/sh or other non-csh based shell.



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Remotely kill the QuickTime pop-up registration window
Authored by: spiff on Nov 09, '04 07:55:04AM

another option to work around this is to skip the brain-dead softwareupdate installer when it comes to Quicktime. This looks longer than it is actually. Once you have the files you need, you can copy the quicktime installer .pkg to whatever computers you're working with.

go to the Quicktime 'Standalone' installers page:

<http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/standalone/>

Click on the 'download now' button and let the download begin. Download the file to the desktop (and if you're in safari and need to do a remote install ctrl-click on the download progress box to copy the download url... something like this:

<http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20041101/qtinstall.info.apple.com/pthalo/us/osx/QuickTimeInstallerX.dmg>

then use the 'installer' CLI option

installer -verboseR - pkg /Volumes/QuickTime\ Manual/QuickTime652.pkg -target /

voila, no stupid serial number prompting. Sure saved me a 4000 mile trip to hit 'enter' on the keyboard of the machine I was working with.

Admittedly, this 'workaround' looks longer but it takes all of a few seconds to extract the necessary file once it's downloaded and then the install process can continue without unnecessary user intervention.

FWIW, YMMV



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Remotely kill the QuickTime pop-up registration window
Authored by: Schamschula on Nov 09, '04 01:48:12PM
Unfortunately the COMMAND_LINE_INSTALL=1 command did not work for QT 6.5.2. I ended up downloading the full installer, which does not pop up the dialog, and installing from the .dmg after mounting it with
hdiutil
using the
installer
command line tool.

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