unpkg
unpkg 4.5
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unpkg is a utility that simply unpacks all the files in a Mac OS X package (.pkg file) into a folder. Very handy, and GNU GPL free too!
What's New
Version 4.5:
  • finally: metapackage extraction!
  • new progress bar interface
  • lots of behind-the-scenes changes and fixes
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later



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unpkg User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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burypromote

+229

bbw7 reviewed on 22 Feb 2013
This is a very handy application. Works as advertised in 10.6.8.

Just say "No" to blindly installing packages.
[Version 4.5]


burypromote

+4

manzanat reviewed on 30 Aug 2012
Does what it says on the tin perfectly.
[Version 4.5]


burypromote

+197

GeoProf reviewed on 21 Sep 2011
Really great app, saves lots of time in the course of an average workweek. It’s even better when you can read the contents of a .pkg using Suspicious Package before unpacking it with unpkg (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/26833/suspicious-package). Thanks to the developer for making it free!
[Version 4.5]


burypromote
+1

+34

Tice reviewed on 17 Jan 2009
Great app. I nearly allways use it to or before installing pkg's. I don't know about .mpkg, but in earlier versions it worked to rename the file to .pkg and then use unpkg.
[Version 4.0]


burypromote
+1

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ShotgunWeddings commented on 17 Jan 2009
Works fine for .pkg's but it doesn't work with .mpkg

Might prove handy down the road anyways.

Thanks
[Version 4.0]


burypromote
+1


Anonymous reviewed on 31 Jul 2005
Dropped 3 different packages on this. For 2 of them it kicked out empty folders. I doubt a 1.2 MB file contained nothing.
[Version 1.61]

1 Reply

burypromote
+3
Anonymous commented on 08 Aug 2005
If you could direct me to the packages, I'd love to look into why they're not working.
burypromote
+1


Anonymous reviewed on 06 Mar 2005
Works as advertised! But it would be nice if it could extract individual files from the package, too.
[Version 1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Nov 2004
The word 'platypus' itself is not in any way copyrighted or owned by the Olympic Committee, but that particular image of an animated platypus is in-fact a mascot from the Sydney 2000 games. Do a bit of research and you'll see for yourself.
[Version 1.4]

3 Replies

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Anonymous commented on 28 Nov 2004
One thing that everyone has overlooked is that this new icon is far superior to the old one because it actually provides some affordance to what the software does. While I'm sure the owner of that particular platypus image wouldn't object to a small freeware app using it as an icon, it probably shouldn't have been considered in the first place. Anyway, this is great and useful software.
burypromote
Anonymous commented on 05 Mar 2005
Am I the only person who thought of using Hexley (the Darwin mascot) instead?

The current icon isn't quite as effective, either, since it doesn't really describe what the application does. Perhaps the package icon with arrows coming out of it?
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Anonymous commented on 06 Mar 2005
Come on people, IT'S AN ICON! Whether it "provides affordance" or not doesn't change what the app does, does it? Heck, download some new icons and use them if it bothers you so much!

Great little app. The fact it can't handle multiple pkg files doesn't hurt, because there's usually only one in a distribution anyway. Neat.
burypromote
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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Nov 2004
The Developer might want to change the icon, or he might end up in a law suit. (The animal, being a platypus, was a mascot of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.)
[Version 1.3]

6 Replies

burypromote
Anonymous commented on 27 Nov 2004
Thank you. I've changed the icon to something new and original in this version (even if MacUpdate doesn't update it).
burypromote
Anonymous commented on 27 Nov 2004
Wow, that was updated in a matter of hours.

Good Work.
burypromote
+2
Anonymous commented on 28 Nov 2004
Sydney 2000 Olympic Mascot! Don't be ridiculous! The platypus (or it's symbol) does not belong to the Olympic organisation or anyone else.
The icon is from the application "Platypus" for creating programs from scripts with a simple interface.
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/12046
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Anonymous commented on 28 Nov 2004
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39279000/jpg/_39279037_sydney_mascot.jpg
That's the mascot
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Anonymous commented on 28 Nov 2004
http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/past/collector_uk.asp?type=1&id=5&OLGT=1&OLGY=2000
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Anonymous commented on 06 Mar 2005
I am the author of the "Don't be ridiculous!" comment above. Shoot, I see what you mean. The "Platypus" app icon is an exact replica of the mascot. Shame on you "Platypus" developer!
burypromote
Tenjinando1 commented on 07 Nov 2004
I have downloaded both the previous version and this. In both cases all I get is "drag package to unpkg" but no unpacking whatsoever.
[Version 1.2]

3 Replies

burypromote
Anonymous commented on 08 Nov 2004
I'm sorry to ask the obvious, but have you dragged a package file onto the unpkg icon? That's what it means by that wording.
burypromote
Anonymous commented on 28 Nov 2004
Plus I found that I had to quit unpkg then drag my pkg file to unpkg icon for it to work... Didnt work while it was running...
burypromote
Anonymous commented on 05 Mar 2005
These problems have been dealt with in version 1.5.
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


+8

Chawya22 rated on 31 Jan 2014

[Version 4.5]



+15

Davyboy rated on 07 Oct 2013

[Version 4.5]



Roro01 rated on 14 Jan 2011

[Version 4.5]


Downloads:86,479
Version Downloads:67,703
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:27 Aug 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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