Specific software packaging for Apple Macintosh

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    LANDESK Management Suite 9.5LANDESK Management Suite 9.6

     

    Note: Please note this is not an extensive list of Apple software and how to create packages from them. These examples are designed to give you an idea of how you can go away and do it yourself.

     

    Disclaimer: The packages and preparation of packages for use with the LDMS suite is not supported by LANDESK. This information is provided as is, and to help you with your packaging requirements or needs.

     

    Please read this article as a prerequisite to using this one, as a lot of the methods and techniques used here are explained more thoroughly there:

    Apple Macintosh Application/Software Deployment Guide with LANDESK Management Suite

    Specific software packaging

     

    Please keep in mind that some of these instructions are version specific. Lastly, avoid re-packaging if possible and try to use the original installers. Obviously that's not always going to be possible.

    Instructions will be provided here on how to get either a PKG or DMG installer that can be used with LDMS. Also, note that I usually try to stick with a naming convention that includes the version of the application this way I can know for sure what version I'm dealing with.

     

    Adobe CS6

    For DeployStudio:

    1. Download the installation media from the Adobe Licensing Website: https://licensing.adobe.com/. This media should be located on our servers as well.
    2. Download and install the | Adobe Application Management Enterprise Edition (AAMEE) deployment tool. Please read the Deployment Guide as well which will explain which version of the AAMEE tool to use for the different Adobe CS products.
    3. The resulting .PKG installer that is created using the AAMEE deployment tool can be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    Adobe Creative Cloud

    1. Download installation media from the Adobe Creative Cloud website: https://creative.adobe.com/.
    2. Download and install the Adobe Creative Cloud Packager deployment tool. Please read the documentation to ensure the products being packaged are licensed appropriately.
    3. The resulting .PKG installer that is created using the Adobe Creative Cloud Packager deployment tool can be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    Adobe Flash Player

    For InstaDMG and DeployStudio:

     

    1. Download Adobe Flash Player for OS X from http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html
    2. Open the DMG file.
    3. Right-click the Install Adobe Flash Player.app and select Show Package Contents.
    4. Browse to \Contents\Resources\ and you should see the .pkg installer file called Adobe Flash Player.pkg. That's the installer file you want to copy for software deployment
    5. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    AnyConnect 3.1

    It does not need to be repackaged. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    Compressor 4

    1. Download Compressor from the Mac App Store.
    2. Once app has finished downloading, open up Terminal and type the command:
      rm -rf "/Applications/Compressor.app/Contents/_MASReceipt"
      sudo pkgbuild --install-location /Applications --component /Applications/Compressor.app ./Desktop/Compressor_v4.0.6.pkg
    3. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    Fetch 5.7.3

    1. Download Fetch from http://fetchsoftworks.com/
    2. Open the DMG file which contains Fetch.app
    3. Open up Terminal and type the command:
      sudo pkgbuild --install-location /Applications --component /Fetch\ Installer/Fetch.app ./Desktop/Fetch_v5.7.3.pkg
    4. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

    FileZilla

    1. Download FileZilla from https://filezilla-project.org/download.php
    2. Once the file has finished downloading, unzip it and and copy FileZilla.app to the /Applications folder.
    3. Open up Terminal and type the command:
      sudo pkgbuild --install-location /Applications --component /Application/FileZilla.app ./Desktop/FileZilla_v3.6.0.2.pkg
    4. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    Final Cut Pro X

    1. Download Final Cut Pro X from the Mac App Store.
    2. Once the app has finished downloading, open up Terminal and type the command:
      rm -rf "/Applications/Final Cut Pro.app/Contents/_MASReceipt"
      sudo pkgbuild --install-location /Applications --component /Applications/Final\ Cut\ Pro.app ./Desktop/Final_Cut_Pro_v10.0.8.pkg
    3. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    Firefox

    1. Download Firefox from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ (current release) or http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all.html (Extended Support Release for organizations)
    2. Open the DMG file which contains Firefox.app.
    3. Open up Terminal and type the command:
      sudo pkgbuild --install-location /Applications --component /Volumes/Firefox/Firefox.app ./Desktop/Firefox.pkg
    4. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    Flip4Mac 3.1

