Iceberg
Iceberg 1.2.9
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Iceberg is an Integrated Packaging Environment (IPE) that allows you to create packages or metapackages conforming to the Mac OS X specifications. With Iceberg, you can quickly create your installation packages using a graphic user interface similar to your favorite development tools. Iceberg can also be useful for Administrators who want to gather in a metapackage numerous packages for remote distribution via Apple Remote Desktop.
What's New
Version 1.2.9:
  • Fixed an issue with the Directory Services code used to retrieve the list of group IDs.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later



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AlexM9064 commented on 22 Oct 2013
Hi all!
After I installed Iceberg, it did not start at all under OS X 10.8 (Mac Mini Core i5). I thought the problem may be somewhere in OS, but now after upgrade to 10.9, nothing changed. All I am able to see is orange icon in the bar, a process starts, but no GUI, no application.
Can't get my work done for 3 weeks now, as Iceberg seems the best app for packaging judging by the documentation...
[Version 1.2.9]


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AlexM9064 reviewed on 22 Oct 2013
Hi all!
After I installed Iceberg, it did not start at all under OS X 10.8 (Mac Mini Core i5). I thought the problem may be somewhere in OS, but now after upgrade to 10.9, nothing changed. All I am able to see is orange icon in the bar, a process starts, but no GUI, no application.
Can't get my work done for 3 weeks now, as Iceberg seems the best app for packaging judging by the documentation...
[Version 1.2.9]


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AlexM9064 reviewed on 22 Oct 2013
Hi all!
After I installed Iceberg, it did not start at all under OS X 10.8 (Mac Mini Core i5). I thought the problem may be somewhere in OS, but now after upgrade to 10.9, nothing changed. All I am able to see is orange icon in the bar, a process starts, but no GUI, no application.
Can't get my work done for 3 weeks now, as Iceberg seems the best app for packaging judging by the documentation...
[Version 1.2.9]


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ls7235 reviewed on 26 Apr 2013
Hi all, I've just downloaded Iceberg and it's easy to use but I'm having the same issue i had with apple Pacakagemaker: the installed app cant write to the user's folder. The app is installed in /Applications with owner root, group admin. Please help.
[Version 1.2.9]

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ls7235 replied on 26 Apr 2013
One more thing: the app works fine when run from terminal. It does not work when run by double clicking the icon.
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ls7235 replied on 27 Apr 2013
fixed, it was an error in the code not in the installer :)
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Evilskull commented on 16 Mar 2010
What is the use of the start up items that this installs? There are three of them (IcebergBuilder, IcebergControlTower, and IcebergControlTowerTool) and a plist for them. Additionally, why does this installer write data to /usr (/usr/local/bin/freeze and /usr/local/bin/goldin)? And why is there no mention that this installer will litter my drive with data beyond what an application uninstaller could find?
[Version 1.2.9]

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Packagesdev replied on 16 Mar 2010
> What is the use of the start up items that this installs? There are three of them (IcebergBuilder, IcebergControlTower, and IcebergControlTowerTool) and a plist for them.

These components are used to build the packages.

> Additionally, why does this installer write data to /usr (/usr/local/bin/freeze and /usr/local/bin/goldin)?

These are command line tools. Check the documentation chapter "Frequently Asked Questions" to get more information about the freeze command line utility. goldin is a command line tool used to split forks.

> And why is there no mention that this installer will litter my drive with data beyond what an application uninstaller could find?

Check the documentation chapter "Installing Iceberg", installation blueprints are provided explaining what is installed where. Additionally, an uninstall script is provided.
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donmontalvo reviewed on 15 Mar 2009
Add this to your list of ESSENTIAL ADMIN TOOLS.

Don Montalvo
[Version 1.2.5]


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Cerniuk reviewed on 08 Oct 2008
If you are using PackageMaker, you are either a candidate for chewing on tinfoil for fun or you should hit the download for this immediately.

This is what Packagemaker should have been. Don't read, just download, install and smile because your installer falderal is over.


Easy to use, covers the silly manual parts that PackageMaker forces you into, flexible, compatible and definitely worth paying for... but free!
[Version 1.2.4]


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Haplo commented on 10 Jul 2006
Extremely useful and 348976x better than packagemaker. Packagemaker is just too much work and too much lower level digging to do simple things that are only a few clicks with iceberg.

