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I'm working on an installer that will make it easier for some co-workers to get some apps and ruby plugins setup on their macs. One of my packages copies a bunch of Ruby gems and installs them with a postflight script. I have 2 questions:


1) Is there a way to reference the gems that need to be copied without actually using the installer package to place them somewhere first? It seems like there should be a way to access whatever temp directory it's using and install them directly from there.


2) Is there a way to essentially tail -f the install.log while the gems are being installed? Since everything is happening in postflight, it's hard to tell what's happening behind the scenes unless you check the log. Since it takes about 10 minutes to install the gems I don't want people to think the installer hung.


The script runs fine, but if I could get either or both of these points worked out I'd be a happy camper.

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