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  • in reply to: iLife 11 Packages #380474
    andyboutte
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    using just instadmg I couldnt get my modified ilife11 to work. I got this error:

    Install failed: The Installer can’t locate the data it needs to install the software. Check your install media or Internet connection and try again, or contact the software manufacturer for assistance.

    same error I was getting using instaup2date using an unmodified ilife.

    in reply to: iLife 11 Packages #380471
    andyboutte
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    [QUOTE][u]Quote by: Goldberg[/u][p]Cygnus2112, are using InstaUp2Date or just InstaDMG? I tested andyboutte’s directions including his full distribution file with InstaDMG (I’m not using InstaUp2Date) and it doesn’t work for me yet. I understand and follow the directions but I keep getting the iLife.pkg file on the root of the drive. Hmm…[/p][/QUOTE]

    I will test out just instadmg and let you know the results.

    in reply to: iLife 11 Packages #380466
    andyboutte
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    that makes more sense and is very strange. let me know if the distribution file fixes it.

    in reply to: iLife 11 Packages #380457
    andyboutte
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    [QUOTE][u]Quote by: Goldberg[/u][p]I’m doing something wrong. I followed andyboutte directions from 2/4. InstaDMG installs the iLife’11 package on the root of the drive instead of installing the programs. If I double click on the iLife’11 package on the root it does fully install).

    I think my Distribution file is wrong. I posted it here: http://pastebin.com/1VFxgNmY

    Thanks for all your help

    Goldberg[/p][/QUOTE]

    your distribution file looked good but honestly I did not understand everything you were saying. what do you mean by this:

    [QUOTE]InstaDMG installs the iLife’11 package on the root of the drive instead of installing the programs.[/QUOTE]

    here is a link to my distribution file: https://files.me.com/andyboutte/bgtes1

    in reply to: iLife 11 Packages #380440
    andyboutte
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    [QUOTE]

    Andyboutte or anyone, any idea why your solution posted on 2/4 works with instaup2date but not regular instadmg?

    Goldberg[/p][/QUOTE]

    I also only use instaup2date but does your distribution file look like this?

    http://pastebin.com/b1i7zDWA

    in reply to: iLife 11 Packages #380415
    andyboutte
    Participant

    [QUOTE]
    And I still can’t get it to work in instadmg with the changes andyboutte instructed above, I CAN get it to work at the CLI with installer. I had converted the DMG back to read-only and put it in my Cache/InstaUp2DateCache folder, sha1’d it and put it in my catalog file, and I get ye olde “There were no items to install in: /private/tmp/idmg_temp.foo”
    ][/QUOTE]

    I put my ilife11.dmg in instaup2datepackages and added it to my catalog with the results from the checksum.py and it worked perfectly.

    in reply to: iLife 11 Packages #380404
    andyboutte
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    [QUOTE]

    Does this work, though?

    sudo installer -pkg “/Volumes/ilife11/iLife.pkg” -verbose -target “/Volumes/Macintosh HD”

    If not, your symlink is still broken. You could just double-click on the symlink and see if it opens the iLife 11 installer as well.[/p][/QUOTE]

    the command line did not work but double clicking on it did. very strange. here is my solution if any else is reading this

    convert ilife11.dmg to read/write
    delete the “Install iLife” alias at the root level
    expand the iLife.pkg package in Installer/packages
    pkgutil –expand /Volumes/iLife\ \’11\ Install\ DVD/Installer/Packages/iLife.pkg /Volumes/iLife\ \’11\ Install\ DVD/Installer/Packages/iLifeexpanded.pkg
    open the distribution file located at ilifeexpanded.pkg
    do a find and replace searching for file:./ and replace with file:./Installer/Packages/
    delete original ilife.pkg
    flatten the expanded ilifeexanded.pkg
    pkgutil –flatten /Volumes/iLife\ \’11\ Install\ DVD/Installer/Packages/iLifeexpanded.pkg /Volumes/iLife\ \’11\ Install\ DVD/Installer/Packages/iLife.pkg
    delete ilifeexpanded.pkg
    move ilife.pkg up to the root level of the dmg

    in reply to: iLife 11 Packages #380397
    andyboutte
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    So I fixed my symlink and now my link looks like this:

    lrwxr-xr-x 1 andyboutte staff 30 Feb 2 23:43 iLife.pkg -> ./Installer/Packages/iLife.pkg

    but I now get this error in the instadmg logs:

    Install failed: The Installer can’t locate the data it needs to install the software. Check your install media or Internet connection and try again, or contact the software manufacturer for assistance.

    and to test to make sure my ilife dmg was working I ran this which worked fine:

    sudo installer -pkg “/Volumes/ilife11/Installer/Packages/iLife.pkg” -verbose -target “/Volumes/Macintosh HD”

    I also have ilife 11 and am not seeing the ilife 11 diff available.

    in reply to: iLife 11 Packages #380382
    andyboutte
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    [QUOTE][u]Quote by: dead2sin[/u][p]I repacked iLife ’11 using the Composer Pre-installed software preset and it worked great. I know not everyone has Composer, but I wanted to throw it out there that it handles it out of the box, as well as CS5.
    [/p][/QUOTE]

    That is a very good idea that I did not think of. when I went to try that I did not see ilife11 as an option. I updated my diffs and still dont see it. Were you referring to something else?

    in reply to: iLife 11 Packages #380376
    andyboutte
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    So I tried that but am still having problems. Here is what ls looks like for my symlink:

    lrwxr-xr-x 1 andyboutte staff 59 Jan 29 11:51 iLife.pkg -> /Volumes/iLife ’11 Install DVD/Installer/Packages/iLife.pkg

    here is the entry from the log:

    Working on folder 08 iLife11 (22:57:38)
    Mounting the package dmg: iLife11.dmg (/private/tmp/idmg_temp.UjapA1/items-ESF5fm/08 iLife11) at: /private/tmp/idmg.MIsU/idmg_mp.YYIb
    Installing iLife.pkg
    Folder 08 iLife11 done (22:57:40)

    its obviously not being installed because its only taking 2 seconds. when trying to manually install ilife11 on my instadmg boot system it only give me the upgrade option. should this matter for instadmg?

    in reply to: iLife 11 Packages #380362
    andyboutte
    Participant

    Does anybody have any updates for this? sounds like the softlink is the easiest and most manageable.

    in reply to: My journey through InstaDMG Continued… #379821
    andyboutte
    Participant

    I have done that several times. I originally made the pkg with packagemaker and now with iceberg and both when installed normally I get the right owner:group. I dont know what I could be doing wrong in instadmg. I am using sudo, im using instaup2date (I have tried without), I have tried using a different machine for building. I dont know much about chroot jails and how they apply to instadmg but I know there are some flags but im assuming I dont need to do anything with those?

    in reply to: My journey through InstaDMG Continued… #379819
    andyboutte
    Participant

    here is a link to my iceberg project:

    idisk dot mac dot com/andyboutte/Public/iceberg.png

    in reply to: My journey through InstaDMG #379814
    andyboutte
    Participant

    I created a new thread [url]https://www.afp548.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=28003[/url]

    in reply to: My journey through InstaDMG #379786
    andyboutte
    Participant

    [QUOTE][u]Quote by: dead2sin[/u][p]I know firstboot packages work with InstaDMG, so I’m not sure what else could be causing it. PackageMaker might not be saving the permissions correctly or not applying them correctly after the files are placed. Perhaps creating the firstboot.pkg using another free packaging program would be a good troubleshooting step (I use Composer, which isn’t free, but it works 100% of the time for me).

    Perhaps you could try using Iceberg and see if you come up with a different outcome: [url]http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/Iceberg.html[/url]

    Nate[/p][/QUOTE]

    I tried iceberg and got the same results. I installed the pkg manually on my machine and all permissions and owner:group are set correctly. when I put it in my instadmg train all files are placed correctly and permissions are correct but the owner:group is always set to andyboutte:staff. I looked through both log files and didnt see anything out of the ordinary. I even tried building on a different machine and got the same results.

    It looks to me like instadmg is causing my problems?

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