- Installflashplayerosx126.96.36.1993.dmg: Patch Description: Adobe Flash Player For Mac (188.8.131.523) Bulletin Id: MAC-020: Bulletin Title: Adobe Flash Player updates.
- Download the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller: Mac OS X, version 10.6 and later: uninstallflashplayerosx.dmg; Mac OS X, version 10.4 and 10.5: uninstallflashplayerosx.dmg; The uninstaller is downloaded to the Downloads folder of your browser by default.
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My mother needed the latest version of Flash to view a web page. I decided this was a good opportunity to install the package from the command line over secure shell. She has a PowerMac G4 running Mac OS X 10.4. It turns out that the update didn’t work, but I relearned a bit about some useful command line tools for Mac OS X. I always start in the temp directory. Then I downloaded the installer and unzipped it. That’s all pretty straightforward.
Next, I used “hdiutil” to mount the disk image and then changed to that directory.
Install Flash Player Mac
Then I used “installer” to install the package specifying the package with “-pkg Adobe Flash Player.pkg” and the target volume with “-target /”.
It will run through the installation and output some information. After that, I changed back to the temp directory. I initially tried using “umount” to unmount the disk image, but that is a bad idea because it doesn’t fully unmount the image. The better approach is to use the “hdiutil” again. I find the volume to unmount by using the “df” command. Once it is unmounted, I deleted the zip file and the disk image.
Most applications for Mac OS X come in disk images, and many of those have package installers. This is a quick way to install software on a remote Macintosh or a way to automate installations with scripts.