Pacifist
Pacifist
3.6.2

4.8

Pacifist free download for Mac
03 November 2019

Install individual files from .pkg installers and more.

Overview

Pacifist opens up .pkg installer packages, .dmg disk images, .zip, .tar. tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .pax, and .xar archives and more, and lets you extract or install individual files out of them. This is useful if you need to install just one file out of a package instead of the entire package (for example, if you deleted your Preview application and need to reinstall it, but not the whole operating system), or if you want to inspect a downloaded package to see what it will do before installing it. Pacifist can also load some archive types over HTTP, in case you want to extract just a single file from a large .zip archive without waiting for the entire archive to download. Finally, Pacifist can examine the kernel extensions installed in your system to let you see what installer installed them, and whether the installer was made by Apple or a third-party.

What's new in Pacifist

Version 3.6.2:
  • Added Catalina installer to Apple Installer Packages button
  • Notarized
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113 Reviews of Pacifist

rardin
15 October 2018
Version: 3.6

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I'm sure the folks at MacUpdate will fix this soon, but to avoid any confusion, the new version with support for Mojave is actually 3.6.1 rather than 3.6.
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rardin
15 October 2018
Version: 3.6
I'm sure the folks at MacUpdate will fix this soon, but to avoid any confusion, the new version with support for Mojave is actually 3.6.1 rather than 3.6.
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5
iMacWare
25 August 2018
Version: 3.6
I love Pacifist... It can help you find virus' in potential installs too.
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Jlock
22 February 2018
Version: 3.6
I love this app and I use it everyday! A must have for anyone that is working with files and wants to extract them without installing them :)
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artie505
23 October 2016
Version: 3.5.11
SIMPLY INDISPENSABLE!!! Nuff Said.
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artie505
21 August 2016
Version: 3.5.9
Pacifist is the only app I've ever run across that breaks when I de-localize, and since there's no way to whitelist it I'm stuck having to trash and reinstall it every time I run Monolingual .

I contacted Charles Srstka, the developer, at least a year ago, but no fix has been forthcoming. (He doesn't de-localize and is, apparently, insensitive to those of us who do.)

One BIG star off an otherwise WONDERFUL app!
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fiery12
13 June 2016
Version: 3.5.9
Pacifist is an indispensable utility for those who want to look in the contents of PKG files. This app is a long runner and is still among the first. You can try it as long as you wish and pay with confidence that you get a really useful app. However, my only complain is that there is no column for the "Default Install Location" and I have to open the Info dialog to see the installation path. Also, app sometimes crashes on opening some pkg files, then open them just fine (that's really weird, but not a big issue). And finally, PKG opening apps seems to multiply, but I also need to create PKG files (which Pacifist is not able to do). It looks that PKG creation tools are sparse. All that I tried failed (i.e. Iceberg, Packages).
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
02 February 2016
Version: 3.5.9
I agree this is a must have for anyone who does much work with compressed files. Among other things, when an archived app is reported as broken when you decompress it or won't run due to the lack of a security certificate from Apple, Pacifist will unpack the archive with proper permissions so the enclosed app will run as you expect. Of course you should only use it on uncertified apps if you trust the developer. I've had files I couldn't extract with Apple's built-in Unarchiver, or even with Stuffit Expander. Pacifist has always done the trick for me. It has been around on the Mac for a long time and is well maintained by the developer. It's worth every penny I paid for it.
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chanchunghoong
20 June 2015
Version: 3.5.3
Sorry to ask that this pacifist got provide online serial key validation??
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Lucid
12 February 2015
Version: 3.5
Fantastic!
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5
Wts
12 February 2015
Version: 3.5.1
An absolute MUST HAVE software in my tool box. Some third party pkg are just nearly impossible to add mainly due to a permissions thing and so Pacifist comes to the rescue. Sometimes i use Pacifist to initially install a pkg because it runs/provides confirmation data of where the pieces of the package were placed on my hard drive. Top marks for rating and +++++ to bring it up to ten stars.
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5
iMiNiMaL
10 February 2015
Version: 3.5
One of the best applications ever developed!
