Tag Archive: .pkg

How to Open .pkg Files to View What Will Install on Mac with Suspicious Package

Many Mac applications and downloads arrive as a PKG package file, but have you ever wanted to open a PKG file to view exactly what is being installed and where it’s going from the source .pkg? Assuming you get a .pkg installer from a trusted source like Apple there is generally nothing to be concerned … Read More

Fixing an Installer .pkg Stuck on “Verifying” in Mac OS X

Mac users may find that a system update, installer, or package (pkg) can get completely stuck in a verification sequence, with a pop-up alert that says “Verifying ‘name.pkg’…” while showing the Gatekeeper icon and a progress bar that never updates. The effect is the package or installer won’t run as it never completes verification, making … Read More

Show Package Contents Unavailable? Extract .pkg Files Without Installing Them

Extract Package (.pkg) file contents without installing them in Mac OS X Continuing on with the theme of inspecting the contents of app installers, you can also extract package files and sort through their contents without actually installing them. To do this, you can often just right-click on a pkg file and select Show Package Contents but that isnt always displayed. Assuming that option is unavailable, we can extract .pkg  [Read More…]