Do you use any "illegal" characters in your path names? That includes things like slashes, asterisks, colons, and per cent signs, pretty much anything but alphanumerics, hyphen, and underscore.
Very long path names can fail as well. One test is to copy everything to the local drive and see if that allows packaging (update links to the local copies).
We keep all our files on a Mac Leopard Server. There are no 'illegal' characters in paths, but your suggestion to copy to local worked. but this is a bit of a pain to do everytime i need to package (which is pretty much every time!) and ive worked of this server using the same file structure for a couple of years now and never had this problem until installing CS6 last week.
Heres what im working with (maybe you can see an issue that i can't):
InDesign file sits at: Leopard Server/Folder Name/2012/WORKBOOKS/Folder Name/FileName_021112.indd
Link files sits at: Leopard Server/Folder Name/2012/WORKBOOKS/Source Files/Stock Images/File_00111255.jpg
I'm hardly an expert on Mac networking, but perhaps ID is having trouble with the server mapping.
I'm having the same problem.
Running Mac OS X 10.6.8
Indesign is crashing during the packaging process.
Please fix this asap, Adobe.
You might be having the same problem, or it could be something different that looks similar. Posting your crash report on pastebin.com (NOT here) and giving us a link might help to determine what happened.
Also, since this topic was first posted some other users have discovered that locked fonts can cause this.
Crashing during packaging is not a fixed process. There may be a numerous reason why InDesign is crashing during packaging process. To determine the root cause, you always will have to isolate the issue using binary isolation technique (breaking the InDesign document and rebuilding it step by step through hit and trial for crash). I can look into your documents and links and find out the reasons for crash if you can provide me the documents link from Dropbox website after uploading the files there. I would also like to take a look into the crash log if you paste the crash data in Pastebin.com and post the link to the crash log here.
Thank you for your reply. I think I have found out what caused my Indesign to crash. I had an image that cointained the swedish character ä in its file name. When I renamed that file to a non-swedish character, then it worked to pack the Indesign document.