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5
letoparask
15 September 2014
Version: 3.2.17
THANK YOU! Starting my programming course tomorrow, couldn't have installed Python (or anything else) without this. You're my hero. 10/10
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4.5
Gpatpandp
19 June 2014
Version: 3.2.12
Absolutely indispensable indeed ! Though as OS X 10.10 DP2 was just released, this is now the second Yosemite version that renders Pacifist entirely useless…and I mean literally. While there is plenty of time to get this incredible app up to snuff in time for the public final release of OS X 10.10 in the Fall I must confess that for me personally, it is rather shocking to witness Pacifist completely fail thus far with any Yosemite implementation.
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Donmontalvo
01 May 2014
Version: 3.2.9
Indespisible for anyone who deals with third party packages.
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freevito
24 March 2014
Version: 3.2.8
When Apple released Logic Pro 9.1.8 (which broke some major plugins), the only way to fix it was to revert to Logic 9.1.7. The only way to do that was to unpack Logic 9.1.6 from its updater package (using Pacifist), replace 9.1.8 with it, and then run the 9.1.7 updater. That task would have been impossible (for me) without Pacifist. Instead of losing the use of my plugins for many months before the developers released fixes, I was able to revert to Logic 9.1.7 thanks to Pacifist. I love it when I find apps for which I'm delighted to pay the price of admission, and Pacifist is one of them. If you need the functionality that Pacifist provides, there's no better tool.
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Jazzyguy
22 March 2014
Version: 3.2.8
GREAT SOFTWARE!
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Jazzyguy
22 March 2014
Version: 3.2.8
EXCELLENT VERSION!
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Hal-Itosis
20 March 2014
Version: 3.2.8
Charles... are you alright?
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droscar
19 March 2014
Version: 3.2.7
Link is now downloading version 3.2.8.
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kingofgab
19 March 2014
Version: 3.2.6
It seems like forever since I found Pacifist and have relied on it to bail me out of countless situations that nothing else would remedy. Turns out it's only been 4 short years - version 2.6.4 which I downloaded in January 2010. I also want to let Charlesoft know that I appreciate Charlesoft's continuing to make the 10.6.8 the minimum system required for Pacifist. And for this user, more important than praise or a shout out? I'm going to re-register just to support Charlesoft.
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Jazzyguy
18 March 2014
Version: 3.2.6
EXCELLENT NEW VERSION!
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Bento de Espinosa
20 February 2014
Version: 3.2.5
Very important application!
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4.5
Bob-T
06 January 2014
Version: 3.2.4
Today's download unzipped as "Pacifist 2"instead of Pacifist 3? Getinfo shows it as 3.4. Is it really necessary to add 2 or 3 to label? Why not just Pacifist to simplify updating, and possibility of confusion? This is a useful and excellent program. IMO.
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Jazzyguy
10 December 2013
Version: 3.2.3
This is EXCELLENT! Charlessoft has made an excellent version of this VERY EXCELLENT application.
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xgman
10 December 2013
Version: 3.2.3
Something has modified Pacifist’s application bundle. The application could be damaged, or could be infected by a virus. Please download an unaltered copy of Pacifist. ?? got straight from dev.
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umaromc
10 December 2013
Version: 3.2.3
I haven't had to use this extensively but over the years older versions have really, really saved my ass–excuse the language. I'd done things to my earlier installs of OS X where Pacifist allowed me to reinstall components of OS X off of the install disks that otherwise would have called for a complete reinstall! Only recently (a year or so?) have I purchased a license, I really wish I had awhile ago but I sincerely feel better purchasing a copy... God only knows when it might save my ass again!
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Bigboysdad
30 November 2013
Version: 3.2.2
Just a general comment - this developer is very up to date and instills confidence in this product.
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Septimus
08 November 2013
Version: 3.2.2
Crashes immeditaley from whereve I try to launch Pacifist, from the Apps or Utilities folder, from the disk image.. No go. Any ideas?
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Donmontalvo
08 November 2013
Version: 3.2.2
Another flawless update to an incredibly useful tool, a must-have. Thank you!
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Jazzyguy
30 October 2013
Version: 3.2.2
This app has never raised prices through many versions. The developer is a great guy and is one in which others may copy his behavior.
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5
Turquoise
30 October 2013
Version: 3.2.2
Bloody useful every other month.
