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AutoPKG storage on external drive

Ran into a quick problem that I thought I’d quickly blog about. AutoPKG’s data folders are all sitting on an external drive. First off, “Ignore ownership on this volume” was checked off, and AutoPKG doesn’t like that. That was a first for me, I’ve always had AutoPKG running on the internal drive. I turned that on, gave myself ownership and read & write and then propagated permissions down. On the next run I got: Got some quick help from MacAdmins #AutoPKG channel. Suggested I give python full disk access. That solved the problem. Python was already in the PPPC panel for Full Disk Access, so I checked it off, but… Read More »AutoPKG storage on external drive


New Job, New Server

If you weren’t aware, when the month changed from June to July, I also changed jobs. I graduated from elementary school to high school. Today was the first day at my new job where I really had time to myself to do what I please. It was time to play with servers. The school already had a Hyper-V setup, so I installed a copy of Ubuntu and hit the ground running. Once I had the IP setup and SSH enabled, I was ready to go. First thing to install was Docker. $ wget -qO- | sh With that simple command I had Docker running on the server. For those… Read More »New Job, New Server


I’ve been using Munki at work for some time. Munki is a system for central management of package installation for OS X computers. It allows end-users to be forced installs from IT, and allows a catalogue of IT-approved installs that end-users can install themselves. It’s really handy. However, to manually add packages all the time, with constant updates from Google, Mozilla, Adobe, Apple, Evernote, and more and more, all my time would be spent searching for updates. Instead I use a command-line tool called AutoPKG which looks for updates from any program you specify (assuming a recipe has been created), and AutoPKG will download it and install it into your… Read More »AutoPKGr