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How can I get TexLive to install?

I just bought my third Mac, this one with OS 10.9.5. My previous one was stolen, but I had backed it up with Time Machine. When I started this one up, I connected the backup drive from the old ...
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Yosemite keeps asking to install Java runtime, while it's installed

I was prompted to install JRE version 8 after upgrading to Yosemite on the family 2010 21" iMac. After I installed it (and checked whether the correct version was installed on the site of Oracle) it ...
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Modify installer package so it installs to another directory, methods?

I want to install parts or the whole content of a preexisting open source package to another directory than what the package is set to. I assume this means I need to modify the package, correct? At ...
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Can't figure out how to correctly install .app

I downloaded a dmg which apparently OS X mounted as a drive or something. Then I googled around to find out I should ctrl+clicked -> open the program and get past the warning messages. I closed the ...
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Mac node npm can not setup bower

I try to setup up bower on my Mac Pro. Info: Mac OS X 10.9.5 node v0.10.5 npm 1.2.18 The command i use is: sudo npm install -g bower The install doesn't work and i get the following ...
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Yosemite 10.10 after installation: Desktop grey, minimize functions not working on windows, dock not visible

So i finished installing Yosemite 10.10 (or at least it said it was completed before my mac restarted) but now that its restarted: the desktop background is grey, desktop icons are not visible, i ...
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Unable install Lion on macbookpro2,2 with 3GB Ram

My MacBook Pro2,2 having all requirements to run Lion upto 10.7.5 but Installer fails with wrong message "Mac OS X 10.7 Lion requires a Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor." ...
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Another Yosemite Problem

I tried updating to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro and keep getting a message saying that it cannot be installed on my computer. I ran the disk verify in Utilities and it says my HD is corrupt. Is there ...
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Clean install of Yosemite on 2008 MacBook Air

I am trying to upgrade a 2008 MacBook Air from OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard) to 10.10 (Yosemite). I understand from the Apple web site that the minimum required version of OS X is 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) for an ...
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Yosemite install doesn't work on external monitor

The screen of my PowerBook Mac is broken and is completely dead. So, for sometime now, I have been using an Asus external monitor with the Mac's screen closed. Everything was working fine until I ...
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You can only install this software on the disk that is running os x

I have 2 disks in my Mac - a new SSD which is my boot drive, and the original disk which came with the mac, which still has OSX installed on it (I haven't figured out what to use this drive for yet). ...
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Correct Filesystem Setup?

Recently I did a fresh install of OSX Yosemite on my Macbook Pro. I followed these instructions to create a USB install drive, and I then used the Disk Utility app from that booted USB drive to erase ...
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How to prevent second OS X partition from seeing apps in the other partition?

I have two partitions set up on my MacBook and I'm having issues when installing software on the new partition as it says it is already installed. The application is installed on the other partition ...
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Can't install myEclipse on MacBook Pro with Yosemite

After updating to Yosemite, I find that I can't install myEclipse again. Installation error:insufficient memory,zero virtual memory. I also tried the sysctl vm.swapusage command, the result is ...
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Lost all files after installing Yosemite

I upgraded to OS X Yosemite and I have lost all my files or I don't know where they are or how to get them. I didn't realise that upgrading would delete all my files. Is there a way to go back to ...
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Creating a new package using Packages - app is not installed correctly

I want to create a package - and need help to get started... I looked for a tutorial or help on Packages.app - not finding anything, I just started it. Placed MyApplication.app in the Applications ...
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White MacBook won't reinstall Lion

2008 MacBook wiped clean and now won't complete install via bootable DVD. Keep getting error at end of install. Won't recognize boot USB for some reason. That's why using DVD.
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iMac won't boot off of Mavericks USB when downgrading from Yosemite

I made the biggest mistake of my adult life and installed Yosemite without backing up my HDD. Fortunately, I do have most of my actual files and programs saved to my external HDD, but that leads to ...
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How can I downgrade a mid-2010 21.5" iMac from Yosemite to Snow Leopard?

I had Yosemite on my old iMac (21.5", mid-2010), then decided to try Snow Leopard on it. (It came installed with Lion, but this model did ship with Snow Leopard previously.) Basically, I tried doing ...
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How to install Mountain Lion or Mavericks in a separate partition while on Yosemite

For testing purposes, I need to install both Mountain lion and Mavericks along with with my Yosemite installation. I'd created two separate partitions and has created a USB installer. I expected to ...
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No Partition to install Yosemite to

I wanted to have a clean Yosemite installation. Therefor I deleted the existing partition to make sure a completely clean installation is made. The problem is that I cannot choose the partition to ...
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Downgrading OS X from Yosemite to Mavericks

I stupidly downloaded the new OS X Yosemite 10.10 on my 2011 iMac that does all of my Pro Tools work and now some of the things I use aren't compatible yet. So I'm trying to figure out how to ...
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how to install latest possible iTunes without Yosemite upgrade?

My Mac is running OS X Mavericks (1.9.5) and iTunes 11.1. After I upgraded my iPhone to iOS 7 to iOS 8, I get a message saying that I need at least iTunes 11.2 to connect to this iPhone. However, ...
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OS X Yosemite install error / Harddrive is used for backups?

