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Topic: RE: MAC installer
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57682
From: carlosg
Date: 5/29/2002 05:27 PM

> you have two possibilities:
> If you want to keep a strict ISO 9660 CD, you would have to put the
> .hqx file on it and advice the users to unpack and install this file
> (the .hqx is a "textified" version of a Mac binary file, which would
> can be distributed on a ISO 9660 CD. However, it is theinstaller, and
> you will not have any autorunning etc. in this case.

Ok. I start to get it.

The client wants a 'strict' ISO 9660 CD (?) (I know.. but it's what he
wants)

So the hqx file placed and advice to de-stuff the file would be enough for a
Mac user to install Acroread on his computer, no?.

What's the purpose then of the ".bin" file? (I got 2 files from Internet,
one .bin and one .hqx) Do I need to put it in the CD too?

> The (IMHO) preferrable way would be creating a "hybrid" Mac/ISO9660
> CD, which has its own Mac partition.

I agree. But...

> Actually, it may be worthwile to get a Mac just for the CD mastering (and
testing).

We're considering that now, for that & other purposes...
Thanks Aandi & Max in advance for the help.

Carlos




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