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How can I install the Command Line Tools completely from the command line?

I'd like to script the installation of the the Xcode Command Line Tools. On Mavericks, xcode-select --install will open a dialog prompting the user to install, but I'd like to trigger the install ...
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Mavericks install icon

Just back from Apple after they reloaded the entire system off my time machine backup due to "hard drive damaged" message and lock up during Mavericks install. The hard drive was fine, by the way. ...
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Buy SSD With OS X 10.9 Pre-Installed?

Is it a reasonable ask to have my local hardware store pre image Mavericks onto the new 2.5 laptop SSD, or does OS X have a bunch of setup configs it has to run? I intend to do the hardware install ...
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Mavericks clean install with restoration from Time Machine

Let's say I want to perform a Mavericks clean install like described in this tutorial. But what I also want to do is to keep all my older apps (especially ones not installed from the AppStore and all ...
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When I click on Install App, nothing happens

I am trying to install Mavericks on my 2009 Macbook Pro running OS 10.7.5. When I click on Install App in the App Store, Mavericks doesn't install. Either nothing happens, or a spinner briefly ...
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Bypass Mavericks Setup Assistant

I just upgraded my system from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. When my system restarted, the Setup Assistant ran. The Setup Assistant is asking me to configure things on my system that are already ...
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Can the Mavericks install binary be shared between two different apple accounts?

My question is similar to Re-use Mavericks install file, but instead of re-using the Mavericks install file on my own Macs, I would like to make a copy for a friend (so he doesn't have to download ...
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What is the best way to generate a Mavericks Install USB flash drive?

I could probably copy the contents from the package, but what is the best way to create an install Flash Drive for Mavericks? Of course ideally the drive should be bootable.
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What is the partition size needed for The Mavericks install disk?

I will setup a USB key to install Mavericks. I would like to know the needed size of the partition to install Mavericks.
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Problem in installing X11/XQuartz in Mac 10.8.5

I need to install XQuartz in Mac 10.8.5.But every time when I reach the destination folder selection in installation step,it freezes and doesn't move forward.I have admin account as well but as I ...
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curl command can't be found, OSX utilities have been replaced by GNU coreutils… how to start from scratch?

I recently installed homebrew and I was having a hard time because I could not install it as curl command couldn't be found, someone pointed me to use wget and that worked to install homebrew but now ...
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Is there any way to list all .pkg packages that I have installed? [duplicate]

Just wondering if there is any Terminal command to do this, because I think my OSX was already messed up with some incompatible .pkg installations. Thanks.
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App not installing from Mac App Store

Ive just got a brand new iMac and have purchased a game (BioShock Infinite) from the Mac App Store. For some reason the download failed halfway through so I tried again from the Purchases page of the ...
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Install modern Linux as only OS on 2006-era 32-bit EFI Intel iMac with no CD Drive, no Admin Password, no Mac Install Disk

I have been given a 2006-era 32-bit EFI Intel iMac. I would like to install some modern Linux as the only OS on it. I know there are several guides on the subject, but I have several limitations ...
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Move Microsoft Office 2008 to new hard drive

I am installing a new hard drive on my Macbook Pro. I have a legitimate copy of Microsoft Office 2008 installed on my computer, but I've long since lost the install disk and license information. ...
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Installing BackTrack Via VMware

I use VMware and I would like to be able to turn a partition of the hard drive into BackTrack. Is there any way to do this as I have been unable to create a live CD/USB because of Mac's bad ...
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How to disable dmg autorun?

I have downloaded a dmg file called BaiduYun_2.2.0.dmg, which, on double-click, shows the license agreement window straight away, instead of showing an installation package or an application that can ...
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Installed new SSD on Macbook Air now won't let me reinstall OS

I have a 2012 Macbook Air. It shipped with 64GB SSD but I upgraded it to 240GB using a 3rd party manufacturer. I was planning on doing a clean install on the system but when I checked to make sure if ...
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How can I troubleshoot an iTunes install problem?

I'm having a hard time trying to install iTunes on my Windows 7. After reading some sites like this, this or this, I can`t go further then trying to install, and failing after few seconds, without ...
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Can't install apps from App Store on iPhone with iOS 7

I upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS 7 last night but now I can't download apps using the App Store on my iPhone. It's still possible to get the apps using iTunes on my computer and syncing my phone, but ...
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Where is java? Java Control Pannel has disabled “View” button and Terminal still response with “No Java runtime present, requesting install”

I installed java from the oracle's website. Now I have a Java Control Panel in the System Preferences. But in the tab "Java" of Java Control Panel there is the button "View" disabled. And if I ask ...
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Installing software while logged into admin vs standard user - what difference does it make?

What difference does it make which account you're logged into when you perform an installation? I'm running 10.8 Just curious.
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Am I supposed to format when upgrading my mac?

I'm on a macbook aluminium late 2008 10.5.8. I'm planning to upgrade it a little bit since many applications doesn't support my system anymore. At the beginning I was tempted to upgrade to 10.8 but ...
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MackBook Pro Clean Install Issue?

