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Subject:   Re: creating a metapackage
Date:   2003-09-28 20:19:38
From:   anonymous2
Response to: creating a metapackage

I've got the same problem. Does anyone know why? A google search of "PackageMaker 999" returns only four links (this being one of them).
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  • Re: creating a metapackage
    2003-10-01 09:25:43  anonymous2 [View]

    I had this problem when I tried to create the metapackage in a different directory to the sub-packages.
    According to the 'Anatomy of a Metapackage' article (see link at end), this should be possible, but I consistantly get the 999 unknown error message when I try it on OS X Server 10.2.6. And I don't see the point in an installer where you have to go & hack at the info lists in a terminal as the article suggests.

    My solution was to create the metapackage in the same directory as the packages and set an alias to the metapackage. It then works as expected.

    Andy Saul

    Horrible advice from Apple: