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Shell Shock OS X Bash Update Installer for Snow Leopard

So it seems that according to Tim, my white iMacs running Snow Leopard don’t deserve a fix for the shellshock bugs in their bash shells. I’d rather buy new iMacs, in his opinion. Well, I can’t do it just yet, I’m sorry. Instead I’ve opened the bashUpdateLion.pkg in PackageMaker and retouched the JavaScript file that checks the system versions. Now it doesn’t check anything anymore, it simply says “ok, fine, go ahead” 🙂

Here’s for the crazy ones, the misfits, the trouble makers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently:

The Missing Bash Update Installer For Snow Leopard:



If it works for you, don’t hesitate to donate via paypal to jorgechamorro@mac.com , and leave a comment here. Thank you!

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Edit 1:

If you prefer to do it yourself: once opened in PackageMaker, goto project/raw editing mode and modify the functions “InstallationCheck” and “VolumeCheck” in the “Distribution” file to look like this:


Then hit “build” and choose a name for the installer package. That’s all folks.

Edit 2:

For the do-it-yourself-ers:

PackageMaker can be downloaded here: https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action?name=packagemaker

bashUpdateLion.pkg can be downloaded here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1767