Installing Apple Qmaster from the Command Line

Follow these steps to install Apple Qmaster software on each computer you want to use for distributed processing. (All computers must be on the same subnet.)

Note: On any given Final Cut Studio system or network, the Compressor and Apple Qmaster version (numbers) and the version of QuickTime must all match. For example, Compressor 3.0.5 will work only with the 3.0.5 version of Apple Qmaster, and no other version. In this example, the correct version of QuickTime is QuickTime 7.5.5 or later. Non-matching configurations are not supported.

To install Apple Qmaster software from the command line
  1. Copy the standalone installer package (AppleQmasterNode.mpkg) to the remote system.

    Note: Do not alter the file hierarchy of the packages.

  2. Log in to the remote system.

  3. Enter the following command:

    sudo installer -pkg AppleQmasterNode.mpkg -target /

    Apple Qmaster processes start automatically after installation.

  4. Repeat these steps for each computer in your distributed processing network.

Tip: You can also install Apple Qmaster using Apple Remote Desktop. Just select a node, click Install Package, and select the standalone installer package (AppleQmasterNode.mpkg). The copy and installation process is done automatically.