The act of putting software onto a computer so it can run

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Why don't I have to install programs?

I've just started using a Mac for iOS development, coming from two decades of Windows use, and I'm astonished and confounded to find that there's no installation process for Mac programs....you just ...
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Erroneous “Installation Alert” upon installing XCode 3.2.6

I am on a clean Mac OS X 10.6.8 machine (I erased the hard drive and reinstalled the OS yesterday). I do have to re-download a few apps, and XCode happened to be one of the first. I completed the ...
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Repackaging .pkg files without installing/unpacking

Recently I was tasked with finding out a way to prepare OS X applications for automatic distribution to multiple machines. Most applications require some tampering with their preferences before ...
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Permission error on postinstall from App Store

I'm trying to install an application using the App Store on Mavericks. The download succeeds, but the install hangs at the very end of the process. I've been through the standard procedures ...
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Installing Mavericks

I am installing Mavericks on a 2009 Macbook Pro with an Intel Core 2 Duo using the instructions outlines in this macworld article: The quick and techie way. So I have a mavericks install drive, but ...
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Application installer add extention to my browser. Is mavericks following the path of Windows?

I have use OS X 10.6.8 for years and just recently did a fresh installation of Mavericks. One of the nicest aspects of OS X was the fact that after three years of use and installing tons of ...
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Truecrypt install fails - 3 out of 6 hunks FAILED

The first is just to show you where the installation is at this moment: n102:~ hendrikwindel$ brew info truecrypt truecrypt: stable 7.1a http://truecrypt.org/ Conflicts with: fuse4x Not ...
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Xcode Update SDK to 10.9

I ran the update for Mavericks as well as the Xcode 5.1 update (build 5B130a) and I can't find a way to update my OS X SDK from 10.8 to 10.9 (The only updates that show up are iOS SDK 6.1 and the ...
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How to install coqide (or such) with brew

I went into a lot of troubles getting coq installed on my Mac (Mavericks) and it actually didn't install coqide along… Unfortunately 'brew options coq' has no results so I don't know how to install ...
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'07 MacBook Pro — OS X will not accept disk 2 during a fresh reinstallation

My 2007 MacBook Pro is in need of a fresh OS X reinstall. Initially, I wanted to Erase and install everything eg,. Snow Leopard, Leopard, and the original OS X, however I am now sorry for trying ...
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Installing Mavericks on USB pen to run on Windows PCs [closed]

How can I install Apple's Mavericks on a pen drive, that I can then plug into a windows machine and boot from it? I did that some years ago with 10.6: I installed it on a 16Gb pen drive and then I ...
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Purchasing OS X Mavericks for a fresh install

I have a Mac Mini here that I just reset (wiped everything). When I try to reinstall OS X Mavericks through the "Install OS X" interface, I am seeing this error message: This Apple ID has not ...
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Can't install font in Mavericks: FOND offset usability

I am trying to copy a Franklin Gothic font from my old 10.5 machine onto my late 2012 iMac running Mavericks, but with I go to install the font through Font Book it gives a 'FOND' offset usability ...
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Can i remove OS X completely and install Windows?

Can I completely remove Mac OS X from my system and install Windows 7 or 8 on it? I do not want to use Bootcamp or create VM's. Is there any way at all? The problem here is that i want to ditch OSX ...
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Clean Windows 8 install on new Mac Pro (late 2013)

I have a new Mac Pro that I want to install windows 8.1 on. I will use my older mac pro for osx and on the new mac pro, I do not want any osx partitions. When I boot with the option key pressed and ...
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Install 10.8 on an external drive from 10.9 [duplicate]

I have OS X v10.9. I downloaded v10.8 installer from the AppStore in order to install it on an external drive. However, when launching the installer it says that it can't be installed on this computer ...
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PowerBook G4 cannot boot up and doesn't install any versions

My school IT guy tried helping me with an issue with my old PowerBook G4. I just got it from my friend because he had no use for it and he didn't know the password. I tried resetting the password and ...
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Install softwares on other partitions

I have partitioned my HD in three parts, system, work and private. I was trying to install R in work volume but it failed because it could find OS? So is it necessary to install all SWs on system, or ...
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Install Lion partition on the latest iMac

I tried to create 3 partitions, one for the current OSX Mavericks, one for Lion and one for the installation dmg, but it seems that the Fusion drive doesn't allow me to create more than 2 partitions. ...
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Installing and Upgrading Ram on a mid 2011 iMac (different size RAM)

Apologies for my ignorance here, as the title suggests I am looking for advice on upgrading the Ram on my mid 2011 iMac. I have bought 2x4GB and the iMac already has 2x2GB. I found the question was ...
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“brew formula” installation logs

Sometimes I install a formula with Brew, and I get a series of warnings and notifications. At some point later, I want to go back and read what problems the installation found. Does brew ...
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How to create a Package, which runs a shell script?

While searching for a good (better) solution for this Solution, I try to solve my problem with Packages, but with no success. My concrete problem looks simple: 1. Copy a file to `/tmp` (it's an ...
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Snow Leopard Server in Fusion VM: installation keeps failing

I’m trying to install Snow Leopard Server 10.6.3, which I just purchased from Apple (so it’s not tied to any hardware), into a VMWare Fusion 5.x VM, and the install keeps failing. At first I was ...
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Where are the files installed when you execute a mpkg file?

