Installer Package For Mac

The install package is used if you don't have the application already installed, while the update package is used to update an existing installation. To view release notes, see Release notes. September 15, 2020. Installing Packages on Mac OS. Ask Question Asked 6 years, 9 months ago. Active 6 years, 3 months ago. Viewed 24k times 7. I am using Texmaker with MacTex v2013 on OS X Mavericks 10.9. I want to install some packages that don't come by default with MacTeX (e.g. Installation notes. Installation notes. Can I install Office 2016 for Mac and Office for Mac 2011 on the same computer? Yes, you can install and use Office 2016 for Mac and Office for Mac 2011 at the same time. However, we recommend that you uninstall Office for Mac 2011 before you install the new version just to prevent any confusion. This directory contains binaries for a base distribution and packages to run on Mac OS X (release 10.6 and above). Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2 (and Mac OS X 10.1) are no longer supported but you can find the last supported release of R for these systems (which is R 1.7.1) here.Releases for old Mac OS X systems (through Mac OS X 10.5) and PowerPC Macs can be found in the old directory.

InstallerInstaller Package For Mac

Mac Os Usb Installer

(Redirected from Installer (Mac OS X))

Package Installer Windows

Operating systemmacOS

Installer is an application included in macOS (and in its progenitors OPENSTEP and NeXTSTEP) that extracts and installs files out of .pkg packages. It was created by NeXT, and is now maintained by Apple Inc. Its purpose is to help software developers create uniform software installers.


Installer launches when a package or metapackage file is opened. The installation process itself can vary substantially, as Installer allows developers to customize the information the user is presented with. For example, it can be made to display a custom welcome message, software license and readme. Installer also handles authentication, checks that packages are valid before installing them, and allows developers to run custom scripts at several points during the installation process.[1]

Installer package[edit]

Installer packages have the file extension .pkg. Prior to Mac OS X Leopard, installer packages were implemented as Mac OS X packages.[2] These packages were a collection of files that resided in folders with a .pkg file extension.[3][4] In Mac OS X Leopard the software packaging method was changed to use the XAR (eXtensible ARchiver) file format; the directory tree containing the files is packaged as an xar archive file with a .pkg extension.[5] Instead of distributing multiple files for a package, this allowed all of the software files to be contained in a single file for easier distribution with the benefit of package signing.


Download Windows Installer Package

See also[edit]


  1. ^'Software Delivery Guide - Specifying Install Operations'. Apple. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  2. ^'Software Delivery Guide'. Apple. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  3. ^'The Flat Package'. MacTech. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  4. ^'OSX legacy packaging redux'. Matthew Brett. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  5. ^'XAR NEW MacOS X 10.5 package format'. MacGeekBlog. Retrieved March 15, 2015.

Retrieved from ''