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Manually install packages via the Finder
Authored by: spfolly on Oct 11, '05 12:56:01PM

Be careful if you do this, some (most?) installation packages run scripts at various stages of the installation. If you bypass the installer and just unzip the Archive.pax.gz file, you'll be missing out these scripts.

Some of them could be important for setting correct file permissions, etc.

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/DeveloperTools/Conceptual/SoftwareDistribution/Concepts/sd_install_features.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/20001763-1038989-TPXREF1 describes the different scripts that could be run.



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Manually install packages via the Finder
Authored by: asmeurer on Oct 11, '05 06:59:44PM

You won't get a receipt wither, so permissions repairs will not work. And pacifist is no better by the way.



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