C-Command Software Forum

Software Distribution Dmg, Including Applications Folder

I want to create a software distribution dmg similar to the one DropDMG is distributed with where the user drags my application icon to the Applications alias in the dmg to install.

I am using the layout feature and have set up my icons and added the Applications alias in the desired location. Everything looks good.

I copy my files to a temporary distribution folder and run DropDMG from the command line referencing my layout.

Everything works for my icons, readme etc.

But I cannot get the Applications folder to show correctly. What do I put in my distribution folder so that the Applications folder is included correctly in the final dmg?


You shouldn’t include the Applications folder in your source folder at all. Just add it to your layout (using the special button below Add Icon…), and DropDMG will create it for you.