Distributions and packages built with Packages can be installed on a Mac using Mac OS X's Installer application or installer command line tool. If you are looking for a solution to deploy your packages or distributions on a network of Mac computers, here are some available solutions:
Apple Remote Desktop™ by Apple lets you distribute software and manage the Mac computers on your network.
When you want or need to inspect the contents of a flat distribution or package built with Packages, you can use one of the following tools:
Pacifist by CharlesSoft is a shareware application that opens Mac OS X .pkg package files and allows you to extract individual files and folders out of them.
Technical Notes and Q&As
|Q&A #01 -||Creating aliases on the user's desktop.|
|Q&A #02 -||Adding items to the Dock.|
|Q&A #03 -||Installing items into the current user's home directory.|
|Q&A #04 -||Requiring a restart only when a previous version is already installed.|
|Q&A #05 -||Running an install or upgrade script.|