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Installation of Yosemite taking over 20h

Yesterday I started installing Yosemite on my MacBookPro 2011. It all went well until it started rebooting. It is stuck on the Apple grey screen for over 20h now. The progress bar is at the very same ...
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Make Yosemite Installer USB drive that does not require internet access

There are plenty of instructions on how to to make a Yosemite installer USB drive that work using either the createinstallmedia program or Diskmaker X. However, when I take that drive to a machine ...
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Apple Remote Desktop Task server not installing pkgs

I have several iMacs that I have attempted to install some packages with the Task Server function. Basically, I grabbed my group of macs and selected my packages and hit task server. It send the ...
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Installation Alert: Unable to force quit iTunes

Reads as unopen in the dock, but computer (OS X 10.10) won't install software regardless. Have tried running "-9 iTunes" in Terminal, but to no use. UPDATE: Ok I've tried running "killall -9 iTunes" ...
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Command to find out the version number of a .pkg file

Does anyone know how to retrieve the version number of a .pkg file which isn't installed yet? I'd like to use something like pkgutil --pkg-info, but that only works for installed packages. I've ...
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Reset MacBook Pro Boot Location

I logged into my friend's MacBook Pro 13 as Guest User to install OS X Yosemite on a USB flashdrive. I downloaded the Installer from the Mac App Store and stored it somewhere within the Guest User's ...
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Corrupted 2012 Mac mini hardware, software, kernel? [closed]

Is it possible for the hardware of a Mac to be corrupted in some way as to not allow the proper functioning of the Recovery HD? I have a late 2012 Mac mini purchased through Apple certified ...
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How to Uninstall non-drag-and-drop Program?

I dragged a software (Abbyy Finereader 8 - old version) to external disc and noticed that it does not work there. I dragged it back and noticed it does not work there because of some internal ...
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Install jdk 8 without admin privileges

Is there a way to install or run jdk 8 without admin privileges? I would like to compile a java project I have that requires jdk 8 on a computer that has only jdk 6 installed. I am not an ...
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Re-installing Mavericks from recovery temporarily unavailable. Also can't download a new image

im having various issues with my current install of Mavericks on my mid 2009 iMac (non unibody). Including the fact that I cannot open the AppStore. I have tried multiple solutions to fix this with no ...
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How to install Livestreamer — super n00b terminal question

I am just trying to install Livestreamer on my MacBook but it looks like the only way to do so is with: # easy_install -U livestreamer I entered this in the terminal and hit enter...but nothing ...
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Installing OSX Yosemite on completely empty drive

Mac Mini c. mid-2011 500GB HDD The existing HDD is failing, have backed up and now looking to replace the drive. Don't want to spend $$$ for Apple service so going DIY. The hardware installation ...
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How do I install SciPy and VisualPython on OSX Mavericks?

I am attempting to download and install both SciPy and VisualPython so that I can get them to work with each other. I've looked at the release notes for SciPy 0.14.0 and 0.15, and they appear to be ...
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How can I reinstall “Installer.app”?

When I double-click "Installer.app" in Macintosh HD ▸ System ▸ Library ▸ CoreServices, a dialog pops up that says "You can’t open the application “Installer.app” because it may be damaged or ...
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How To Create A Bootable USB Installer for Windows, Linux and OSX?

How can I use my 120GB USB Drive as an ultimate IT tool? I want to have the following ISOs partitioned off and accessible through a bootloader (any): Windows 5,6,7,8,10 OSX 10.6,7,8,9,10 GParted ...
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Installed App with Brew Cask Over Existing Install, Did it Remove the Old App Files?

I upgraded to the latest OpenOffice (from 3.4.1 to 4.1.1) with brew-cask without realizing OpenOffice 4 was already installed: $ brew cask install openoffice ==> Downloading ...
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Cannot install applications: error code -60008

I am trying to install new applications, but I keep getting this error message from the "Copy" application: The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.26 on OSX 10.10.2 Fails to install

I am trying to install VirtualBox on my iMac and it keeps failing right at the end of the installation process. The end of the log file shows Mar 23 07:59:22 AlexsMac installd[61695]: PackageKit: ...
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Unable to install software updates

I have a white MacBook running OS X Yosemite 10.10.1. When I go to the Mac App Store > Updates tab, there are two updates listed: a combined "Software Update" that includes OS X 10.10.2, iTunes 12.1, ...
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To install Shotwell in OSX

I install the first dependencies of Shotwell successfully brew install libGphoto2 vala libgee Some discussion about this issue in this thread but the accepted answer is misleading, since it is ...
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iTunes installer on Win7x64 ALWAYS requires Admin Mode & manual stop/uninstall of “iPod Service”

Ever since my first ever Apple product (an iPhone 3GS) I've encountered the fact that, in order to update iTunes on a Windows 7 x64 system, the following steps are required: The existing "iPod ...
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Does A New Installation Contain Personal Information?

I am going to sell my MacBook Air when the new MacBook comes out and so I want to make sure there is no personal Information available to the next user. I am going to wipe my SSD and reinstall the OS ...
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To use MySQL, system preferences must quit and reopen, and quit and reopen

How do I just get the MySQL Admin GUI to run: then: final loop: I can't seem to get out of whatever sort of infinite loop is in there.
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How do I install and run MySQL?

I installed MySQL: but MySQL certainly isn't on the path when I open a terminal, nor do I see it in applications, as I seem to recall Windows handles MySQL.
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how do I install SIPSAK?

