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Creating .pkg instead of .app

Created: 02 Apr 2014 • Updated: 31 Jul 2014 | 3 comments
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We used to get .pkg installers for SEP.  With 12.1.4, we're getting .app installers.  I asked the people who run SEP here, and they have no idea... it's like I'm speaking Martian.  What can I point them to that will spell out EXACTLY what they need to do to produce a .pkg installer?

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Brɨan's picture

Have you tried this

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MichaelD50's picture

Please take a look at:

Exporting and Deploying a Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 for Mac client via Apple Remote Desktop or Casper

The SEP Mac 12.1.4 installer, when run on the Mac, gives you an option under "Tools" in the menu bar to "Create remote deployment package"; this creates your desired .pkg.


SMLatCST's picture

The SEP client installer for Mac changed in SEP12.1RU4 to the .app format, and I don't think a .pkg installer is available from the SEPM for this version.

The 12.1RU2 client installers still export as .pkg, and there's a .dmg SEP for Mac installer in the original installation media downloaded from fileconnect if that helps.

Otherwise, I reckon you're looking at either a 3rd party tool to convert the installer, or logging a case with Symantec Support to investigate your options.


Ah, I stand corrected!  "Thumbs Up" to MichaelD50 yes