    1. Download Flip4Mac from http://www.telestream.net/flip4mac/
    2. Open the DMG file which contains Flip4Mac.pkg. That's the installer file you want to copy for software deployment
    3. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    GarageBand 6

    1. Download GarageBand from the Mac App Store.
    2. Once the app has finished downloading, open up Terminal and type the command:
      rm -rf "/Applications/GarageBand.app/Contents/_MASReceipt"
      sudo pkgbuild --install-location /Applications --component /Applications/GarageBand.app ./Desktop/GarageBand_v6.0.5.pkg
    3. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    GIMP 2.8.4

    1. Download GIMP from http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
    2. Open the DMG file which contains Gimp.app
    3. Open up Terminal and type the command:
      sudo pkgbuild --install-location /Applications --component /Volumes/Gimp\ 2.8.4\ MountainLion/Gimp.app ./Desktop/GIMP_v2.8.4.pkg
    4. TThe .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    Google Chrome

    1. Download Goolge Chrome from https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/
    2. Open the DMG file which contains Google Chrome.app
    3. Open up Terminal and type the command:
      sudo pkgbuild --install-location /Applications --component /Volumes/Google\ Chrome/Google\ Chrome.app ./Desktop/Google_Chrome_24.pkg
    4. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    HandBrake 0.9.8

    1. Download HandBrake from http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php
    2. Open the DMG file which contains HandBrake.app
    3. Open up Terminal and type the command:
      sudo pkgbuild --install-location /Applications --component /Volumes/HandBrake-0.9.8-MacOSX.6_GUI_x86_64/HandBrake.app ./Desktop/HandBrake_v0.9.8.pkg
    4. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

    iMovie 9

    1. Download iMovie from the Mac App Store.
    2. Once the app has finished downloading, open up Terminal and type the command:
      rm -rf "/Applications/iMovie.app/Contents/_MASReceipt"
      sudo pkgbuild --install-location /Applications --component /Applications/iMovie.app ./Desktop/iMovie_v9.0.8.pkg
    3. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    iPhoto 9

    1. Download iPhoto from the Mac App Store.
    2. Once the app has finished downloading, open up Terminal and type the command:
      rm -rf "/Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/_MASReceipt"
      sudo pkgbuild --install-location /Applications --component /Applications/iPhoto.app ./Desktop/iPhoto_v9.4.3.pkg
    3. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    Motion 5

    1. Download Motion from the Mac App Store.
    2. Once the app has finished downloading, open up Terminal and type the command:
      rm -rf "/Applications/Motion.app/Contents/_MASReceipt"
      sudo pkgbuild --install-location /Applications --component /Applications/Motion.app ./Desktop/Motion_v5.0.7.pkg
    3. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    Silverlight 5.1

    1. Download Silverlight from http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/
    2. Open the DMG file which contains the Silverlight.pkg installer. That's the installer file you want to copy for software deployment (whether you use DeployStudio or InstaDMG).
    3. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    SketchUp Pro 8

    1. Download SketchUp Pro from http://sketchup.google.com/gsu8/download.html
    2. Open the DMG file which contains SketchUp Pro 8.0 Installer.pkg. That's the installer file you want to copy for software deployment (whether you use DeployStudio or InstaDMG).
    3. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite. Please note that the installer as it comes will not be licensed. Read SketchUp Pro License for instructions on how to create a package for licensing.

     

    TextWrangler 4.5

    1. Download TextWrangler from http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/
    2. Open the DMG file which contains TextWrangler.app
    3. Open up Terminal and type the command:
      sudo pkgbuild --install-location /Applications --component /Volumes/TextWrangler\ 4.5/TextWrangler.app ./Desktop/TextWrangler_v4.5.pkg
    4. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite

     

    VLC Player 2.0.5

    1. Download VLC Player from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html
    2. Open the DMG file which contains VLC.app
    3. Open up Terminal and type the command:
      sudo pkgbuild --install-location /Applications --component /Volumes/vlc-2.0.5/VLC.app ./Desktop/VLC_v2.0.5.pkg
    4. The .PKG installer can be then be used in LDMS using the instruction on this page:https://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-34654#jive_content_id_Deployment_of_the_software_using_the_LDMS_Suite