Packaging for Apple Administrators Packaging for Apple Administrators

Packaging for Apple Administrators

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Publisher Description

**New, updated version!** 

**Oct 14, 2019 with new examples and Catalina notes**

**(see version history for details)**


The essential introduction for system administrators to using, analyzing and building installation package files (pkg) on macOS.


In this book you will learn:


- How to work with packages, analyze them without installing and install them from the command line and remotely

- How to inspect packages with the tools built into macOS and third party tools

- How to build your own packages, from simple packages to complex - How to use the tools for package creation and customization from macOS and some third-party tools


Working with installation packages is a fundamental skill for any system administrator. Package files are versatile and used in many ways, wether you use Jamf Pro (aka Casper), Munki, Filewave, LanRev, Apple Remote Desktop or a different management system.


This book will introduce you to the installation package file format (pkg). It will give you many examples on various techniques and strategies to build packages which will scale from small workgroups to large enterprise or school level deployments. 

It also discusses larger concepts such as testing, scripting and configuration management.


Table of Contents:


About this Book

Installation

- Installing Packages

- Inspecting Packages

- Inspector Applications

- Testing Package Installation

Building Packages

- Building

- Installation Scripts

- Signing Packages

- Payload-Free Packages

Re-Packaging

- Re-Packaging Applications

- Custom Installers

Configuration Files

- Challenges

- Configuration Profiles

- Other Settings Files

Distribution Packages

- What are Distribution Packages

- Installation Choices

- Building Distribution Packages

- Installer Interface

Packaging Strategies

- Application Installation

- Configuration Files

Other Package Builders

- munkipkg

- WhiteBox Packages

- Jamf Composer

Conclusion

Appendix

- Legacy Package Formats

  • GENRE
    Computers & Internet
    RELEASED
    2016
    November 14
    LANGUAGE
    EN
    English
    LENGTH
    117
    Pages
    PUBLISHER
    Scripting OS X
    SELLER
    Armin Briegel
    SIZE
    71.6
    MB

    Customer Reviews

    esanchez22 ,

    Just what I needed

    After watching Armin’s videos I immediately got this book and put it use immediately.

    Bruce Carter ,

    Great information

    This was among the first of Armin’s books that I purchased, because quite frankly the whole structure of packaging was kind of a black hole to me. This book helped me leverage more of the internal structures in package files, and understand more about what was going on with the different kinds of packages.

    YesThatAllen ,

    Great information, all gathered in one spot

    There are a lot of details about apple’s installer which aren’t documented well… this book is kind of a missing-manual, and has saved a ton of time.

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