netpd-package for osx was Re: [PD] .pdrc in osx

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at
Thu Nov 10 07:52:21 CET 2005

On Nov 9, 2005, at 6:30 PM, day 5 wrote:

> On Nov 9, 2005, at 6:05 PM, Enrique Erne wrote:
>> .dmg sound proper but I've no idea where to start looking howto do  
>> that.
> Make a disk image by opening "Disk Utility".app which is in  
> /Applications/Utilities.
> Then select from the "Images..." menu "Create New Image from  
> Folder..." it will present a panel similar to [openpanel] which you  
> will select a folder to convert into a disk image.
> One thing that works also after this is to use bzip2 to compress the  
> disk image. I have gotten a 9.8 MB disk image down to 264 Kb using  
> this technique. An example command line (after you have the disk  
> image) could be
> $ bzip2 yourDiskImage.dmg

An easier way is to use the mkdmg script which is in CVS:  

To use it, put everything in a folder, name the folder whatever you  
want the .dmg to be called, then:

./mkdmg folder_name

That's it, it does the rest for you, including make a compressed image,  
so no bzip2 necessary.



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