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

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Ensuring apps can use homebrewed osxfuse

I'm trying to get SugarSync v2.46 running on OS 10.6.8. I also use Homebrew to manage install packages. After I installed SugarSync, I came to discover that it installed OS X Fuse 2.6.1 on my ...
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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 ...
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Keeping old version of software while updating to new version

On my OSx I want to be able to switch version of software I use. Like right now I have Firefox 29, but I want to try firefox 32. is there a way I can download and install version 32 and keep the old ...
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OS X Lion installer gives an error trying to run

I just downloaded OS X Lion DMG and am trying to install it. When i double click on the DMG file a new window popups with setup instructions. After choosing a disc drive target to install on to I get ...
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The item “.VolumeIcon.icns” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible

I am trying to install an app in OSX. But I am getting the below error The item “.VolumeIcon.icns” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible. When I get into the Applications, I'm able to see ...
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How To Change the name of different install partitions on USB drive

I seached the whole stack exchange & the inter webs about how to change the names of this install partitions of my USB harddrives. I want them called i10.5 i10.6 i10.7 i10.8 i10.9 Anyone the ...
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Reinstall assembler, /usr/bin/as

I've lost /usr/bin/as. How does one reinstall it? There's no as in the /usr/bin of my recovery partition. Reinstalling XCode and command line tools didn't help. I haven't been successful compiling ...
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Create bootable USB of Ubuntu on Mac for a failed partial ubuntu install

So I have 3 computers at my disposal, and would like to wipe my failed partial ubuntu update on COMP1 (which is also locked out from incorrect logins) (originally 12.04, failed partial of 14.04) and ...
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library not found for -lstdc++-static

I'm trying to build wxFormBuilder_v3.5.0-beta-source on Mac OS X 10.9.4 and yes I have XCode installed and have successfully built/installed C++ projects on this machine before. It comes with a shell ...
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I am trying to compile Varnish caching on my Mac OS X

When I do (as root): ./autogen.sh I get this error: + glibtoolize --copy --force ./autogen.sh: line 44: glibtoolize: command not found And then when I do this: ./configure ...
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how to install a java 1.6 jdk on my maverick mac

I have jsd 1.7 on my machine and I want to install 1.6 as well I couldn't find a way to do so. Anybody know?
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Can't see install disc for Linux Mint in VirtualBox

Trying to install Mint 17 Cinnamon via VirtualBox on my MBP OSX10.9.4, with 3 different discs (various makes) made on several machines (Win and Linux). I was able to deploy vm with CentOS 6.4 with a ...
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Is it possible to interrupt installation procedure at power on

My friend is bringing back a new Macbook Air from abroad to the UK for me. New rules have been put in place to power up electronic devices in hand luggage as part of new security measures ...
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How to install whats app on jailbreak iPod touch

I want to install WhatsApp Messenger on my iPod touch which is already jailbroken. Can anyone please help me install it step-by-step?
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Keyboard/Mouse Not Responsive During Bootcamp Windows 8 Install

I'm trying to install a copy of Windows 8 via Bootcamp on my late-2013 13" Retina Macbook Pro. Everything goes fine up until it asks me to pick a home screen color and name my computer. The built-in ...
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Does any data go into SSD from bootable OS USB (besides OS itself)?

I made a bootable OS 10.6 in my external HD with Disc Utility's partition & restore functions (with the "source" (as OS disc) and "destination" method...) And I used that to do a clean OS install ...
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Reliable instruction on installing Ubuntu on Macbook Pro

There are some walk-through kind of instruction on installing Ubuntu on Macbook Pro (as dual boot OS along with Mac OS X), such as Lifehacker's post. But they are either too old that I worry if the ...
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How to install WhatsApp on iPad mini?

How can I install WhatsApp on iPad mini (cellular)? It's not jailbroken and I am using iOS 7 but I cant install WhatsApp on it.
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Install Mavericks on Unsupported MacBook 4,1

I've spent the last 2 days trying to install Mavericks on my MacBook 4,1. It is from Early 2008. It is unsupported, but I would like to install Mavericks on it. Is there a workaround for bypassing the ...
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Install Latest OS X version with Internet Recovery

This is on a 2012 MacBook Air. I just used Disk Utility and erased the SSD, booted into Internet Recovery, connected to the network and let it do its thing. Its prompting me to install Lion. From ...
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Can't install zeroMQ on Mavericks

I am starting with zeroMQ but could get it to work. I installed zeroMQ from tarball using the following commands: $ ./autogen.sh $ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/pkg-config-0.23 ...
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How to install boot camp without Windows cd? [closed]

I'm trying to install boot camp on my MacBook Pro, problem is I don't have a windows installation disk. Can someone please explain how to install bootcamp without the cd? Please!
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iTunes stuck on “installing” when installing .ipa files

I have downloaded an .ipa file (a free game). when I trying to install it form iTunes to my device, it is stuck on installing:
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How to create pkg which installs files to /usr/local

I tried using Whitebox's Packages to create an installer for a LaunchDaemon. The daemon calls a shell script, which itself sources a configuration file. So what I would like is an installer which ...
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Should I use a package manager?

