[fpc-devel] Create installer for MacOSX

Vincent Snijders vsnijders at quicknet.nl
Fri Apr 1 13:55:09 CEST 2005

Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 15 mrt 2005, at 05:58, Adriaan van Os wrote:
>> PackageMaker is basically a GUI interface to pax, so it might be 
>> possible to create a Mac OS X installer package with command line 
>> tools. You would have to look at the file layout of a package by using 
>> PackageMaker first or by looking at an existing package. I didn't try 
>> this, it is just an idea.
> Another important remark about making a package: always make sure all 
> files you add to a package are owned by root/wheel (or root/admin). You 
> don't want a random user on the target system, who happens to have the 
> same UID as you do, to be able to overwrite those files.

PackageMaker has a command line interface for building packages too.

How can I add files to the packages with these ownership (without being 
root myself). With debian/linux I could use fakeroot, but I didn't see 
any ports of this tool to darwin / Mac OS X.


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