I am running Mac Os X 10.9.1. I downloaded and open an .mpkg file and when through the installation flow but at the end of it I still don't know where the files were installed. Is there a way to ...
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Deleted all partitions from Mac mini except Boot Camp, now can't reinstall OS X

I have a Mac Mini without DVD drive (2010), and I used Boot Camp to install Windows 8. Everything worked but after I played in Windows with the partitions (I wanted to expand the partition of the ...
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time machine file recovery on Mac osx10.6.7

I just did a clean install of this upgrade OSX 10.6.7. I was under the impression that I could manually restore certain data files, photos and such, from my time machine backup. But when I open all ...
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Qgis & processing doesn't links with Grass, r or saga

After having formatting my computer (W7-64bits), I have re-installed QGIS 2.0.1-64 bits on it . But I can not use GRASS, SAGA or R via Toolbox (or Processing). I have checked the path in the Options, ...
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Mac Port install arguments

I need to install ROOT on my mac. Since I prefer Python for Scientific Computing I though that it would install PyROOT by default. That didn't happen. After I looked on PyROOT site i found that ...
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Why can't I upgrade to Mavericks?

Why is it not possible for me to upgrade to Mavericks? The situation: Info on my iMac: OS X 10.8.5 3,06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. 8 GB RAM 1067 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 512 MB Disk: Free: ...
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Can i install OS X from FROM external hard drive to internal hard drive

My hard drive is failing so I put in a brand new 500gb hard drive in my macbook 2008 white 13". I have a retail disc of Snow Leopard but the install keeps failing over and over again. Ithangs at 29 ...
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Error during install Leopard on iBook G4, now can't mount drive

I have an iBook G4 that was running 10.3.9 and I was attempting to install 10.5 via Firewire transfer as the optical drive is not working. During the install, the power lead failed and the laptop ...
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Unable to install R-2.11.1.pkg and up to R-3.0.2 in Mac OSX 10.8.5

I have an iMac 2013 with a Fusion Drive and OSX 10.8.5. No plans to migrate to Mavericks yet. I have had issues also with x11 that I've solved with a "direct" install: installer -pkg ...
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How should I manage different version of Java (JRE and JDK) on Mavericks?

I would like to know what the best way would be to have multiple versions of Java (both JRE and JDK) installed on Mavericks, and also the best way to be able to use these version with Eclipse. ...
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How can OS X be installed from ISO file on a Mac?

How can OS X be installed from an ISO file on a Mac? I have downloaded OS X Mountain Lion ISO file (4.42GB) as my MacBook fails to boot and I want to do a fresh installation.
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Reinstall Mountain Lion on an older mac

I bought a new mac and want to sell my old one. It came with Snow Leopard but I upgraded a few times since I bought it. I have deauthorized, reformatted and reinstalled OS X on my mac following the ...
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Why does Network Restore on my MacBook Air 2012 give me Mountain Lion, not Mavericks

I recently upgraded the SSD of my MacBook Air 2012 Very happy with the Network Restore. Hold CMD+R on start-up, use disk utility to format, and then network restore OSX. But why does it only offer ...
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Why am I told to “Connect to a power source” for best results when installing/updating software?

I've experienced this when installing or updating a number of applications, most recently Logic Pro X. What's the reasoning behind this?
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Problem with Apple ID while installing Mountain Lion

I have been having problems installing Mountain Lion for a while now. First, it was with my Apple ID, which I created myself, and during the installation process, I got an error saying that my Apple ...
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Can't install any app, App Store asks for credit card

I haven't been installing anything on my iPad Mini for the past few weeks. But previously, I just had to tap on "Install", enter my Apple ID password and go. Now, for every new application, even ...
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Install Xcode in OS X Tiger 10.4.11

So I'm attempting to install Xcode on OS X Tiger on my iBook G4 (It was a gift.) I needed Xcode because I was trying to install MacPorts so that I could easily install software, namely git. However, ...
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Install Ghostscript on OS X 10.9 using DMG file

I want to install Ghostscript on my OS X 10.9 using a valid DMG file, where can i find it?
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Install a clean Mavericks and then use TimeMachine makes it unclean again?

I am about to install OSX Mavericks in an iMac I have. I would love to make a clean install (creating the bootable USB with that complex procedure). I was thinking about copying folder by folder but ...
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App Store says app is “INSTALLING” but nothing happens

I upgraded an old MacBook Pro to Mavericks, and I am now trying to download Xcode. In App Store I searched for "xcode", found it, clicked "Install". It is now saying "INSTALLING", but nothing ...
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How to link SVG files to Inkscape?

I installed Inkscape-0.48.3.1 via MacPorts to my Mac OS X 10.9.1 System. I Can start it from the Terminal using the command inkscape, which starts inkscape fomr the location /opt/local/bin/inkscape. ...
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Installing ghostscript using MacPorts fails

I recently upgraded MacOSX to version 10.9. Before I did that, i uninstalled all macports-packages using: sudo port uninstall --follow-dependencies installed Now I'm running MacPorts 2.2.1 and ...
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Installing OS X 10.7 on new HDD from DVD

I have a macbook A1181 model core2 duo3.1.3gb RAM. I lost my old HDD so I bought a new harddrive. Since I lost my old HDD I do not have the option to clone the old drive to the new drive. Mac OS X ...
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Unattended installation of pkg file

Is there any possibility to create a unattended installation of an pkg package? E.g. creating a mpkg and running a script which installed the package via console and installer. Background: I had to ...
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iPhone 4S IOS 7.0.4 (some features are not working)

I am using iPhone 4S. Some days back, I upgraded the iOS version 6.1.3 to the latest one 7.0.4. Now the problem is, some of the features are not working. For example, when I open an application, it ...
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How to download pkg files from iTunes?

I need to download a pkg(ipa) file from the Apple Store (using iTunes, i guess iPhone apps are only in iTunes not in the Store App). How can you download the pkg file(ipa)? (Alternatively, if I ...
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How does XCode install a .pkg file in a different location?

I'm looking to install the IOS Simulators via the command-line. From the plist it downloads, I can see this: <dict> <key>dependencies</key> <array/> ...