I'm trying to install Yosemite onto a 15" Macbook Pro / Late 2008 model with OS X Mountain Lion on it. I've checked Apples site and it says I can install Yosemite on this machine with these specs. ...
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Reinstalling OS X on old MBP. Tried Internet Reinstall and Newer OS X USB Install

I have an old Macbook Pro running OS X Lion that has been completely wiped. I want to reinstall OS X. I first tried going into Recovery and using the Internet Reinstall, but the download/install ...
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Best Practices for dealing with unbrewed files in a fresh install of homebrew

I accidentally deleted /usr/local/bin which contained brew among other things. I reinstalled homebrew and ran brew prune to get rid of broken symlinks, but when I run brew doctor, I still get the ...
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Can't install matlab 2011a on Yosemite

I cannot install matlab 2011a student on yosemite. I click on the OSX installer, a matlab screen pops up then goes away. Has anyone install 2011a on OSX Yosemite ?
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Trouble installing OS X Yosemite (using bootable USB) onto MBP'12 w/ wiped HD

I erased the disk on a MBP ’12 running Mountain Lion before upgrading to Yosemite. So I erased the “Macintosh HD” using Disk Utility and now I’m at the “OS X Utilities” front-window in recovery mode. ...
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Would it work if I swap the hard drive between two Macbook Pro?

I have a 17" and a 15" Macbook Pro from about 2010. The 15" one recently has some problem with the speaker. Can I take its hard drive out and install it into the other 17" one? Would it work? The ...
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Compiling CUPS 2.0 on 10.9: what archflags to use?

I installed CUPS 2.0.0 (cups.org) but evidently I needed to include specific architecture flags. Now several things are broken on my mac (e.g. Word won't boot). Error messages reveal that the problem ...
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Git installation

I have installed git onto my Mac OSX v10.7.5 I have downloaded and double clicked the installer package I also ran the.sh for non-terminal programs When I try to run commands for git in the ...
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Downloading two copies of the Yosemite public beta [closed]

Apple granted me access to the Yosemite Public Beta, and I successfully installed it onto my Macbook Pro. I now intend to replace my Macbook Pro's HDD with an SSD drive and I want to make a clean ...
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ImageMagick install fails on “verification” step in OS X 10.8

I’ve just tried to install ImageMagick on OS X 10.8. Everything seems to work fine, except the last "verification" steps: MacBook-Pro-de-Ewan:~ ewandelanoy$ /opt/local/bin/identify -list font -bash: ...
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iMac - how to install Windows 7

I need to know how to install Windows 7 on my iMac without an external hard disk. I created 2 partitions on the iMac and downloaded the Win7 ISO, but Bootcamp doesn't install.
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RE: Can't install BASH patch: OSX 10.9.5 update installed, but system still says it is 10.9.4-Still need help

I have the same problem as described in this previous post: Can't install BASH patch: OSX 10.9.5 update installed, but system still says it is 10.9.4 Machine is a MacBook pro, 15-inch early ...
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Install CA from Command Line?

I run a small PKI at my house. There's not much too it - a CA, a few servers and a client certificate on occasion. I'm looking for a way to install my CA on my iOS devices from the command line. ...
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Is it possible to install an old version of Mac OS on a new Mac?

I know that Apple doesn't want me to run a version of Mac OS older than the one my Mac came with, but is there a way around this? For example: if I buy a new Retina MacBook Pro, is there a way to run ...
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How to install eyeD3 on OSX?

Can't seem to install eye3D, any ideas? matts-MacBook-Pro:~ matt$ sudo pip install eye3D Downloading/unpacking eye3D Could not find any downloads that satisfy the requirement eye3D Cleaning up... No ...
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Formatted MBP. Can't install Mavericks

I've formatted my Macbook, and attempting to reinstall Mavericks, but I have a problem. I access my Internet via an access point that requires me to log in via the web interface. When the formatted ...
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MacBook Pro: OS X reinstall is taking “forever”, (over 12 hours) to finish

This is my first time ever dealing with a Mac OS X reinstallation. About a week ago, while working online, my MacBook Pro just started to be very very slow to do anything. I would get the WHEEL ...
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Bash Script to Auto-Update (and reboot) all Updates to Mavericks & Yosemite?

I'm seeking a script that I can execute on a newly installed Mavericks or Yosemite computer, that will install all updates, rebooting as necessary and starting again automatically. For instance, I'd ...
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Building a minimal OS image

Are there tools or guidelines for slimming an OSX installation down to the minimum needed to run particular applications? I would be interested in the case both with or without the GUI layer. A tool ...
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Is it possible to permanently install PyCharm?

I am quite new to OS X and I have just discovered a fantastic Python IDE, which is PyCharm. The problem is that every time I want to start it, I need to click on its installer, which apparently is ...
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Cannot install anything using iPad App Store

I currently have a problem with the App Store on my iPad. The problem is that whenever I click on "Free" and "Install", nor is the app installed, nor does the window appear which should ask for my ...
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Apple or BASH script to automatically install multiple apps

I would like to create a script to install a group of programs. The PKG files reside on a Windows file share. I current can install them one at a time through the Terminal using the following syntax: ...
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Unable to install Eclipse for all users

I would like to set up Eclipse to run for all users of a Mac running OS X 10.9.4 (Mavericks). I logged in to the administrator account (User) and did the following: I installed the latest version ...
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Asinine message preventing me from installing Xcode on 10.9.4 [duplicate]

Every time I try to install Xcode from within the Mac App Store, I get "Download for free? This item will be added to your Purchases and will be available even if your Family Sharing Status changes". ...
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Where to install libraries such as hdf5

I'm trying to install HDF5 and SZIP following http://www.ulmer.org/2014/building-hdf5-for-os-x-mavericks/[this description]. However, I'm wondering where to install it (on mavericks). Google didn't ...
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Show output of postinstall script in Apple's installer window

I use a lengthy postinstall script for an installer package. The postinstall script produces lots of log output which is written to /var/log/installer.log. Is there any chance to show this output ...
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How can I determine the invoking user in an Apple installer postinstall script

I want to build an apple installer .pkg where I run a postinstall script after the files have been copied by the installer. The script is run and everything works perfect except that all the commands ...