1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 14, 2010 9:51 AM by philmodjunk

    installers for Filemaker 11

    KCarter

      Summary

      installers for Filemaker 11 & updaters fail silently when Spotlight is curbed from /Applications

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      11

      Operating system version

      Mac OS X 10.6.4 (10F569)

      Description of the issue

      The script 'postflight' used by Filemaker installers and updaters fails silently on systems that don't utilize Spotlight or curb it from indexing the target /Applications directory.  The script depends on commands to 'mdfind' instead of something generally slower but more reliable like:
      find /Applications -type d -name 'MacOS' -exec find {} -type f -maxdepth 1 -name 'File[Mm]aker*' \;
      and then using that result to help check the version:
      cat '/Applications/FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced/FileMaker Pro Advanced.app/Contents/Info.plist' | grep 'File[Mm]aker .*version'

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Disable Spotlight on your startup disk or for your /Applications directory;
      Run the FileMaker installer

      Expected result

      New or updated application files

      Actual result

      No new nor updated application files

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      None

      Configuration information

      mdutil -s /
      /:
           Indexing and searching disabled.

      Workaround

      copy installer from read-only disk image to read-write disk;
      edit postflight script to prevent destruction of temporary directory & its files