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A bare-bones tool to install a set of packages and scripts on a target volume.
Typically these would be packages or scripts that "enroll" the machine into your management system; upon reboot these tools would take over and continue the setup and configuration of the machine.
Bootstrappr is designed to be able to run in Recovery mode, allowing you to "bootstrap" a machine fresh out of the box without having to run the Setup Assistant, manually creating a local account, and other unreliable manual tasks.
Add desired packages to the
bootstrap/packages directory. Ensure all packages you add can be properly installed to volumes other than the current boot volume.
If your packages just have payloads, they should work fine. Pre- and postinstall scripts need to be checked to not use absolute paths to the current startup volume. The installer system passes the target volume in the third argument
$3 to installation scripts.
Bootstrappr will check that script filenames end with the
.sh extension and have the executable bit set. Other files will be ignored.
Bootstrappr passes the selected volume in the first argument
$1 to scripts. (This is different from installation scripts in packages.)
Keep in mind that the Recovery system does not have the same set of tools available the full macOS has.
networksetup and many others are not available in the Recovery system, write your scripts accordingly. Using
bash for your scripts is the safest choice.
If in doubt boot to Recovery and test.
Bootstrappr will work through scripts and packages in alphanumerical order. To control the order, you can prefix filenames with numbers.
Bootstrappr is particularly useful with the new iMac Pro, which does not support NetBoot, and is tricky to get to boot from external media. To set up a new machine, you'd pull the machine out of the box, boot into Recovery (Command-R at start up), and mount the Bootstrappr disk and run Bootstappr.
sudoif not in Recovery)
hdiutil attach <your_bootstrap_dmg_url>
sudoif not in Recovery)
# hdiutil attach http://macbootstrap /dev/disk3 GUID_partition_scheme /dev/disk3s1 Apple_HFS /Volumes/bootstrap # /Volumes/bootstrap/run *** Welcome to bootstrappr! *** Available volumes: 1 Macintosh HD 2 Target Volume 3 bootstrap Install to volume # (1-3): 2 Installing packages to /Volumes/Target Volume... installer: Package name is foo installer: Installing at base path /Volumes/Target Volume installer: The install was successful. installer: Package name is bar installer: Installing at base path /Volumes/Target Volume installer: The install was successful. installer: Package name is baz installer: Installing at base path /Volumes/Target Volume installer: The install was successful. installer: Package name is Munki - Managed software installation for OS X installer: Installing at base path /Volumes/Target Volume installer: The install was successful. Packages installed. What now? 1 Restart 2 Shut down 3 Quit Pick an action # (1-3): 3