However, the download host used for this is TERRIBLE. I have yet to be able to successfully download 1.2. Mirror it somewhere else >_
[Version 1.2]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 10 Jul 2006
We've mirrored the file on our server, just now. Please try downloading it again.
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Haplo replied on 10 Jul 2006
The link target is wrong, it points to an html, but following that downloads, but the file is corrupted. Neither the system decompressor nor stuffit will open it.
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 10 Jul 2006
The link works perfectly well and the downloaded file processes normally and presents a mounted image. The issue would appear to be local to your machine.
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Haplo replied on 10 Jul 2006
Ok, the download link is pointing to an html file that links v1.1.6, which is corrupted. I can't download 1.2.1 at all, and I've tried both camino and safari.
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 10 Jul 2006
http://dl.macupdate.com/final/development/14516/Iceberg.dmg.gz

The above link is the download link posted here on the MacUpdate product page for Iceberg and it downloads version 1.2.1 beyond any doubt or question. I uploaded the file myself, just for you, because you posted that you could not download the file from the developer's server. Well, I did downlooad it from the developer's server with no issues whatsoever and verified the version number and then uploaded it to the MacUpdate servers, and then I downloaded it again (this time from the MacUpdate server) and the image mounted just fine and is version 1.2.1.
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Haplo replied on 10 Jul 2006
The address you provide seems to resolve to this:
http://www.macupdate.com/~matt/devel/info.php/id/14516
Check that link, it's messed up somehow. I haven't had any other problems on macupdate, so this seems odd.
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Anonymous reviewed on 02 May 2005
It's a nice and useful app, but I find it too invasive:
- why don't use /usr/local/bin instead of /usr/bin?
- why an always-running root daemon when I create a package once a week? I think it's much better to enter my admin password in case root privileges are needed to create a package.
- for the same reason mentioned above, why a StartupItem when the daemon could be launched only when needed?
If all applications should have their own daemon and StartupItem our Macs would become slow as a PC running Windows :-)
Consider the previous points as suggestions, not critics, I understand that the developer has built and published Iceberg for free, thus I greatly appreciate his effort.
[Version 1.1.4]

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Anonymous commented on 16 Jun 2005
Any reason why /usr/local/bin is better than /usr/bin?

Regarding the StartupItem and always running Daemons, it's just that on 10.2, there is no real other solutions.

In the future, the OS requirements will be 10.4 (because of this x86 thing) and this will be handled differently then.
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Christopher Forsythe replied on 22 Jul 2005
Traditionally linux users prefer /usr/local/bin.

Traditionally for unix admins, /opt has been preferred. Unfortunately I was overuled with Growl, but either should be acceptable. This makes it so that iceberg isn't in the default installation directories. 3rd party tools being kept in a separate directory is rather nice for management :)
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Anonymous commented on 15 Aug 2005
/usr/local/bin is the place where 3rd party tools should be installed while /usr/bin is only for system's stuff.

Since you plan to build the next major release of Iceberg only for Tiger take a look at its new launchd daemon (if you have not yet done this), I think it's just what you need.
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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Feb 2005
Why optimizing the WHOLE disk at the end of the install, why, whY, wHY, WHYYY ?
[Version 1.1.4]

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Anonymous commented on 20 Feb 2005
In fact, Installer.app is not optimizing the whole disk. It's just prebinding executables so that they launched faster.

If you're a thrill seeker, you can force quit Installer.app during this step. But you would do it at your own risk.

The Optimization Step is a standard procedure of any installation performed by Installer.app. So if you think this should be improved, you will need to contact Apple via a feedback form or a Bug Report.

My $0.02
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Anonymous commented on 21 Feb 2005
I think prebinding after the install could be limited to the files that had just been added by the install !

I also don't like much when I'm forced to restart just because a daemon has to be launched.

( but I like iceberg anyway ;-) )
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Anonymous commented on 21 Feb 2005
For the prebinding, I can't do anything.

For the restart, I have some plan to improve this.
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AlexM9064 had trouble on 22 Oct 2013
Hi all!
After I installed Iceberg, it did not start at all under OS X 10.8 (Mac Mini Core i5). I thought the problem may be somewhere in OS, but now after upgrade to 10.9, nothing changed. All I am able to see is orange icon in the bar, a process starts, but no GUI, no application.
Can't get my work done for 3 weeks now, as Iceberg seems the best app for packaging judging by the documentation...
[Version 1.2.9]


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AlexM9064 had trouble on 22 Oct 2013
Hi all!
After I installed Iceberg, it did not start at all under OS X 10.8 (Mac Mini Core i5). I thought the problem may be somewhere in OS, but now after upgrade to 10.9, nothing changed. All I am able to see is orange icon in the bar, a process starts, but no GUI, no application.
Can't get my work done for 3 weeks now, as Iceberg seems the best app for packaging judging by the documentation...
[Version 1.2.9]



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Chris Devor rated on 25 Jun 2012

[Version 1.2.9]



Yoursort rated on 30 Jan 2012

[Version 1.2.9]


Downloads:28,191
Version Downloads:14,761
Type:Development : Compilers
License:Free
Date:16 Mar 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Iceberg is an Integrated Packaging Environment (IPE) that allows you to create packages or metapackages conforming to the Mac OS X specifications. With Iceberg, you can quickly create your installation packages using a graphic user interface similar to your favorite development tools. Iceberg can also be useful for Administrators who want to gather in a metapackage numerous packages for remote distribution via Apple Remote Desktop.


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