[SCAP-On-Apple-Dev] [SCAP-On-Apple] Mac OS X proposed pkginfo OVAL Test.

Shane Shaffer shane.shaffer at g2-inc.com
Fri Jul 12 09:25:34 PDT 2013

There's nothing in /var/db/receipts corresponding to that application when
not installed on the root volume. The .bom and .plist can be found in

On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 12:09 PM, Jacobsen, Jasen W. <jasenj1 at mitre.org>wrote:

>  Excellent. Do you know if /Partition2 has its own Installer receipt DB?
> Or is the boot volume's DB being used (/var/db/receipts on 10.8)? i.e. Is
> the receipt for the application installed on Partition2 on the boot volume
> or the destination volume?
>  The below implies that OVAL would need to know all the volumes available
> and then check each one.
>  - Jasen.
>   From: Shane Shaffer <shane.shaffer at g2-inc.com>
> Date: Friday, July 12, 2013 10:34 AM
> To: MITRE Employee <jasenj1 at mitre.org>
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> Subject: Re: [SCAP-On-Apple-Dev] [SCAP-On-Apple] Mac OS X proposed
> pkginfo OVAL Test.
>    I have a system with two volumes, the boot volume and one named
> Partition2. I installed an application on Partition2. If I run "pkgutil
> --pkgs" that package is not listed. If I run "pkgutil --pkgs --volume
> /Volumes/Partition2" then it is listed. So it appears that querying the
> receipt database is volume specific. If I subsequently install the same
> application on the root volume, then it shows up as you'd expect via
> "pkgutil --pkgs" and there appears to be no link between the two installs.
> I would think that just checking the boot volume would be akin to just
> checking C:\Program Files on Windows - overwhelming probability of being
> the location, but not good enough.
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