Jamf Composer has always had two formats to build installers. The standard
pkg and the seemlingly standard (but not)
dmg. The pkg option will build a standard pkg installer file, which will install with any system that can install pkg files.
Create the INTUNEMAC file from the signed PKG file./IntuneAppUtil -c signedfinal.pkg -o /finalpath Add the INTUNEMAC file as a line-of-business application for macOS on Microsoft Endpoint Manager. This sample script demonstrates how the above steps can convert a DMG file to INTUNEMAC.
The dmg option will build a standard
dmg disk image file, with the payload of the installer as contents. On its own, however, this dmg cannot do anything. The Jamf Pro management system how ever will understand what to do and how to install the files from the dmg to a system. There are certain features in Jamf Pro which can install and distribute files to user directories and templates (called ‘Fill User Templates’ FUT and ‘Fill Every User’ FEU) which only work with dmg installers in Jamf Pro.
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However, Jamf themselves have been recommending to use the standard pkg format in favor of their proprietary use of dmg. Also the Composer application is 32-bit and its future is uncertain.
Luckily there are plenty of great other third-party tools to build installer packages. I cover many of them in my book: Packaging for Apple Administrators
In general, it is probably preferable to re-visit your imaging process and rebuild any installer you still may have in dmg format from scratch. However, in some cases that might not be possible or necessary.
Since the Composer generated dmgs contain all the files for the payload in the proper folder structure you can just use the entire mounted volume as your payload root for
pkgbuild. You can easily convert a Composer generated installer dmg to a standard pkg with these commands:
1) mount the dmg:
this will output a bunch of info, the very last bit is the mount point of the dmg
/Volumes/Sample (the name will depend on the dmg)
2) build a pkg with the contents of the mounted dmg as a payload:
This will create
Sample-1.0.pkg in your current working directory. (I like to include the version in the pkg file name, but that is entirely optional.)
3) cleanup: unmount the dmg
Obviously this will not work well with other dmgs, such as Full System dmgs, or dmgs downloaded from the web, which contain an app that should be dragged to
/Applications to install (use
quickpkg for those dmgs).
To convert DMG to PKG (a macOS installer package file) requires that you first extract the contents of the DMG file and then build a new PKG file using that data. See this this tutorial on the Spirion Support Portal if you need help. You cannot convert DMG to EXE if you want to use the DMG file in Windows. PKG files are Mac OS X installation (setup) packages that contain installer scripts ('Scripts' file) and compressed installation files ('Payload' file) that are used to install Mac software applications onto a user's hard drive. With AnyToISO it's possible to extract PKG file contents and even convert it to ISO format, on both Windows and Mac OS X. The DMG file can be burned to a CD or mount as a normal volume on Macintosh computers. Usually, the data in DMG file is stored in compressed format. On a Windows PC, AnyBurn can convert DMG file to ISO format, or burn it to a blank CD / DVD disc. To convert DMG file to ISO format, please follow the steps, 1. The standard pkg and the seemlingly standard (but not) dmg. The pkg option will build a standard pkg installer file, which will install with any system that can install pkg files. The dmg option will build a standard dmg disk image file, with the payload of the installer as contents. On its own, however, this dmg cannot do anything.
PKG files can be found on Apple computers running under Mac OS X. These files contain a package of compressed files used for the installation of different software on a Mac. Software contained in a PKG file can be installed by simply double-clicking on the PKG. To view the individual contents, a right-click is needed.
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Technical details of PKG files
PKG files are typically used to install software and programs on a computer running with Mac OS X. The programs can be installed individually by manually double-clicking and thus executing the PKG files. However, PKG files can also be part of an installer script that executes the PKG files automatically when run.
More information about the PKG file format
|Associated programs||Apple Installer|
|Useful links||More on the PKG file extension|
The DMG file extension was created by Apple and is primarily used on Macintosh computers and devices. In most cases the DMG file is used to give the Mac devices the ability to install different types of files and software that originate from the internet. The DMG file is essentially a mountable disc image that shows up on your desktop when it is opened. The file contains raw data that is usually both encrypted and compressed. Mac systems treat DMG in the same way they would treat a disc that was inserted and they instantly try to open or “run” the file.
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Technical details of DMG files
The DMG file extension was specifically designed for Macintosh computers and users are likely to have a lot of trouble if trying to use them on a Windows device. There may be instances where one can convert the files, but it probably needed to look for additional utilities that will allow the file to be accessed from the chosen device. There are some also executable files that can help with this. However, if the original DMG file was password protected by Apple, those executable applications may not work. The DMG file has several different formats that are used and these include Linux, Fat32, UFS, ProDOS, HFS and HFS+.
Whether you are an avid Mac programmer using a Windows PC, or you just found a DMG file on your Windows machine, it can be useful to know what it is and how to open it. Luckily it’s easy to open on Windows if you know how. Open dmg pc.
More information about the DMG file format
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Convert Dmg To App
|File category||Raster image|
|Associated programs||Power Archiver|
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|Useful links||Learn more about DMG files|