[fpc-devel] Create installer for MacOSX

Adriaan van Os fpc at microbizz.nl
Tue Mar 15 05:58:00 CET 2005

Jonas Maebe wrote:

> Vincent Snijders wrote:
>> I want to create a lazarus installer package for darwin (MacOSX).
>> What tool should I use to create such a package?
>> What tool does fpc use for packaging the compiler for MacOSX? I saw 
>> on sourceforge the MacOSX package is a .dmg file.
>> How is that package created? make dmg in the fpc dir?
> No, manually. Creating a disk image is possible using command line 
> tools, but creating an installer package isn't for some reason. You 
> have to use /Developer/Applications/Utilities/PackageMaker for that.

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.


Adriaan van Os

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