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5
GeogProf
29 October 2013
Version: 3.2.2
Love everything about it.
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5
Nontroppo
27 October 2013
Version: 3.2
Wow, an excellent update, really nice speed boost!!! For some reason my autoupdate was greyed out and I had to manually upgrade from 3.0.10. Pacifist offers a set of tools found in no other app and does so with a simple and efficient UI. Well worth the price and Charles is an amazingly responsive and helpful developer.
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janetd7449
25 September 2013
Version: 3.0.10
hi can some one please help me. lol my face time app got deleted by accident and i cant find it on my IMac. and if any one know what can i do to make my mac desktop work faster has been running super slow =( and cant play games and cant go to the web ether... please help =)
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janetd7449
25 September 2013
Version: 3.0.10
hi can some one please help me. lol my face time app got deleted by accident and i cant find it on my IMac. and if any one know what can i do to make my mac desktop work faster has been running super slow =( and cant play games and cant go to the web ether... please help =)
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janetd7449
25 September 2013
Version: 3.0.10
hi can some one please help me. lol my face time app got deleted by accident and i cant find it on my IMac. and if any one know what can i do to make my mac desktop work faster has been running super slow =( and cant play games and cant go to the web ether... please help =)
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Turquoise
11 September 2013
Version: 3.0.10
Strange name for a great app.
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Mikael-B
01 September 2013
Version: 3.0.10
Does "extract" a package mean the same as "install" not just to the standard place?
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SickTeddyBear
29 March 2013
Version: 3.0.10
Had previously only used it on rare occasions, preferring to be cheap and use free apps like UnPkg and Payload Extractor. Then I encountered iTunes 11, and almost had a nervous breakdown. Pacifist came to the rescue, allowing me to re-install iTunes 10.7, and restore my enjoyment of my music. A lot of you out there are probably like I was, taking advantage of the fact that the app is only limited by a startup nag screen, and convincing yourself that you don't use it enough to justify the registration fee. Well, you're wrong. If you only use Pacifist once, register it, and support this developer. Charles Srstka has been providing useful utilities to the Mac community for a number of years, and we need to make sure that he is able to keep doing that, by compensating him for his work. This is a real software program, not an app, and we should respect the effort that went in to producing it. Finally, I'll end on a silly, but very appropriate note: Amazing Pacifist, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. ;-D
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matrixbud
23 January 2013
Version: 3.0.10
I have used Pacifist for many years. I use it only rarely, but when I do it is invaluable and unreplaceable. For example, TextEdit "suddenly quits" has been happening for a few weeks and I have searched the web for suggestions, finding several good ones that worked for bunches of people, none of them easy. But none worked for me. Today I got the ephiphany to use Pacifst to restore TextEdit. After launching Pacifist and telling it to load the latest Mountain Lion update it could find, I put TextEdit in the search box, then highlighted all the many instances found in the search box (which, in turn, highlighted the corresponding files). I then hit the Extract button. When it finished, I launched TextEdit with no problem! Wonderful application.
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-M-S-
10 November 2012
Version: 3.0.10
Pacifist is invaluable. We rely on it daily at MacUpdate (we check every listing we update manually, and Pacifist lets us verify app info without going through a full install) and it's a power user's dream tool. I recently migrated from a 2009 mini to a new 2012 mini. Since the 2009 mini had 10.8.2 I just cloned the drive to the 2012 mini... bad move, the mid-2012 Macs use a new kernel and can't boot from a standard 10.8.2 install. Normally I'd have to do an Internet recovery/download 10.8/re-install 10.8... instead I just connected the 2012 mini to another Mac via FireWire/Target Disk Mode and used Pacifist on the other Mac to extract the new Mach Kernel file from the 10.8.2 2012 Mac mini Updater. Afterwards the new mini booted fine... problem solved in 5 minutes instead of hours.
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MikeDacre
19 September 2012
Version: 3.0.9
This application is amazing. I loved version 2.x and version 3.x is even better. It is amazingly stable and simple and an absolute must have for anyone who doesn't want a bunch of crud on their system. I use it a lot to force uninstall software as it tells me every file that a Package installs. Really excellently made, and easily worth the money (although you can use it for free, which is also fantastic).
