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Importing an installer into the Software Catalog to deliver software to Mac OS X computers

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This sample task illustrates how to import the installer for the Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 software product into the Software Catalog.

Copy the folder structure that you created previously to the Notification Server computer file share or to another Windows file share. The Software Library has a file size limit of 2GB and cannot accommodate the typically large file size of an Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 installer.

This sample task is a step in the process for configuring a software delivery task.

See Configuring a software delivery task for Mac computers

To import the Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 installer into the Software Catalog

  1. In Symantec Management Console, click Manage > Software Catalog.

  2. In the Software Catalog window, under Deliverable Software, click Import to view a model dialog box.

  3. Set Software type to Software Release.

  4. Set the Package source to match the specific type of source on which your software is hosted.

    To install the software that is referred to in this sample task, you use Access package for a directory on Notification Server.

  5. Browse to the installer location and select the folder that holds the DMG and shell script files.

  6. Click Display Location to ensure that you have selected the correct folder.

    You should see your DMG and shell script files.

  7. Click your shell script file (.sh) and then click Set Installation File.

    Caution: If you fail to set the installation file in this step, you cannot create command lines later.
  8. Click Next.

  9. Click Create a new software resource.

  10. Give this software a meaningful name (for this sample task, a meaningful name is Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium.

  11. Set Company to Adobe Systems

  12. Set Version to 4 or other specific version of the software that you choose to install.

  13. Leave Open software resource for editing when finished selected.

    If you have a pop-up blocker enabled, disable it. A pop-up blocker prevents a new window from opening. if the window is blocked, locate the software in the list, highlight it, and click Edit (the pencil icon).

  14. On the Properties tab, Software Product may be blank.

    You can create a new Software Product named Creative Suite.

  15. Click the Package tab.

    A package was already created. However, a command line may not be there.

  16. Click Add command.

  17. In Name enter Install.

    Description is optional.

  18. Leave Command line requires a package selected.

    The Adobe CS4 package should be selected by default.

  19. In the Package field, your Adobe CS4 package should be selected by default.

  20. Set the Installation file type to <other>.

  21. Set the Command type to Install.

  22. Click Set as the default for this command type.

  23. Click Edit for the Command line.

  24. Click the .sh file and then click OK.

    The resulting command line should be

  25. Set the following Success Codes: 0, 8 (comma delimited)

  26. Set Failure Codes to 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.

    These codes are specific to Adobe® Creative Suite® 4. Refer to the product PDF for details if you install this software product. If you follow the instructions in this sample task to install a different software product, refer to the product information for the failure codes.

  27. Click OK and close the window.