Create a vanilla OS X Image with FileWave Lightning without the command line
Although I feel comfortable creating OS X base images with InstaDMG, I was looking for an easier and faster method for people that are not used to the command line. Here are the steps needed to create a pristine OS X image ready for deployment via Lightning or DeployStudio.
1. Download Lightning from Filewave’s website
2. Drop it into your application folder
3. Start it up
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If you ever got an error like „Error: -3924 Invalid PMK Failed to join network“ on OS X try to enclose the Wi-Fi Password in single quotes.
I use this script in a DeployStudio workflow for connecting to a default Wi-Fi Network without revealing the password to the user.
# Activate Wi-Fi on en1 and join SSID with password
networksetup -setairportpower en1 on
networksetup -setairportnetwork en1 SSID 'Password'
If you work behind a proxy and want to download software from the command line on OS X you will run into troubles. Fortunately there are options for proxy configuration
(Follow up to my article Installing PEAR on OS X Lion)
Curl has its own option to set a proxy even with authentication
Excerpt from man page:
curl -x, --proxy <[protocol://][user@password]proxyhost[:port]>
Example for non-authenticated proxy:
curl --proxy 192.168.1.2:8080 http://pear.php.net/go-pear.phar > go-pear.php
If you work with the fabulous InstaDMG for creating OS X images for deployment you can set an environment variable in your shell like this:
for bash, sh and related shells
for csh and related shells
setenv HTTP_PROXY 192.168.1.2:8080
or just add it to your .profile
Following Tyler Hall’s article ‚How To Install PEAR in Mac OS X Leopard‚, I managed to install PEAR on OS X Lion with a small modification. For PHP 5.3.6 you need a .phar PHP archive installer file.
1. Download the installer
curl http://pear.php.net/go-pear.phar > go-pear.php
2. Start the installation procedure with sudo
sudo php -q go-pear.php
3. Select a new installation base ($prefix) e.g. /usr/local/pear
4. If there is no /etc/php.ini file yet, copy the default
sudo cp /etc/php.ini.default /etc/php.ini
5. Edit /etc/php.ini and change the line
;include_path = ".:/php/includes"
include_path = ".:/usr/local/pear/share/pear"
6. Add /usr/local/pear/bin/ to your path, e.g. in .profile
7. Restart Apache