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MisterE
27 August 2012
Version: 3.0.9
Nothing compares to Pacifist and it's worth buying if only to support the guy(s) who wrote Graphing Calculator but were never compensated for it. Probably the last great Skunkworks project to come out of apple. Read the story on the pacifist web site, it's one every mac fan should know. I have used Pacifist many times to extract a piece of a package and it works flawlessly. A must have for reducing bloat by installing only what is necessary or for fixing broken installs.
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umaromc
05 August 2012
Version: 3.0.8
I really feel like I should have paid for Pacifist YEARRRRS ago! I may have needed it only a handful of times but its allowed me to recover from real FUBAR OS situations and, just tonight, I was able to force install Samsung Kies onto my OS X 10.8 MacPro. It originally didn't install, stating only 10.5 through 10.7 were supported. I launch Pacifist and it practically does the rest. I plugged in my mom's Galaxy SII which I wanted to upgrade to ICS (came with Gingerbread) and after letting it run its course I was given a cryptic error and forced into a Firmware Emergency Recovery mode which I ran and, with patience, experience and no stupid moves, the darned thing actually installed the ICS update just fine! I was afraid of bricking my mom's phone but it went over quite smoothly. Well I couldn't think of another tool that helped me more with this than Pacifist. A 5-Star product, period.
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Simbasounds
28 July 2012
Version: 3.0.8
I think I already reviewed it, but the usefulness of this utility can't be stressed enough. I've force-installed an entire Mac operating system with it where the default installer failed.
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Jazzyguy
26 July 2012
Version: 3.0.8
Excellent Application.A real handy thing to have on hand when you are missing a package that you failed to install.
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3.5
I-love-Apple
12 July 2012
Version: 3.0.6
Every time, when i am try to open it,it was broken by another application MK. I used to thought that it was the error of Pacifist, but now i realize that it is MK which is trying to damage several application on my Mac.
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iPoopStore
10 July 2012
Version: 3.0.6
Does anyone how we are supposed to download the 3.0.6 update? The download link above gives a error. The auto-update gives a error. And the author's site is unresponsive. Thanks if anyone can help.
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Septimus
02 July 2012
Version: 3.0.5
Although I have the latest version of Pacifist installed (3.0.5) I keep getting this error at launch: "Something has modified Pacifist’s application bundle. The application could be damaged, or could be infected by a virus. Please download an unaltered copy of Pacifist."
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anonymous-tapir-4703
27 June 2012
Version: 3.0.5
Must have app for serious development. Unbelievable support - I reported a permission issue with 3.0.4 and it was fixed within minutes.
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Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
06 May 2012
Version: 3.0.2
For the PowerUser and the Developer, a must have app. Ever wonder what that installer from Microsoft did to your system? What exactly did Flip4Mac instal and where? Not quite sure that you removed all the executables when you deleted the elements you could find? This app shows the location and elements of a given installer package; what gets installed and where (the bill of materials) in a nice graphical format. You can even extract components of the install individually (maybe you only wanted the Citrix app and not the other stuff that comes with it?) Has been a mainstay of my bag of tools for many years.
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Designer
21 April 2012
Version: 3.0.2
One of those true must have apps for any Mac enthusiast. The developer is wonderfully responsive and the free upgrade to v3 is incredibly generous. Essential.
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Simbasounds
04 March 2012
Version: 3.0.2
Using Pacifist I have force-installed an entire 2Gb MacOS X Snow Leopard update over a fatal default Installer first attempt *. I couldn't believe it actually worked :) Brilliance √ * MacMini 2007 model: startup was damaged by first attempt, so I booted using external Snow Leopard USB drive and since Installer.app wouldn't allow and external install, Pacifist came to the rescue.
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Bigboysdad
26 February 2012
Version: 3.0.1
A cliche I know, but this really should be part of the OS X operating system. I didn't realise how essential this was until I actually needed it and I think its essential for anyone who uses a computer for anything beyond surfing the internet and typing letters.
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Tom-bovo
08 February 2012
Version: 3.0.1
Awesome feature set and well worth the money. Version 2 worked flawlessly for years!
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appleHQ
23 January 2012
Version: 3.0
Seems that Pacifist 3 is for free for Pacifist 2 owners! ** GREAT **
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dwp-1
21 January 2012
Version: 3.0
Impressive job on version 3.0, a must have utility. Keep up the great work!
