Mac OS X 10.2: How to install the BSD subsystem after Mac OS X 10.2

This document explains how to custom install the BSD package after Mac OS X 10.2 has already been installed. Unless you choose not to install it, the BSD subsystem is installed by default when you install Mac OS X.

This document applies to Mac OS X 10.2 through 10.2.8. For Mac OS X 10.3 Panther information, see this document.
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The steps listed here are for use with the Mac OS X 10.2 Install CD, which you either purchased or was included with your computer in addition to Restore discs. If you are using a Restore DVD disc, stop here and see Mac OS X 10.2 - Restore DVD: How to Install Individual Third-Party Software Items Without Erasing.
    1. Insert the Mac OS X 10.2 Install Disc 1. You do not need to start up from the Install CD.
    2. The Welcome window appears. Double-click the Optional Installs folder.
    3. Double-click the BSD Subsystem.pkg icon. The Installer application opens.

    Tip: If you do not see this package, choose File > Find and search the CD for BSD.pkg.

    4. Enter your account password when prompted.
    5. Select the destination volume that contains Mac OS X 10.2.
    6. Click Continue. The selected software installs.
    7. Once installation is complete, reinstall the Mac OS X 10.2 Combo Update (such as Mac OS X 10.2.8 Combo Update) that is equivalent to the version of Mac OS X you are using.
    8. After updating, you should also download and install any Apple Security Updates that are available.

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Published Date: Oct 10, 2016