Using a package to distribute LC app over ARD

Richard Miller Wow at together.net
Thu Apr 17 20:57:46 CEST 2014


Thanks, Mark.

I only need the Mac code.

It looks like you gave me AppleScript code. I already have that piece working. But thanks for it anyway.

What I need is shell script that can be saved as a .sh file. The package maker app, Iceberg, can only execute .sh files after installing various files to the users system. It can't run AppleScript code, unless there is a way to turn it into a shell script and save it as a .sh file.

Richard


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> On Apr 17, 2014, at 2:21 PM, Mark Talluto <userev at canelasoftware.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Apr 17, 2014, at 4:49 AM, Richard Miller <wow at together.net> wrote:
>> 
>> I am using Iceberg to create a Mac installer package which contains my LC app. This package is then being used by Apple Remote Desktop to automatically install to multiple Mac's. These Mac's are generally in a logged-out state during the install. All of this works fine, except for this last piece.
>> 
>> After the install, I need to add my app to the users list of Startup items. I know Iceberg can run a post-install script. But I'm not sure if it is possible to add to the Startup items list while the Mac is logged out. If it is possible, perhaps someone can help me create the shell script to do this. I know how to do it with AppleScript, but not with a shell script.
> 
> 
> 
> Hi Richard,
> 
> I may not be able to help you with getting ARD to set up your start up items, but I can tell you the code we use.  You could have your app set this up on first run if you like.
> 
> You will want to adjust any reference to Acuity System or patching related specifically to our program.  Here is some code for Windows as well.  I do not have code for Linux unfortunately.
> 
> private command addMacAlias
>     put "set theAppPath to" && quote & (sk_InstallationPath("bundle") & gSKPathingA["bundleName"] & "/") & quote & lf & \
>           "tell application" && quote & "System Events" & quote & lf & \
>           "make new login item at end with properties {path:theAppPath}" & lf & \
>           "end tell" into tCommand --BUILD THE APPLESCRIPT
>     do tCommand as "AppleScript"
> end addMacAlias
> 
> 
> private command removeMacAlias
>     put gSKPathingA["bundleName"] into tAppName
>     replace ".app" with empty in tAppName
> 
>     put "set appToDelete to" && quote & tAppName & quote & lf & \
>           "tell application" && quote & "System Events" & quote & lf & \
>           "set login_items to name of every login item" & lf & \
>           "if appToDelete is in login_items then" & lf & \
>           "delete login item appToDelete" & lf & \
>           "end if" & lf & "end tell" into tCommand --BUILD THE APPLESCRIPT
>     do tCommand as "AppleScript"
> end removeMacAlias
> 
> 
> private command addWinAlias
>     put sk_Installationpath("bundle") & gSKPathingA["bundleName"] into tAppPath
>     replace "/" with "\" in tAppPath
>     --FOLLOWING VBSCRIPT IS PARTIALLY COURTESY OF SIMON FROM THE RUNREV FORUMS
>     --BE VERY CAREFUL WITH *ANY* MODIFICATIONS DUE TO VBSCRIPT BITCHINESS
>     put "' Make sure variables are declared." & cr & \
>           "  option explicit" & cr & \
>           "" & cr & \
>           "  ' Routine to create <quote>Acuity System.lnk<quote> on the Windows startup folder." & cr & \
>           "  sub CreateShortCut()" & cr & \
>           "    dim objShell, strPath, objLink" & cr & \
>           "    set objShell = CreateObject(<quote>WScript.Shell<quote>)" & cr & \
>           "    strPath = objShell.SpecialFolders(<quote>Startup<quote>)" & cr & \
>           "    set objLink = objShell.CreateShortcut(strPath & <quote>\Acuity System.lnk<quote>)" & cr & \
>           "    objLink.Arguments = <quote>-skdelay5<quote>" & cr & \
>           "    objLink.Description = <quote>Acuity System<quote>" & cr & \
>           "    objLink.TargetPath = <quote>" & tAppPath & "<quote>" & cr & \
>           "    objLink.WindowStyle = 1" & cr & \
>           "    objLink.WorkingDirectory = <quote>" & $HOMEDRIVE & "\windows<quote>" & cr & \
>           "    objLink.Save" & cr & \
>           "  end sub" & cr & \
>           "" & cr & \
>           "  ' Program starts running here." & cr & \
>           "  call CreateShortCut()" into tScript
>     replace "<quote>" with quote in tScript
>     do tScript as VBscript
> end addWinAlias
> 
> 
> private command removeWinAlias
>     delete file (specialFolderPath("7") & "/Acuity System.lnk")
> end removeWinAlias
> 
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Mark Talluto
> canelasoftware.com
> 
> 
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