Pacifist for Mac

Pacifist for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 54 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    93,397
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 05, 2006
  • Price:
    Purchase; $20.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    19.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    77
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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4 stars

"Another "Finally!""

January 09, 2013  |  By pisaorange

 |  Version: Pacifist 3.0.9

Pros

Finally, an application that easily does what I've been trying to do for years!

Cons

Do I purchase Pacifist, or eat?

Summary

Every once in a while, an application/utility comes along that easily accomplishes something I've been hoping/trying/wanting to do for a long time, and Pacifist is surely one of these.

I have not explored the results yet, but the facility of extracting material from various installs is fantastic, and the interface is simple enough that even I can use it!

$20 for something I don't expect to use very often is a bit steep, but if I use Pacifist more than once, it's worth it to alleviate a pile of frustrations with a few clicks.

Pacifist has pacified me!

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5 stars

"Great to fix programs, Example iTunes 11"

December 11, 2012  |  By MrAntiNegative

 |  Version: Pacifist 3.0.9

Pros

Very quick to install and seems to fix issues associated with other programs and allows you in some cases to go back to a older version and some times a better version of a program that you were used to using. Example: iTunes 11

Cons

Not sure how it works is my only complaint.

Summary

Over all great easy way to fix various installations of newer and older products that don't seem to be working correctly. My advise is to turn off Automatic updates so this doesn't become more of an issue! A++++ Admin Tool!

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1 stars

"Completely hosed my Mac. The machine is unbootable"

November 07, 2011  |  By jxct

 |  Version: Pacifist 2.6.4

Pros

None. An application that destroys your OS has no Pros.

Cons

Installed and used to reinstall Quicktime. Mac is unbootable and required me to go back to the original install disk (i.e. Tiger) apply all the upgrades to Leopard, and re-install all my applications. Fortunately my data is a backed up. But, it did take a couple of days to get the machine useable again.

Summary

Am I every sorry I ran into this application. What a mess.

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5 stars

"Does what it's supposed to do and does it well......"

May 20, 2010  |  By judytucci

 |  Version: Pacifist 2.6.4

Pros

Very easy to use
Extracts only the program, etc. you need from a bundle

Cons

Can't think of any!

Summary

I don't use it often but when I need it, it works extremely well.

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5 stars

"Tool to extract only packages needed out of bundleware."

March 03, 2010  |  By jdonbook86

 |  Version: Pacifist 2.6.4

Pros

Easy to use. Simply identify packages in a bundle that you want and ignore the rest.

Cons

I have found no problems with this tool.

Summary

Simple to use, no bugs that I found, and very good time saver.

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5 stars

"Ignorance is bliss!"

August 15, 2009  |  By artie505

 |  Version: Pacifist 2.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
J Jonah Jamieson has reinforced, yet again, the old adage that a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. 1. OS X install discs now uses mpkg, metapackage, files which do *not* offer the "Show Package Contents" option when control/right-clicked, so JJJ's "Apple's OS already offers the ability inherently" is a misstatement. (He has obviously never control/right clicked on a Tiger or Leopard install disc icon.) 2. In those instances in which you can show a package's contents and install them with drag and drop there is no way to correctly set permissions, because without using Installer or Pacifist you will not wind up with a bom (bill of materials) in /Library/Receipts, and, therefore, "Repair Permissions" will have no basis for comparison. (Granted that repairing permissions is a topic that generates much heat (including from Charles Srstka) but when entire, sprawling packages are installed with incorrect permissions the chances of something requiring permission repair going wrong are vastly increased.) 3. As has been previously said, many packages have a million and one components and do not lend themselves to drag and drop installation under any circumstances. Pacifist is a miraculously useful app, and Charles Srstka is to be commended for offering it to the Mac community at the nominal price he is charging. Pacifist has helped me out of trouble any number of times, and, as a long-time MacFixIt Forums regular responder (who has now moved to ** along with the entire MFIF Administrator, Moderator, and regular responder crew) I can attest to it its acceptance in the general Mac community as one of the most useful tools one can have in one's arsenal.

