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

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Brew doctor asking to update xcode, while its already updated

When I run brew doctor It says Warning: Your Xcode (6.4) is outdated Please update to Xcode 7.3.1. Xcode can be updated from the App Store. While I already have latest XCode cli, which I found ...
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Why is my OS install taking 8 days and still at 0%?

My problem is what the title says. It's a fresh install. I formatted the hard-drive before I began. I'm down-loading from interwebz; no USB. It says I'm connected to the correct WI-FI. I've tried ...
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Permission issue when installing a Mac Service

I have an installer for Mac OS X, which tries to install the program as a service. As usual during the installation process the user has to confirm their password, which allows the install. However, ...
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Hard Disk problems, unsure of how to proceed

A couple of days ago, I closed the lid on my 2012 MBP running El Capitan with Samsung Pro 830; it had nearly no power left. Power ran out while I was closing the lid, I suspect, so I plugged it in, ...
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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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“This item is temporarily unavailable” When Installing Yosemite

I have erased my HD and tried to install OS Yosemite on MacBook Pro mid 2009. But keep getting this message "This item is temporarily unavailable." I've tried many proposed solutions but none seem to ...
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/usr is not writable. Run this installer as root error when installing Phoronix

I'm trying to install Phoronix Test Suite. Once I cd to the folder it downloads, I try sudo ./install-sh which gives the error ERROR: /usr is not writable. Run this installer as root or specify a ...
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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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Problem with reinstalling Facebook app on iPhone

I accidentally deleted my facebook app on my iPhone5. When i tried to download it again it says " Unable to download Facebook at this time." What's wrong? How can this be resolved? I already ...
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How can I open a .pkg file manually?

Some applications come in .pkg files, and ask for you administrator password, even if all they do is copy the binary to /Applications. I like to have my applications in ~/Applications, and I do not ...
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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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Get out of OS upgrade installer on restart?

The installer for 'El Capitan' stops and says "File system verify or repair failed. Quit the installer to restart your computer and try again." It shows a "Restart" button. When I restart, it gets ...
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Late 2006 iMac without OS: How do I boot to reinstall?

I was given a late 2006 iMac with the hard drives erased and no OS loaded. The iMac boots to flashing folder. I purchased a Mac OS Tiger Install DVD but it is not bootable. I also have a Mac OS ...
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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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installing Snow Leopard in VirtualBox, but it won't complete the installation

I'm getting ready to upgrade my MacBook Pro from Snow Leopard to El Capitan, but I want to be able to keep running MT-Newswatcher, so I want to run SL in VirtualBox. I followed the directions at this ...
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I can't create a bootable OSX Mavericks Install USB Drive

I've downloaded Mavericks from the App Store, repartitioned a 32GB USB key, and followed the instructions. Specifically, I ran: sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/...
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Homebrew putty installation does not make the putty command recognisable

I would like to instal putty with use of Homebrew. I'm performing the following command: brew install putty which gives the seemingly correct output: ==> Downloading https://homebrew.bintray....
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Stuck at black screen in almost completed Windows 7 installation on iMac

I installed Windows 7 on my 27 inch iMac using Bootcamp and the installation DVD. After the installation, Windows booted to a black screen. When restarting, I can see the Windows logo loading, but ...
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Visual Studio Code App wont run from Applications folder

The latest version of Visual Studio Code will not run ("can't be opened" is the unhelpful error) when I copy it to the applications folder. It runs fine after unzipping to the Downloads folder, but ...
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Installing fonts from terminal instead of Font Book?

I know how do install new fonts using Font Book. Is there also a way to install fonts from the terminal, using some smart shell command?
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Yosemite Install or post-install Boot-up Frozen

The screen I'm on does not have a time remaining estimate, that was the prior screen. This one simply shows the Apple logo and a plain status bar with no percentage or time indicator. Perhaps it's ...
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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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Install El Capitan from usb drive

I have 2 Macs (one MacBook Pro and one iMac). I made a copy of the installer on a USB drive and then installed El Capitan on MacBook Pro. Now I want to use the drive to install El Capitan on the iMac. ...
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El Capitan Installation cannot be completed.