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pettifogger0712
21 January 2012
Version: 3.0
Awesome app *and* it still works on PPC Macs! I've used v2 for quite a while and stumped up $20 to buy a licence for v3 this morning as a "thank you" to the developer - definitely one of the must-have apps for new and veteran Mac users alike
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Donmontalvo
21 January 2012
Version: 3.0
Absolutely, positively, one of the most essential utilities available for OS X. Free update? FREE???? KUDOS!!!
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4.5
Bazineta
20 January 2012
Version: 3.0
Polished update to a great application, and a free upgrade from 2.X. Nothing more to ask for really, this is a must-have.
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Cortig
20 January 2012
Version: 3.0
Great new update for an application that already was a must have! I would have happily paid and upgrade fee! The new version have a huge number of enhancements over the previous version.
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Gregm
20 January 2012
Version: 3.0
Neat new additions to features --(quickly visited by me). I was pleasantly surprised to find that there is *NO* upgrade fee --- my old 2x registration was recognized at first launch.
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4.5
anonymous-wombat-32
19 March 2011
Version: 2.6.4
One of the most useful utilities out there, saves hours of reinstalling OS X when you can replace individually corrupt files with correct permissions
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Pneshati
31 December 2010
Version: 2.6.4
Pacifist is one of the most useful applications I have ever had. I love having the ability to manually install things to my user directory, especially when i work on computers where I am not the administrator. This program is a really good deal.
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nazeema-aslam
09 December 2010
Version: 2.6.4
really really its a amazing app
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nazeema-aslam
06 December 2010
Version: 2.6.4
how to uninstall pacifist
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nazeema-aslam
06 December 2010
Version: 2.6.4
how to uninstall pacifist
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Mac5
19 June 2010
Version: 2.6.4
This version fails to open Logitech Control Center 3.3 pkg on my MacPro using Mac OS 10.6.4 I have not previously seen this problem using any version of Pacifist. Unable to select the LCC package which is sitting on my desktop.
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Herojig
16 April 2010
Version: 2.6.4
Won't install for me. I get "Error Something has modified Pacifist's application bundle. The application could be damaged or infected by a virus... The download came direct from Charlesoft site, and I am trying to install on a clean 10.6.3 machine. Any ideas? thx!
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Dualie
19 November 2009
Version: 2.6.3
Highly useful, polished, excellent app. This made it possible to install an older version of Java into Snow Leopard and save a mission-critical application from breaking. It also allowed me to install QuickTime 7 into 10.6.2 and regain the QT pro functionality. Well done! Worth the price in saved time alone.
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Iconz113
29 August 2009
Version: 2.6.2
how does this differ from file juicer, just curious, this looks pretty good.
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Helmo-Hass
14 August 2009
Version: 2.6
of course its laways better, the only thing i still dont understand is why having an application which let you inspect packages, hexdump their contents etc etc, still DONT give us the possibility to modify contents when needed, instead of repackaging everything... that could be a very relevant dev tool and gain that little more it's still missing... Dommage!
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Tenacity
07 August 2008
Version: 2.5.2
I can't figure out how to find "Mail" on the installation disk and reinstall just this program. Should I be using some other program?
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CharlesS
04 March 2008
Version: 2.5.1
The new version I just uploaded today, version 2.5.2, should fix the crashing problem. If you experience any more problems in the future, please send me an e-mail as it makes things like this much easier to diagnose. Thanks!
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CharlesS
18 February 2008
Version: 2.5.1
Could you people who are getting crashes *please* e-mail me with a crash log? I am not getting these crashes when doing any of the things you describe on my machine, and I will not be able to fix anything without more information. Thanks!
