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mpkg installer, but need to add a license number after first run 28 Apr 2010 18:26 #193

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Is there a more elegant way to do this?

I have an application that comes as an .mpkg. In addition, it has a registration number that needs to be input on the first run.
  • I imported the .mpkg as a fileset on one computer (computer-A).
  • I associated the mpkg to a second computer (computer-B) to install it.
  • I used Fileset Magic on computer-B to take a snapshotI ran the application and entered the license information.I closed the Fileset Magic and moved this information to the FW server.
    Now I have the .mpkg fileset and a new fileset with the license information on the FW Server.
    My thinking is that I should be able to group these two and they will install in ascending ID order.
    I created a Fileset group and put my two filesets in there.
I tested the fileset group on a third computer (computer-C) and it seems the application installed with the license.

Anybody have a better procedure? Thanks.
John Robertson | Technology Coordinator
Ravenna Public Schools | 12322 Stafford Street | Ravenna, MI 49451

 Do you need it to run as a 28 Apr 2010 19:12 #772

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Do you need it to run as a .mpkg?


If you can just distribute the flat files and the license file all in one fileset then the headache of possible failed installs is gone.


It depends on what's going on inside the .mpkg. If there are pre/post install scripts it can get a little trickier.


If you have a working solution that's better than none at all.


mpkg installer, but need to add a license number after first run 28 Apr 2010 22:09 #773

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I don't know enough about .mpkgs and flat files to distribute just those. My ignorance extends to figuring out what's going on inside the .mpkg.


FWIW, the apps are from [url=http://http://www.tech4learning.com/]Tech4Learning[/url]: WebBlender, ImageBlender, MediaBlender and Pixie 2.
John Robertson | Technology Coordinator
Ravenna Public Schools | 12322 Stafford Street | Ravenna, MI 49451

Use Pacifist for pkg and FileSet Magic for licens files 29 Apr 2010 07:35 #774

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If you want to know more about .pkg and .mpkg then try and buy [url=http://http://www.charlessoft.com/]Pacifist[/url]


There you can see which files goes where. You can also take a look at the different pre/postflight scripts.


To find out about where the licenses goes, use FileSet Magic on a computer with a clean account (and as few running apps as possible).

HTH


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