I was getting a bizarre error with Apple’s PackageMaker
% /Developer/usr/bin/packagemaker --filter "\.DS_Store" --root-volume-only --domain system --verbose --no-relocate -l "/" --target 10.5 --id com.codeography.program.pkg --resources build/Release/Package/resources --scripts build/Release/Package/scripts --title "Program Name 2.1.10" --version 2.1.10 --root build/Release/Package/root --out installer.pkg Preverifying root Preverifying root Checking bundle identifiers Checking package configuration Checking contents Loading contents Applying Recommended Permissions Checking for ZeroLink Preverifying Program Name 2.1.10 Preverifying Program Name 2.1.10 Building root Building root Copying Scripts Copying unreadable files to temporary location ERROR: Could not copy unreadable files. Renaming package files
After hours of searching I found that I had a vim swap file that wasn’t world readable. And when I change the owner of the files that I need to package to be root, my user no longer had read permissions. Finding this was pretty easy using the
% find . \! -perm -444 installer/config/.Info.plist.swp
Deleted that file and everything worked.