.MPKG File Extension

Meta Package File

General Information

Title MPKG File Extension
Extension .mpkg
Full Form Meta Package File
File Type Package File
Developer Apple Inc.
MIME Type application/x-macbinary

File Function

Primary Function Software installation
Additional Functions Bundle components
Features Mac installation, Multiple packages

File Characteristics

Quality High reliability
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes, with tools

Use Cases

Software Distribution Yes
Multi-Component Apps Yes
Mac OS Installation Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Code injection
Best Practices Verify source, Check signatures

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release With OS X
Latest Version Current with macOS

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .pkg, .app, .dmg

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Apple Installer Free macOS
Pacifist Shareware macOS
Suspicious Package Free macOS