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Script-only installer packages for download.

I had a request from Michael Augustson on the Apple Remote Desktop mailing list if I can post a link to a collection of the script-only installer packages that I’ve used with Apple Remote Desktop 1.x and 2.x. Since I’m a nice person, I’m doing just that. For all those who are interested, I’ve saved a disk image with a number of script-only installer packages, with some other additions that I’ve found useful, up to my .Mac account at http://homepage.mac.com/flounder/packages.dmg
 
Here’s what’s on the disk image: 
 
Script-only Installer packages for use with Apple Remote Desktop 
 
Clear Caches.pkg – Clears the following files from the target Mac’s boot disk, then restarts the Mac: 
 
All files in /Library/Caches/ 
All files in /System/Library/Caches/ 
All files in ~/Library/Caches/ 
/var/vm/swapfile0 
 
Software Update.pkg – Runs the following commands on the target Mac: 
 
Repairs permissions on the target Mac’s boot disk 
Runs the softwareupdate command with the -q, -i, and -a flags to quietly install all available software updates from the Software Update server. 
Repairs permissions on the target Mac’s boot disk again 
Restarts the Mac 
 
Software Update – No permissions repair.pkg – Same functions as Software Update.pkg, but without the permissions repair (Useful if dealing with Macs with iTunes 6.0.3, which hangs up permissions repair.) 
 
Software Update with cache clean.pkg – Runs the following commands on the target Mac: 
 
Repairs permissions on the target Mac’s boot disk 
Runs the softwareupdate command with the -q, -i, and -a flags to quietly install all available software updates from the Software Update server. 
Repairs permissions on the target Mac’s boot disk again 
Clears the following files from the target Mac’s boot disk: 
 
All files in /Library/Caches/ 
All files in /System/Library/Caches/ 
All files in ~/Library/Caches/ 
/var/vm/swapfile0 
 
Restarts the Mac 
 
SSH_start.pkg – Starts the SSH service on the target Mac 
 
SSH_stop.pkg – Stops the SSH service on the target Mac 
 
Other Installer packages 
 
Repair Permission script install.pkg – installs a script into the /etc/periodic/daily, to repair permissions on the target Mac’s boot drive as part of the Mac’s daily maintenance tasks that are run at 3:30AM. 
 
 
Virex Script Installer packages 
 
Virex 7.2 Scripts folder – contains installer packages for Bruno Corbage’s Virex 7.2 scripts (more information available at http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17452
 
Virex 7.7 Scripts folder – same scripts, updated for use with Virex 7.7 and 10.3.x/10.4.x 
 
 
Other Applications 
 
Slipy – Application to use with making custom 10.3.x installer DVDs (no longer available from author.) More information available from http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15568. 
 
 
 
Use them in good health! 

  1. January 31, 2007 at 10:56 am

    I get the following error message when I try to download http:/homepage.mac.com/flounder/packages.dmg

    Is the link broken?

    Not Found
    The requested URL /homepage.mac.com/flounder/packages.dmg was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
    ————————————————————————
    Apache/1.3.33 Server at taomechworks.homeip.net Port 5190

  2. January 31, 2007 at 11:31 am

    You’re right, the link was broken as it was missing the second slash in “http://”. Fixed now, so the correct link is http://homepage.mac.com/flounder/packages.dmg

  3. Mike
    June 21, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks so much for these! I don’t suppose you’d be willing to post an example INTEL .pkg. I’m getting some Power PC error messages when testing and manipulating these files.

  4. Jason
    August 14, 2014 at 8:42 am

    If you are still around, I’d appreciate this package: Clear Caches.pkg

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