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OS X 10.4 install may miss non-standard app locations
Authored by: bdog on May 06, '05 04:55:53PM

I've read all of the posts, and I still think my method is the best. It does require a lot of extra work when applying updates though, but I don't care.

First, I move all my apps to sub folders just to how I want it.
Here are the folders in my /Applications/ ; (those are the only things that are in the root of Applications)
Apple
Audio-Video
Classic
Emulation
Games
Hacks-Helpers
Network
Other
Utilities

(are there any other major categories of apps that I missed, besides X11 since I don't use that?)

And in the Apple folder there are these sub folders;
Utilities (Client)
Utilities (Server-X.2)
Utilities (Server-X.3)

Whenever I have to apply a 10.#.x update, I move EVERY apple app to /Applications/ and /Applications/Utilities/ . Then apply the update, and move'em all back! (back to /Applications/Apple/) Otherwise, for any other update, I ALWAYS check to see what files will be modified for that package, and only move the apps that need to be moved.

Oh, and in /Application/Utilities/ there are NO apple apps here, just 3rd party utilities.



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OS X 10.4 install may miss non-standard app locations
Authored by: bdog on May 06, '05 05:02:16PM

I know! I will write a script, when I have time, with a whole bunch of "mv" commands. Then I can just run my "Pre-Update" script before updating. Then have another script that moves it all back!



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