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John-Sawyer-CJS
17 February 2008
Version: 2.5.1
Hmm. Tried Pacifist 2.5.1 again, under OS 10.5.2, and it didn't crash the second time. Difference was, the first time, I dragged a package installer to the Pacifist icon, in the Finder, to launch Pacifist, and while Pacifist was scanning the package, it displayed the Pacifist registration dialog. My copy isn't registered (shame on me), so I clicked the "Try it" button, and Pacifist crashed. The second time I tried it, I didn't drag the package to Pacifist to launch it--instead, I opened Pacifist, clicked the "Try It" button, and it didn't crash; then I opened the same installer package I had before, via Pacifist's "Open Package" button, and it opened properly. So, I tried a third variation: launch Pacifist, click its "Try it" button, then drag the package to the Pacifist app icon. It opened the package without crashing. I tried a fourth variation: with Pacifist not launched, I dragged the installer package to the Pacifist application icon, in the Finder. Pacifist launched, displaying its registration dialog; I didn't click the "Try it" button, but instead waited for the scanning process to complete. When it did, Pacifist crashed. So it seems Pacifist 2.5.1, at least under OS 10.5.2, crashes at the end of the package scan, if you launched Pacifist by dragging the package to the Pacifist app icon in the Finder. I tried the crashy opening variation with Pacifist 2.0.1, and it didn't crash, but 2.0.1 doesn't start scanning the package until you dismiss the registration dialog, so maybe that difference will point to a fix.
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John-Sawyer-CJS
17 February 2008
Version: 2.5.1
Pacifist 2.5.1 crashes for me too, on authorization, when run under OS 10.5.2. Pacifist 2.0.1 didn't crash when I tried it.
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Xypher
11 January 2008
Version: 2.5.1
This version tends to crash when you Authorize.
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anonymous-chicken-4879
25 October 2007
Version: 2.5
Just have to say, Open URL is the coolest thing ever. No more downloading large zip archives when you only want one file from inside it!
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Miker
26 November 2006
Version: 2.0.1
Hi, I was wondering if you guys could help me? What is the toolbar at the bottom of the screen in the screenshot? The one that shows the Applications folder etc. Oh, also, I was able to get front row working with pacifist on my mini. Thanks!
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Miker
26 November 2006
Version: 2.0.1
Hi, I was wondering if you guys could help me? What is the toolbar at the bottom of the screen in the screenshot? The one that shows the Applications folder etc. Oh, also, I was able to get front row working with pacifist on my mini. Thanks!
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anonymous-aardvark-2081
31 October 2006
Version: 2.0.1
I downloaded this so I could get rid of the Divx bundle which scatters itself throughout OS X. It's very easy to use and from the Divx receipt, it did the job of tracking down all the Divx files without problem. Very good.
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4.75
Syzzygy
29 August 2006
Version: 2.0
Pacifist is outstanding.....it's saved my sanity at least half a dozen times since I purchased it about a year and a half ago. Just recently, I found that one crucial font was missing from my OS causing an important utility(Terminal) to malfunction. I used Pacifist to extract that one font from my installation disk and then install it.....a piece of cake, really, bringing back full function to Terminal app. Without Pacifist, I would have had to reinstall my OS, which would have taken me some time and cause a lot of aggravation. Pacifist is truly worth its weight in gold....it's definitely a must have! Needless to say, I very highly recommend it.
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4.5
Noivad
18 April 2006
Version: 2.0
Pacifist is a great little utility. It's fast, clean and does the job it says it will. If you ever need to get want to just pull out an Apple App without going through the whole lengthy install procedure this is the App for you. Well worth every penny. There's nothing close to it on the market.
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4.5
Leoofborg
06 April 2006
Version: 2.0
Two things make this a _MUST UPGRADE_. 1/ if you paid the shareware fee, this is a free upgrade from version 1.. just put in your number. I -will say- that the next time this saves my butt I'm donating. 2/ Kernel Audit and Reporting by Package Receipt. This is VERY COOL. So while the Solaris Adm below is unzipping his Archive.pax files, FINE. The rest of us can benefit from this great too. I'll take buying 3-4 of these REALLY USEFUL tools over buying ONE really cruddy tool from a clueless vendor like Norton. Anyone remember when the company named after Peter Norton had clue?
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truthhurts
06 April 2006
Version: 2.0
One great use for this: Quickly seeing what an OS update is going to touch. Oh, sure, Apple's Installer will list every file it's installing - which can be thousands per application package. So, tell me which applications their latest updater touches? With the Apple installer I'll be scrolling through thousands of lines of package file crap, whereas Pacifist will show me it's iChat, Mail, Safari, Calculator (what the hell did they need to change there?), Internet Connect, iSync, Disk Utility, and Print Center. Why do I need this? I move applications from their default spots for my everyday use, and move them back before applying updates. I'll keep my custom application layout, and no system update will tell me otherwise. :) Not to mention, the developer is just a great guy who responds to e-mail promptly, and will work back and forth with you to narrow down and squash bugs. Compare this to Apple, who finally asked for information on an SSH bug - six months and four OS updates later.
