Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

.pkg to .exe


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Copernicus

Copernicus

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Local time:06:36 PM

Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:20 PM

I know I could be using an emulator but I was just wondering, as it says in the title, could you convert .pkg (Mac) to .exe (Windows). I mean, if Windows can be used on Mac why not the other way around? (I searched for programs on Google, and I did a search here and did not come up with any similar threads.)

Thanks for any help or advice. It's rather appreciated. :thumbsup:

- Copernicus

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Andrew

Andrew

    Bleepin' Night Watchman


  • Moderator
  • 8,259 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Right behind you
  • Local time:03:36 PM

Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:56 PM

I'm not sure I'm understanding your question. Are you asking whether it's possible to convert a program compiled for Mac OSX under Windows (no, it's not AFAIK) or whether you can run Mac OSX on non-Mac hardware? (yes, you can... maybe)

#3 groovicus

groovicus

  • Security Colleague
  • 9,963 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Centerville, SD
  • Local time:04:36 PM

Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:57 PM

Because it is like trying to turn a Volkswagen into a Ferrari.. they both have four wheels, an engine, and all the other parts that make a car a car, but you are not going to race Le Mans with a Volkswagen.

They have different formats, different compilers, and different operating system constraints.

#4 Copernicus

Copernicus
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Local time:06:36 PM

Posted 18 September 2009 - 01:26 AM

I'm not sure I'm understanding your question. Are you asking whether it's possible to convert a program compiled for Mac OSX under Windows (no, it's not AFAIK) or whether you can run Mac OSX on non-Mac hardware? (yes, you can... maybe)


convert a program compiled for Mac OSX under Windows

Yes, that was my question. And thanks for the quick response.

Because it is like trying to turn a Volkswagen into a Ferrari.. they both have four wheels, an engine, and all the other parts that make a car a car, but you are not going to race Le Mans with a Volkswagen.

They have different formats, different compilers, and different operating system constraints.

Thanks. :thumbsup:

#5 pleurebleu

pleurebleu

  • Members
  • 54 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:On the move
  • Local time:11:36 PM

Posted 25 September 2009 - 02:49 PM

You cannot "convert" from a program already compiled for mac osx to windows.

But you can "compile" a program written for mac osx under windows.

#6 Andrew

Andrew

    Bleepin' Night Watchman


  • Moderator
  • 8,259 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Right behind you
  • Local time:03:36 PM

Posted 25 September 2009 - 03:28 PM

You cannot "convert" from a program already compiled for mac osx to windows.

But you can "compile" a program written for mac osx under windows.

Provided you modify any references to named system libraries.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users