Convert .APP to .PKG

soportetpco
New Contributor II

Hi everyone, I need to convert the macOS Mojave which is .app to a package in order to configure the update through self service, can anyone help me with the steps please.

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ooshnoo
Valued Contributor

Launch the Composer app. Drag the isntaller to the Composer window. Make package.

easy.

sepiemoini
Contributor III

@soportetpco Composer is great! I'd recommend looking at @Rosko's in-place upgrade/eraseinstall workflow here. I just ran this and can confirm that the most recent release (v2.7.0) of the script works wonderfully.

donmontalvo
Esteemed Contributor II

+1

https://github.com/kc9wwh/macOSUpgrade

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a_stonham
Contributor II

You can also drag Install macOS Mojave.app straight into Jamf Admin. Jamf admin will recognize it as as a MacOS installer, tar it up and make it deplorable as a package in a policy.

rderewianko
Valued Contributor II

This also holds true.
https://derflounder.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/building-simple-packages-with-packages/

Nix4Life
Valued Contributor

Another tool that was created by a fellow jamfnation member @mm2270 is App-Packager in case you find yourself on a machine without jamf composer installed

Rosko
Contributor II

Glad its working for everyone! Haven't fully completed the macOS 10.14 testing, but so far all has been great. We also just updated the readme recently to include this simple one liner that can be run from Terminal.

pkgbuild --install-location /Applications --component "/path/to/macOSInstallerApp" "/path/to/xxxxx.pkg"