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Anonymous
24 November 2005
Version: 1.6.3
20 bucks?Are you kidding?You can just right click(control click) on a .pkg and go to show package contents and extract the files your self(usually is a Archive.pax.gz inside the pkg).Totally useless if you ask me,defenently not worth 20 dollars.This should be free since it really doesn't even do any thing that you cant easily do your self.Rip off
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Anonymous
22 November 2005
Version: 1.6.3
Popular again because people need it for a front row hack.. Just like xkeys did....
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Anonymous
13 June 2005
Version: 1.6.3
In my previous post, I meant to say that since Pacifist does not use any kernel extensions or other hooks in the kernel, it seems unlikely that it would be able to cause a kernel panic due to the memory protection features of OS X. I would either check for software which has installed kernel extensions in your /System/Library/Extensions directory or consider doing an archive and install of the OS.
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Anonymous
13 June 2005
Version: 1.6.3
Jim, I cannot reproduce your crashing problem, and I certainly have never heard of any kernel panics being caused by Pacifist. Since Pacifist does not use any kernel extensions or other hooks in the kernel. Do you have any software which installs kernel extensions such as Symantec software installed? If not, do you have any haxies on your system?
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Anonymous
31 May 2005
Version: 1.6.3
Causes kernel panics in Mac OS X Tiger during file installations, also crashes when selecting Replace button on the prompt for replacing application bundles if this is done around 8 to 10 times in a row. Other than that, this is a pretty good application. I would like to see a installation comparison capability between installable items in the OS and the packages' installable items.
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5
Anonymous
07 May 2005
Version: 1.6.3
A great app to re-install corrupt or missing apps and files. I just wish it would behave more like Apple's Installer.app and run packages' internal files. Like when you want to install an OS(10.2 or 10.3) and actually create the receipts. It does put an OS on an empty HD partition without booting up from the disc but it doesnt make the appropriate receipts so Disk Utility can fix permissions. Other than that, superb tool.
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4.5
Anonymous
20 April 2005
Version: 1.6.3
Pacifist is fast and easy to use. With it I was able to restore my mail application from the original install CDs to working in just a few minutes. Had I used conventional methods, it would have meant a complete reinstall of OS X.3 which would have taken hours. With Pacifist I was done and reading my mail again in no time.
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5
Anonymous
05 March 2005
Version: 1.6.3
Great program......couldn't be easier.
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5
Jim F.
25 January 2005
Version: 1.6.3
***** (5 Stars) Rating! Excellent utility! I helped a client re-install Chess.app. I was impressed how quick and easy it was to install and use! I will recommend it to others! Regards, Jim F. - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5
Benji
13 January 2005
Version: 1.6.3
This program is amazing, I wouldn't change a thing. Ever since 10.3.7 the PCI Extreme hack hasn't worked, I used Pacifist to replace the core graphics folder from a 10.3.6 combo update and now it works great. In addition, repairing permissions has never been simpler! I couldn't be more satisfied.
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Anonymous
28 December 2004
Version: 1.6.3
Pacifist allowed me to re-install just the email application which had somehow disappeared from my daughter's iMac. Great tool, simple and easy to use!
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Anonymous
22 October 2004
Version: 1.6.3
does anyone know of any thin like this for regular mac installers??
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4.25
Anonymous
22 April 2004
Version: 1.6.3
Excellent tool. I use for Prebinding support. Beats Xupport 2.0 in this area.
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5
Anonymous
11 April 2004
Version: 1.6.3
My head at your feet, Mr Srtska - my powerbook just had a psychotic episode that necessitated an Archive and Install of Panther, followed by a combo update. After all that, for some reason, it had failed to install X11. Pacifist sorted this out for me - it is so intuitive that I could just download it and use it without needing to read any instructions. When I get my next paycheque, I'll be registering this app. Great work.
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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later

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