@deggie, I have bought OS X 10.5 already, but it doesn't contain the updates which have been released since then.
I would say that it makes sense if one plans to (re)install leopard in say, half a year from now, it would be a time saver to use an installation dvd which has all the update files -released since the dvd had been purchased- integrated. First installing files and then replacing them afterwards isn't very efficient isn't it? Especially if it could be done right away by installing the proper files directly from a modified (updated) installation dvd.
There used to be a program called Slippy that would enable users to build their own slipstreamed installation discs. The program then got mysteriously killed off. Rumor has it lawyers were involved.
Deggie, you could slipstream (integrate updates) on Windows installation discs since Windows 2000.
I don't think Apple provides a comparable method other than cloning installs.
@My White Dog, I repeat: First installing files and then replacing them afterwards isn't very efficient isn't it?
@Core, if Slipy (not spelled as Slippy) could integrate these files into one, it would have been possible at least.
Some information about Slipy:
Slipy is a utility used to create a Mac OS X install DVD disk images from your existing Mac OS X 10.3 install or upgrade CD set, Mac OS X 10.3 Server install CD set or Mac OS X 10.3 install DVD. In addition, Slipy can create automated installs and will allow you to "slipstream" or add additional software installations to your install DVD. Once created, simply use Disk Utility to burn your custom image to DVD.
What's new in this version:
* Added support for creating disk images from Mac OS X 10.3 Upgrade CD set
* Added support for creating disk images from Mac OS X 10.3 Server Install CD set
* Added support for creating disk images from Mac OS X 10.3 Install DVDâ€™s
* Added ability to cancel image creation process
* Fixed an issue with creating disk images from install discs higher than 10.3 (e.g. 10.3.2)
* Added confirmation dialog box to show what disc(s) are required to create disk image
* Improved disk imaging process
* Improved status message feedback
Operating System Requirements:
This product is designed to run on the following operating systems:
* Mac OS X 10.3
* Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with BSD subsystem
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To the original poster - very sorry. Really!
The only solution that I know of is the image utility that comes with OS X Server. This can add 'packages' to the install DVD and create a new image. Although I have only used this with NetInstall and NetBoot. I believe they can also be used with disk utility, although I have not tried this.
Sorry all, I neglected to mention that the Slipy doesn't work anymore. That's what I meant by it getting killed off though. 'Twas a long time ago that I searched for such a solution; forgot the correct spelling even.
cschambers, that is very good information about the server version. I did not know that the server version had such functionality.
Right now I do it just like My White Dog mentions, burn the updates to DVD on a separate disc. I haven't found any other way. I'm gonna research some more on how clients are usually deployed.