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Is there no way to just install a program from OS now?
Posted by: samintx
Date: February 16, 2017 11:12AM
Since Apple has been putting the OS and programs in one install file there is no way now for us to install just certain programs from the OS pkg like we used to do? I am sure the answer is NO but just thought I would check incase there was an app that would list the programs on the OS install disk.
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Re: Is there no way to just install a program from OS now?
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 16, 2017 11:36AM
Can you be more specific? which program?



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Re: Is there no way to just install a program from OS now?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: February 16, 2017 12:03PM
I also wonder which application you would like to reinstall, but...
Bear in mind that the OS is now is less than 5 GB. That's quite a feat, one that should not go unused.
Like in your Angry Birds thread, if you know or even suspect that teh OS has been compromised, it's too easy to reinstall the Whole thing.
This of course, comes at a price. You have to have your act together regarding preferences and software... but that's a healthy habit anyway.



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Re: Is there no way to just install a program from OS now?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 16, 2017 12:12PM
Highlight an app or package, then push the "control" button to bring up the contextual menu.

Then click on "Show Package Contents"
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Re: Is there no way to just install a program from OS now?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 16, 2017 12:14PM
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"Show Package Contents"


........that's what she said.........



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Re: Is there no way to just install a program from OS now?
Posted by: samintx
Date: February 16, 2017 04:08PM
ah, will try that …….freeradical.
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Re: Is there no way to just install a program from OS now?
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: February 16, 2017 04:56PM
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samintx
...just thought I would check incase there was an app that would list the programs on the OS install disk.

I think you may be looking for something like Pacifist. It's not quite what you're describing. If you have a .pkg installer file then Pacifist will let you unpack or install discrete items from it.

[www.charlessoft.com]



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Re: Is there no way to just install a program from OS now?
Posted by: pdq
Date: February 16, 2017 04:57PM
...or use the "customize" option on the install screen?
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Re: Is there no way to just install a program from OS now?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 16, 2017 05:00PM
......thought it was like your 'first time'.......you can never take it back or 'undo' it......



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