packaging options for Mac OS X

Gregory Collins greg at
Sun Nov 28 16:12:06 EST 2010

On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 9:56 PM, Mark Lentczner <markl at> wrote:
> On Nov 24, 2010, at 8:28 AM, Duncan Coutts wrote:
>> Trying to unpack or merge an existing GHC OSX package seems like madness (especially given that the OSX tools for manipulating packages appear to be non-existent or useless).
> I'm not sure where the perception comes from. Unpacking the GHC OSX installer package is easy:
>  pkgutil --expand GHC-7.0.1-i386.pkg /tmp/GHC.pkg-exp
>  cd /tmp/GHC.pkg-exp/ghc.pkg
>  gunzip < Payload | cpio -i

Have you actually gotten this to work? I.e. have you managed to
repackage the .pkg file inside into another distribution? Because
every time I've tried this the mac installer tools have choked.

Gregory Collins <greg at>

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