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04-06-2001, 12:34 PM
Hey all..

I'm in dire need of Apple's installer making software. I've seen it around at various sites for download but now can't remember where. I need it to disect a couple installer scripts and make my own for lab management purposes..

Any ideas? I've looked in the guru's FTP directories with no luck, am I missing something?

04-06-2001, 02:19 PM
We have Tome Viewer for extracting files from the installer tomes. Is that what you need?

04-07-2001, 12:52 AM
www.aladdinsys.com/installermaker/index.html (http://www.aladdinsys.com/installermaker/index.html)

04-11-2001, 01:25 AM
You are looking for a develop tools and I am reasonably sure you may consider the Vise installer
Are you referring to the third party Vise installer maker? http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/texis/swlib/hotfiles/info.html?fcode=MC17067&b=mac

For comparison:
Universal Installer http://www.versiontracker.com/redir.fcgi/kind=0&id=8690

For Apple specific info, here is the link http://developer.apple.com/tools/ particularly the solutions tools section

Apple's Installer Technologies are a collection of application programs and tools for automating installation of software. This
technology is used for Apple's System Software, as well as other application installations. Also covered in the Installer
license agreement is the compression/decompression action items. Fee varies depending on the method of distribution
(commercial, non-commercial, internal, etc.) Pricing terms are listed in the agreement. Contact Software Licensing for more


The Installer SDK provides documentation and examples to help developers and administrators take advantage of Apple installation tools. Version 1.2.4 of the SD includes released versions of Upgrader (1.2.3) and Installer Engine (4.5.2). We also include the shipping version of Installer 4.0.8. This SDK is split into two sections: Upgrader and its engines, and old Installer 4.0.8. Upgrader in conjunction with Installer Engine or ASR will replace the old Instaler 4.0.X application as Apple's primary installation user experience. Most Installer scripts written for Installer
4.0.X can be used with Upgrader and Installer Engine. [Oct 4 2000]

For reference see: http://developer.apple.com/sdk/ http://developer.apple.com/technotes/pt/pt_11.html http://developer.apple.com/tools/index.html#solutiontools

If this is not exactly what you are looking for consider emailing or calling Apple.

Best wishes

[This message has been edited by angela (edited 11 April 2001).]

[This message has been edited by angela (edited 11 April 2001).]

04-11-2001, 09:16 AM
Article on Apple Installer http://www.mactech.com/articles/mactech/Vol.10/10.05/InstallerRoundup/