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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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“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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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How to Install pdfimages in El Capitan?

I am reviewing the answer here about Extracting embedded images from a PDF. It is not in Homebrew. How can you install pdfimages in OS X El Capitan?
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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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Issue with broken display on MacBook Air while trying to reinstall OS X

So I have this MacBook Air that I haven't used in a year and I forgot the password. Problem is, the display has been broken for a long time, so I have been using an external monitor with it, but I ...
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CCID installation El Capitan

I am trying to install ccid-1.4.20 (command line) in an El Capitan enabled MacBook Air, but I am facing some issues. Instructions says that after uncompressing the file, in the generated folder I ...
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What is the best way to install Node js on OS X?

I currently have installed node and npm with the installer provided from their website. Although I have homebrew installed as well and running 'brew doctor' seems to complaint about some files ...
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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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How to create a Mac OS X Yosemite dmg bootable Installer Version?

I have a Mac OS X Yosemite downloaded file like this: Like I see, it must have a Yosemite.app file in it, so why doesn't this have the file? This is truly from an Official Apple Website. It just ...
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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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R installed through MacPorts won't install packages

On my system where I installed R through MacPorts, I get this error when I try to install a new R package: > install.packages("sas7bdat") Installing package into ...
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Install Office 2008 on MAC MINI (no disk drive)

I need to install a Office 2008 on a MAC MINI that do not have disc drive. I follow the instructions on the apple site, to use the remote disc. I install the "DVD and CD Sharing" on laptop windows ...
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Can I copy a bootable El Capitan installer USB stick to a hard drive partition and install from there?

I am salvaging a mid 2013 MacBook Air 11" that was discarded with a broken screen backlight due to beverage spill and missing its SSD. (I have a very tiny budget right now so I'm only spending on more ...
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Mac mini clean El Capitan install — with bluetooth keyboard?

I am trying to do a clean install of El Capitan on my Mac mini but it seems that restarting while holding the Option key does not work. I guess it's a Bluetooth issue, and keyboard signals are too ...
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Does anybody know how long installing El Capitan onto a USB 2 pendrive from another USB 2 pendrive takes on a MacBook Air?

I'm trying to resucitate a discarded 2013 11″ MacBook Air with no internal drive and hence no OS. The Apple Store Genius bar tested it and found the only problems to be the missing drive and broken ...
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Can I install OS X from external hard drive to internal hard drive?

My hard drive is failing so I put a brand new 500gb hard drive in my MacBook 2008 white 13". I have a retail disc of Snow Leopard but the install keeps failing over and over again. It hangs at 29 ...
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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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“The name you entered can't be used. The name is not available. Enter a different name.”

I'm installing El Capitan on a MacBook Air that I aquired with no internal drive, so no previous OS. I proceed through several steps fine until "Create a Computer Account". But it doesn't like the ...
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Can't update Xcode

I am aware there are more questions with the same title, but I couldn't find any other post with this specific case. I have XCode 7.0 and I want to update to the last version (7.3). But it doesn't ...
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Space needed to finish install of El Capitan [duplicate]

So I tried to install El Capitan to my 2011 MacBook Air and it froze at 15 minutes left. I left the computer this way for a few hours before powering it down. Since then I've gotten an error every ...
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iMac wiped clean, no install disc

I just bought two iMac's at an auction, they were both wiped clean before the sale. The problem is when I turn them on I'm getting a screen with an icon of a folder with a question mark. So the guy ...
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Installing Xcode on OS X Yosemite

I'm new to Mac OS X and I'm trying to install Xcode on OS X Yosemite. First I tried using the AppStore, but when I click in "Install App" the App Store hangs (the little wheel in the top bar keeps ...
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How to execute app DVD through Terminal of recovery flash drive?

I have a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion recovery usb flash drive. It still boots but won't install Lion anymore (an error occurred during installation). I don't have a install DVD, however the MacBookPro's were ...