I've been trying to update my macbook pro 2011 13" from 10.6.8 to El Capitan but towards the end of the installation progress bar, it crashes and says that the installation cannot be completed and ...
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.pkg for installer hangs on verify

I'm trying to install the Mono MDK, and downloaded the .pkg for 4.2.1 (about 200 MB), when I double click on the package, it opens a "verifying xxxxxMDKxxxxx.pkg" window, which does nothing for over ...
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Xcode 7.2 downloading but not installing

I went through the tedious download process via App Store. The row in the App Store Updates tab said Xcode was installed. But no sign of it in Applications folder. When I go to the Purchased tab of ...
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Install OSX on previously wiped macbook pro

I have a 13 inch Macbook Pro. I don't have any recovery discs or backup and the hard drive has been completely formatted to remove any Apple partitions. I think the macbook is probably registered to ...
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Error opening minecraft.dmg, 'Protocol wrong type for socket' [duplicate]

I am using an Apple MacBook Air and cannot open .dmg files. This is mainly a problem with minecraft.dmg. A dialog opens with 'Warning' 'Protocol wrong type for socket' and does not open. I have ...
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How to install a package in development without sudo?

How can I use the installer command line tool to install a package we are developing? For purpose of testing I want to install the package as a normal user and not with sudo privileges. The manual ...
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How do I debug stalled out package verification?

Every time I try to install any new software this happens... The package starts verifying, but then makes no progress. Eventually I give up and cancel the install. How can I diagnose this so I ...
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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: Copy a file to /tmp (it's an ...
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Can't install Flash 21 A

This week my El Capitan system reported that the Flash player was out of date. So I did the usual thing and went to Adobe, downloaded the latest (21 A) installer and kicked it off. After entering my ...
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Cannot install Adobe CS5 - install hangs at calculating time

I am not able to install any of the Adobe CS5 software. The installer hangs when calculating time. Here's what I found in the installer log: [ 0] Mon Oct 3 21:22:13 2011 INFO ::START TIMER::...
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Workflow/tools for installing command line application on OS X (Yosemite or later)

I maintain a set of command line bioinformatics tools which we distribute as source and binaries for Linux, Windows, and OS X. Currently the binary distribution for OS X is just a zip file containing ...
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How to reinstall OS X on an iMac which only has Ubuntu installed on it?

I have a 2011 iMac with only Ubuntu installed. It's not a dual-booted iMac, it only has Ubuntu installed. How do I revert back to original OS X and remove Ubuntu? I've tried pressing various keys (⌘ ...
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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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How can I install Fedora Linux on a MacBook Pro, Model A1150?

I performed the following steps: Formatted a USB Flash Drive as: FAT32 Copied the Fedora Live ISO image to: /efi/boot/boot.iso Copied ISO 2 USB EFI Booter for Mac to: /efi/boot/boot.efi I then ...
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How to Install Octave in El Capitan?

The new GNU Octave 4.0.1 was released March 23, 2016. I would like to find some standard way to install it in El Capitan (mine OS X 10.11.3) because it has significantly better support in some ...
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Using El Capitan, why can't I install some dmg files

I recently upgraded to El Capitan, and now I am finding I can't install certain software. For example, I needed to view WebEx. WebEx had me download a dmg, but when I clicked it to install, it opened ...
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Mac application to download, verify (through md5), and run another large application

I have spent quite some time Googling for a specific product solution that I cannot seem to find for the life of me, so I come to Stack Exchange for some help. I work for an unmentioned public ...
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How do I make packages out of non-package installers?

I want to use Apple Remote Desktop to install software on the Macs in our office, but often the installers come as an application bundle (not the actual application which could simply be copied, but ...
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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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Can't install WordGrinder on Yosemite

Recently, I have been trying to install WordGrinder on Yosemite. First I tried getting the latest tar packages from the developers' website and using them, but I ran into some library linking errors ...
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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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Infinite “Verifying *.pkg”

I have been staring the following to dialogs for about an hour: This problem does't only occur on one specific application. Instead, all applications seem to experiencing an infinite verification ...
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Install InkScape without XQuartz

Is it possible to install InkScape without XQuartz? I did install it already and it's working but I feel like it's not that native (e.g. the menu doesn't appear on the top pannel but until the title ...
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How to download old version of Mac OS X that I own and App Store lists, but App Store refuses on newer Mac

I own old versions of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion in particular. The old versions are listed in the "Purchases" list within App Store app on my Mac. But when I hit the "Download" button a message ...
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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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Create install media - lion -command not found

I am trying to create a bootable usb drive in order to rebuild my sons old imac. I have followed the instructions given on this and other forums but am getting command not found when trying to run ...
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'the 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed to install into /target/' during Linux Mint installation on an iMac

I have a Mid 2007 iMac, I've installed rEfind on the mac and the Linux Mint (Cinnamon 17.3) installer on an USB thumb drive . rEfind sees the USB thumb drive, sees grub installed on the key, I boot ...