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In console on that machine I found this line:
17/12/2013 16:03:26.476 com.apple.RemoteDesktop.agent: iLife09.mpkg/Contents/Installers/iPhoto.mpkg/Contents/Installers/iPhotoContent.pkg/Contents/Archive.pax.gz: (Empty error message)
I tried renaming the mpkg file so as not to have the '09 but did not effect it.
I'm now trying it from the command line. The plan is to just send some commands to the machine to mount the server share, and run the installer:
mount -t afp afp://admin:yourPassword@your.server.here/YourShare /Volumes/YourTMPFolder
installer -package /Volumes//Volumes/YourTMPFolder/iLife09.mpkg -target /