How and where is this installed from on a Mac? For context, SIPSAK is the SIP Swiss Army Knife: sipsak is a command line tool which can send simple requests to a SIP server. It can run additional ...
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Old Mac OS X, cannot get admin access, boot safe or single-user mode, nor reinstall

I have inherited an old Mac OS X 10.5.8 + original install DVD. Model: Power Mac G4 Identifier: PowerMac3,6 Processor: PowerPC G4 (3.2) DVD: Mac OS X Leopard Install DVD Version 10.5 I'm trying to ...
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How to install Xcode 4.2.1 for OS X Lion 10.7.5

These instructions say "install xcode", but then say "once you have xcode installed". Pardon, didn't they skip a step? How do you install xcode? 2.1.1. Install Xcode on OS X 10.9 or later ...
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unable to install Google's Droid Sans Mono font

I've downloaded Droid Sans, Droid Serif, and Droid Sans Mono fonts from google.com/fonts and the first two have installed just fine. OS X 10.9.5. I'm extracting the font file from the download ZIP ...
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How do I install SIPSAK with macports?

For context, SIPSAK is the SIP Swiss Army Knife: sipsak is a command line tool which can send simple requests to a SIP server. It can run additional tests on a SIP server which are usefull for ...
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how do I launch firefox after installing it?

I downloaded the .dmg for Firefox, clicked on it, was prompted to drag it to the Applications folder, did so, but cannot launch it. The directions are to drag the icon from Applications to the ...
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Mac package installer installs the folder “Contents” in /Applications instead of the bundle

When I try to use packaging with my .app to create a Mac installer, and I run the installer, it creates me a folder named "Contents" in my /Applications folder, instead the "bundle app" as it should. ...
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My internal “Machintosh HD” is not detected by my MacBook Air

I was trying to clean install OS X (from http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-clean-install-os-x-yosemite-via-bootable-usb-flash-drive-1470625). I made the bootable disk, booted from it, and tried ...
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How to get correct file permissions from Macports pip installs?

Macports sets up the ownership of its Python site-packages directory as root.wheel with world-readable permissions. Python packages instally via port install have the same # ls -l -d ...
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Will OS X ever install anything suspicious without my express permission?

I clicked a link (turned out to be Breitbart) that said "your Flash is not updated", despite the fact that I just installed it yesterday. The two choices were "Update" and "Ok". Strangely, there was ...
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Error when installing Apache 2.4, PHP 5.5 and MySQL via Homebrew

I tried to install Apache and PHP on Mac OS X version 10.9.5 brew install httpd24 php55 --with-mysql --with-homebrew-apache --homebrew-apxs -v exit with this error ...
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OS X Yosemite installation error: File system repair failed

My #Macbook Air has been running fine until I decided to upgrade to OS X 10.10, Yosemite. Its downloaded fine and When it is installing I get the message: File system verify or repair failed. I have ...
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Error / Hang Installing Yosemite and Mavericks on Mac Pro SSD

Having had a hard drive failure, I'm attempting a clean install of Yosemite on a 2010 Mac Pro, with a brand new 120GB OWC SSD. I've tried using a Yosemite boot disk, using both an external hard drive ...
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Install previous XCode Version on Yosemite (4.2)

I need to install XCode Version 4.2, as I'm having Build Code Errors which probably result from using XCode 6 (Android Open Source Project - Known Issues). I tried installing XCode 4.2, but I cannot ...
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Where does a pkg installer install things?

I created a *.pkg installer for a command line tool following this guide: Packaging a daemon for OS X. After running the installer, and selecting "Install for all users", I can't find where my ...
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My tablet can't update coc so I can't play on it

I tried to delete the game and Re install it but that's not wining eiter it's been like this since the update yesterday ad it says installing but it isn't what do I do it's the only thing I can play ...
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How do I get an operating system onto a new hard drive?

I will be installing a new 500GB hard drive in my macbook. It is a late 2008, aluminum, 13-inch screen. Once I install it, how do I get an operating system that's 10.7 or newer (downloaded from the ...
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Use specific local gcc and related libraries with Homebrew

I would like to use Homebrew to install some stuff, In the mean time, I have already installed my local gcc, and I want Homebrew to use this specific one (this gcc at /usr/local/bin/gcc is frequently ...
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Installing Xcode command line tools error: The package “DeveloperToolsCLI.pkg” is untrusted

When I try to install the Xcode Command Line Tools I get the error message: "The package “DeveloperToolsCLI.pkg” is untrusted." I can't seem to find the answer to this problem anywhere, how do you fix ...
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How to install java 7 on yosemite properly? [duplicate]

When I type java -version I see: No Java runtime present, requesting install. I go to download and install jre-7u75-macosx-x64. After that in preferences I see Java control panel which tells me ...
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Yosemite Install or post-install Boot-up Frozen

Smartphone typing, please excuse brevity :) I'd attach a photo, but can't seem to. The screen I'm on does not have a time remaining estimate, that was the prior screen. This one simply shows the ...
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Problems while compiling ncmpcpp [configure: error: libmpdclient >= 2.1 is required!]

I am trying to compile ncmpcpp|mpd in Snow Leopard 10.6.8, but fail, since libmpdclient 2.1 dependency is missing. I didn't find any working source/dependency for libmpdclient 2.1 that uses the gcc ...
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How to approve “Unapproved caller” whilst installing the software?

I'm trying to install FUSE for OS X, but it fails with the message: Unapproved caller. SecurityAgent may only be invoked by Apple software. How do I approve the caller or get rid of ...
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Can I use the same bootable drive for all models?

I currently have a Late 2010 MacBook Air and looking to get the new Air when it comes out later this year. My question is, I have just made a bootable USB installer (by using createinstallmedia ...
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“DatabaseError: database disk image is malformed” error dialog when re-opening Google Drive after re-installation

I recently ran into this problem when doing desktop support for a user, and wanted to share the solution. They had deleted the Google Drive app and re-installed it, but then kept seeing this error ...
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How to completely remove Nix packet manager?

I installed Nix packet manager, and now I would like to remove it completely. How can I do it?