Archive for May 13, 2013

First Boot Package Install.pkg

May 13, 2013 6 comments

As covered previously, Greg Neagle’s createOSXinstallPkg is a versatile tool for installing or upgrading Mac OS X in a variety of situations. One of the nicer features is that you can edit the OS X installer to install additional packages.

However, the limitations of the OS X install environment mean that there are a number of installers that won’t install correctly. In particular, packages that rely on pre- or postflight scripts to perform important tasks may fail to run properly in the OS X install environment.
To help work around this limitation, I’ve developed First Boot Package Install.pkg, an installer package that enables other packages to be installed at first boot.

Update – 4-17-2014: An updated First Boot Package Install.pkg is now available. See this post for details. The repo address has also changed; links in this post have been updated.

Screen Shot 2013-05-12 at 5.45.21 PM

It’s designed for use with createOSXinstallPkg with the goal of allowing installer packages that can’t run in the OS X Install environment to be used as part of a createOSXinstallPkg deployment workflow. See below the jump for the details.
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