I want to keep keep track of which files belong to which application, so that when I uninstall an application, I can be sure all of its files are gone, including configuration files, dependencies it ...
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Changes in installer in 10.9.3 (probably)

I have an old Sprint USB Cellular card that I hold onto because the account has (grandfathered) unlimited service. The software for the thing hasn't been updated since early 2011 - but despite ...
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OS X Server Mavericks stuck on “Preparing Services”

I am trying to install OS X Server app version 3 on Mavericks system. I tried everything, including manually deleting all server app files and making clean install, but nothing works. Whenever I start ...
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Flash player unable to proceed with the installation

I have difficulties installing the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (14.0.0.125) on my Mac OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks). Every time I do so, it fails at 90% with the following error message. Error: ...
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A tricky Bootcamp/SSD problem

I have a 2009 unibody Macbook Pro 13". Last year I took out the optical drive, replaced it with the original hard drive and installed a 256GB SSD in its place. I then setup Win7 on a small (75GB) ...
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Enter user/pass dialog for acrobat app install: no text visible, can't type into text boxes / press buttons (pic)

Has anyone ever seen this? I wish I could describe it better, but I hoped the picture could do the talking. This is on a clients computer, running Mavericks, and as you can see trying to install ...
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Can't install Mountain Lion on a machine that has Mavericks installed, even on a separate disk/partition

I have upgraded my Mac mini 2012 to Mavericks, and everything is running quite well. However, it turns out that I need to also run Mountain Lion sometimes (a piece of hardware I need to use is not ...
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Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?

When OS X is installed, does the installer: write only generic files (that will work on any machine supported by that OS), or customise the installation to a specific machine type in any way? (If ...
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Flash plugin installation error

On my system (MacBook Pro end 2011 2.2GHz i7 Quad, 8GB RAM) with Mavericks (10.9.3) the Flash 13 plugin is not installing (downloaded las time today). To better say, installation ends with an error ...
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Freeze on boot after installing Yosemite [closed]

Sorry for the writing style but I am typing from my smartphone now. My MacBook pro on Mavericks worked like a charm but crazy as I am I decided to install Yosemite without any backup as I am lacking ...
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Can I simply install a fresh OS X without a thumb drive?

I've always installed a new OS X install via a thumb drive. However, at that time, I only had a single hard drive. Now, I have two hard drives, but the question is: Do I still need a thumb drive now? ...
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OS X installer guidelines

At first, please forgive discussed rather question type. I need to build opensource software installer for OS X but I am not familiar with OS X conventions. Mentioned opensource software is complex ...
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Android SDK - Install Intel HAXM

I've just been looking at updating my SDK install for Android with the Intel Atom images and the x86 emulator using these instructions: I've gotten to step 3 but I have so far completely failed to ...
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Can't install OS X, shows a message to restart Macbook, repeats

I have an installation disk for OS X but when I turn on the Macbook it shows the Apple icon, then goes to a screen of codes and an error message that tells me to restart my Macbook. Once I do, it then ...
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What are all of the preferences files used by iTunes X and iTunes XI?

Excluding anything in the iTunes Library, what and where (or full relative path is fine) are all of externally called files including preference list files etc used by iTunes X 10.6.3? And by iTunes ...
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Automate iOS build installation on devices

We have a large number of iOS applications which we would like to install on several devices. Is there a way to install the ipa files from a dropbox location?
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How do I activate an iPhone 3Gs without iTunes or WiFi?

Is it possible to activate and use my iPhone 3Gs (A1303) without using iTunes? I think it is important, not to connect it to a WiFi cause I don't want to update it in any way. When I connect to a ...
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Installing ruby to specific directory/usb

I am trying to install ruby to a specific directory, a USB stick, so I can move the usb back and forth without having to install ruby on each machine I get to (I need ruby 2.0+). How can I do this? I ...
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Application installer does not respond when clicked?

I am trying to install an application from its .iso image file. I can successfully mount the .iso file, but when I click the installer, nothing pops up. I am installing a relatively old version of a ...