Recently, my HDD went bad in my laptop, so I bought a new HDD and a copy of Snow Leopard. I put the HDD into the computer, then inserted the installation disk into the DVD drive. I went into Disk ...
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Proxy setup to install Mountain Lion

On my work place and at home I have networks using a proxy. For security reasons (it is correctly filtering most form of web based attacks), I don't want to remove it or to modify an healthy network ...
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Setup Mac for kiosk/installation environment

Is there any tool out there to automate the process of turning a regular mac into a kiosk machine? That is... not an internet kiosk but a regular machine with no warning, notifications, popups, etc... ...
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Fresh Lion install on a MacBook Air (Late 2010) without Recovery Key

As the title says, I have an MacBook Air (Late 2010 - MC505LL/A*), with preinstalled OSX Lion. Also it shipped with an USB key called "Recovery Key", and afaik, I'm supposed to use this key if I ...
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Why after installing MacPorts the kernel_task RAM size raised x1.5?

I noticed that before installing MacPorts the kernel_task RAM usage was about 200-300 Mb. After installing that the process is using 482.5 Mb real RAM. What are the components (maybe .kexts, which ...
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Is it possible to create an own MacPorts (proxy)repository/server?

Is it possible to deploy MacPorts server on an own server periodically updating it from global one (i.e. create MacPorts distribution/update proxy server)? So that all computers within organization ...
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Mac OS Installer Error

I've formatted my old laptop in order to install Lion 10.7.3 version on it. During the installation process it came up with a weird looking error message, similar to the one in the next picture: ...
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Install Lion as second boot option on Mountain Lion machine

My Mac is currently running Mountain Lion. I want to install Lion as a dual boot option, for development testing. I have downloaded the Lion installer from the App store and I have a fresh partition ...
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Install Unison, simple way

Is there any simple way to install Unison (text version), on OSX? On Ubuntu it's 'sudo apt-get install unison'. And that's it. I have read the following guide: ...
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How do I work around a “Could not resolve host: (nil)…” error when installing/using Homebrew?

I'm trying to install Homebrew on OS X 10.8.4, and get the following: $ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)" ==> This script will install: /usr/local/bin/brew ...
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Mac OSX - Install Failed

The hard drive went on my late 2008 MacBook Pro so I replaced it. I tried installing 10.8 from a bootable USB which failed so I went back to the origional system disks. When I tried to install OSX ...
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Error message, “hpPlugInInit.kext was installed improperly”

I recently bought a MacBook Air and transferred my system information and user data via Migration Assistant. I used to get error messages on my old computer like this: The system extension ...
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Problems with tesseract and leptonica on OS X

after sudo port selfupdate, sudo port install leptonica and sudo port install tesseract I have what seem to be serious deficiencies. Tesseract wont even recognize .tiff files! pro:Images me$ ...
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How to update Python on a Mac with Unix commands

After giving up on doing a disk partition and getting Linux, I decided to try and install Python 3.3.2 on a 32 bit Intel Core 2 Duo iMac with OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. I did pretty much everything the ...
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Possibility to install ML directly from the hard disk?

Does it possible to install Mountain Lion (clean install) without using USB key or DVD? I'm currently running on SL, and I want install ML (I already have the dmg file).
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How preconfigure os x install image for automatic install?

I want to build a custom system image of OS X (say ML). I want to install it on the virtual machine (not really important). I want a never-boot image (i.e. not a preinstalled image) fully configured. ...
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erased macintosh HD and installing lion osx again

I erased my macintosh HD from disk utility with a journaled encrypted format and i wanted to install 10.7 lion osx so i left it to install and download over night cause it took like 16 hours and when ...
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How to clean install and only re-install old applications/files as you need them?

I have Gooogled this for a couple of months now casually but have never gotten a guide that seems suited to me. I am running Snow Leopard. It's really starting to get slow. Basically, most guides on ...
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Installed and uninstalled apps LOG on ipad

Can I view all the installed and uninstalled apps on my iPad? Say I want to find out versions numbers and other details of an app I uninstalled / installed last week. Can I do that someway with a log ...
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How can I install an application from a .pkg without admin password?

I'm trying to install the "Unity Web Player" so that I can play this game I've been waiting for for a while. The installer is a .pkg package installer which I can't use because I do not have admin ...
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iMac ram memory installing 16GB vs 20GB

I have a mid-2011 27" iMac with i7 processor. It came with 4 gigs of ram (2x2GB). I just bought 2x8GB of matched memory. I am wondering two things 1. is it good/bad/neutral to leave in the ...
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I purchased & downloaded Mountain Lion, and then…nothing happened

I purchased Mountain Lion through the App Store on my 10.7.5 MacBook Pro. The download completed and I clicked through the prompts to choose an install location and agree to the terms. I'm sorry to ...
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Boot Ubuntu 12 on Mac Mini with Lion OS

How can I boot Ubuntu-12.04 LTS on Mac Mini Lion Server (early 2011) with no CD reader?
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How can I get my laptop's existing system onto a new replacement drive?

I'm planning to swap out my early 2011 MBP's drive for a larger capacity one. I'm running Mac OS 10.7.5. I have available a 1 TB external USB-connected drive that I'm using for Time Machine backups. ...
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Why does Office for Mac need Safari and Chrome closed for installation?

In an update for MS Office for Mac, the installer asks to close Chrome and Safari — why? What do those programs have to do with Microsoft Office? I only have Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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installation stuck in a loop due to damaged HD

Right off the bat I'll admit it was stupid to jump into trying to install a new version of OS X to the only partition without having taken adequate precautions (no backups or recovery disks), but ...
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Mac OS unable to boot with CD after Ubuntu installed

I had an issue with the MAC OS and couldn't repair the MAC os i have (10.4) on my intel duo core macbook. So i install Ubuntu 11 on my mac and works perfectly. I am selling my laptop now to get the ...