It's not written on the DVD itself and I don't have the DVD sleeve anymore.

  • For which OS X version? Snow Leopard (10.6)? or Lion (10.7)?
    – Pro Backup
    Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 12:21
  • This should be printed on the physical DVD :-[.
    – dan
    Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 18:16

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Not exactly through the DVD as you asked, but Apple provides a list will all the build numbers for the Retail installation disks.

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Once you've run the Installer, you could always go to the Apple Menu () and choose About this Installer, which should provide the build number.


Check the SystemVersion.plist file that is on the Install Media.

Within the install media is the file containing the Build number, it is located at /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist

The string value for the Key ProductBuildVersion is the information you are looking for.

Note: This tip is useful for getting the Build versions on any OS X bootable disk, regardless of install ability.

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