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5 stars

"Great Application"

August 14, 2009  |  By kent1

 |  Version: Pacifist 2.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I think the last contributor is very mean.
This App has saved my bacon so many times and for so many of the people I help. It is part of my tool kit like *censored*tail, Onyx, DiskWarrior etc and is indispensable.
It is a fool proof method of plucking single Apps from an Installer for those of us who are not geeks
I think the price is most reasonable and covers all future updates.
iMac 2009 24" 2.66 OS10.5.8

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5 stars

"One of the Best"

October 15, 2006  |  By RAngol

 |  Version: Pacifist 2.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is one of those all time great applications that you hope you'll never have to use. It's also useful for the tinkerer.

I rarely use it but am most appreciative of having it when I need it!

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5 stars

"Rating"

April 06, 2006  |  By RAngol

 |  Version: Pacifist 2.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Try finding many apps on VT that have been rated 90 times with an average of 4.9. Nuff said.

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5 stars

"Wonderful!!!"

April 05, 2006  |  By Cortig

 |  Version: Pacifist 2.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This apps rocks!!! The previous version was quite nice already. This one is really great. A must have!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
  • Full support for Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger"
  • Recompiled as a Universal Binary to run natively on Intel-based Macs
  • Fixed a bug that caused registration sometimes not to work on Intel-based Macs
  • Fixed a bug which caused large metapackages to sometimes load a few extra packages after you cancel it
  • Fixed a bug which caused some packages to erroneously give “BOM file not found” errors
  • Added support for reading raw BOM files
  • Added support for reading DMG files
  • Added support for reading .pax, .tar, .tar.gz, and .tgz files
  • Added the ability to view a package’s resources (i.e. the Read Me file, the install scripts, etc.)
  • Added an Extension Report feature - I've always been a bit irritated by the fact that all kernel extensions go in /System/Library/Extensions, even if they came from a third-party installer. Pacifist's new Extension Report feature will go through all your receipts in /Library/Receipts and try to figure out, if it can, what put each kernel extension in the System directory so you can track down third-party ones if they're giving you trouble.
  • Fixed a few memory leaks
  • Made it possible to close the splash screen window
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the progress bar to stay up forever if you tried to run prebinding on a folder with no executable files in it
  • Pacifist is now able to auto-detect and open the packages for the Software Restore, iLife, and Developer Tools packages in addition to the Mac OS X install packages
  • Added support for Mac OS X Public Beta packages
  • Added an option to ignore .DS_Store files when extracting
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the progress bar not to be updated frequently enough on Mac OS X 10.2.x
  • Calculating folder sizes is now optional
  • Updating the prebinding for a folder with a huge number of files in it should no longer cause the system to bog down from excessive paging
  • Added the ability to decide whether or not to use administrator privileges to install files
  • Added the ability to create receipts for packages
  • Fixed a problem which could cause Disk 2 and/or Disk 3 of some of the newer multi-DVD OS install disc sets set not to load
  • Fixed a problem which caused the Update Prebinding feature not to work properly under Mac OS X 10.4
  • Fixed a strange bug which could cause blank lines to appear sometimes in the file listing when running under Tiger
  • Fixed some spurious errors regarding decoding the resource fork which occurred under Tiger
  • Fixed a bug which could cause some files not to be extracted when extracting metapackages that contained other metapackages
  • The default setting is now to not update the prebinding if the OS is 10.4 or higher
  • Prebinding an individual folder is now greyed out under 10.4 and higher, because that functionality is no longer possible (or needed)
  • Folders can now be expanded by double-clicking on them
General
Publisher CharlesSoft
Publisher web site http://www.charlessoft.com/
Release Date April 05, 2006
Date Added April 05, 2006
Version 2.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.2 or higher (Tiger compatible)
  • Universal Binary
  • Download Information
    File Size 19.85MB
    File Name Pacifist_3.5.4.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 93,397
    Downloads Last Week 77
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    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $20

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