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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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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 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 ...
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how to 'custom install' with brew?

so I have to edit the install of wine, and apply a custom patch. The patch I want is here... https://bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=38156 and when I add these lines with brew edit wine patch do ...
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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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Chromium builds for Mac OS X

What is the proper way to install Chromium (not chrome!) on Mac OS X? Stable builds are a must, beta builds or nightlies are nice to have.
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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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Why can't I install an app (says “could not be found”)?

I just got an iPhone SE. I did a backup from my 4, then told iTunes to restore the new phone from the backup. It said there were a bunch of apps it couldn't install because they cannot be found. As ...
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Apple App Store (install and get) loop, how to fix it?

Apple App Store is stuck in a loop, when you press "get" you get "install", and when you press "install" you get "get" again, and so on with infinity loop, trying to download a free or commercial app ...
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How to prevent “install java” popups

When I browse certain websites in Safari, I am frequently met with popups with instructions on how to install Java. But I don't want to install Java, especially not the plugin. How do I tell Safari to ...
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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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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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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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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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Fresh OS X install, cleanly manage terminal applications going forward

I just got a new Hard Drive and installed a fresh copy of El Capitan on it. I'm a computer programmer and use a ton of terminal commands. Is there anything I can / should do now that my computer has a ...
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Using Mac in a virtual machine legality?

There have been many different questions like this and all have seemed to come down to the same answer. It violates the EULA. The problem is they all bring up another question. How binding is the ...
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Erroneous “Installation Alert” upon installing XCode 3.2.6

I am on a clean Mac OS X 10.6.8 machine (I erased the hard drive and reinstalled the OS yesterday). I do have to re-download a few apps, and XCode happened to be one of the first. I completed the ...
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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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Reinstall Office for Mac 2011

I downloaded Office 2011 to my old computer that crashed and no way to retrieve HD contents. I lost everything. Now I have a new computer MacBook Pro and I have the key number that I had printed out ...
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How does XCode install a .pkg file in a different location?

I'm looking to install the IOS Simulators via the command-line. From the plist it downloads, I can see this: <dict> <key>dependencies</key> <array/> ...
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Why is Xcode 7.3 showing a slash through the app icon when attempting to install on Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite)

I am running Xcode 7.2.1 on my Mac mini running Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite) and recently wanted to compile an Apache Cordova project and install it on my iPhone 6s running iOS 9.3 and discovered I ...
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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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How to Enlarge Disk Image in VirtualBox?

I have VirtualBox 5 in OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. There is an option in Windows's VirtualBox to enlarge the image here described. However, I cannot find a similar way for OS X. My storage looks like ...
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Does the installer give root privileges to applications?

I wish to avoid giving administrative privileges to applications that I do not completely trust. It seems like a reasonable design to me that if I install an application using a pkg file (or something ...
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Mac app store Xcode stuck on install/installing

After a couple of false starts trying to download Xcode, I downloaded the dmg instead and succesfully installed Xcode 7.3 but in the App Store, it shows up as installed or installing like this: I ...
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To install Haskell in OSX >= 10.8.5?

GCC was apparently removed from the current Xcode, here. I would like to find a standard way to install Haskell to OSX. Not a custom way. Brew's packages haskell-stack ...
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To install unbuffer in OSX

There is the terminal command unbuffer in Linux Redhat, for instance. I did not find it in homebrew. How can you install unbuffer in OSX Yosemite 10.10.3?
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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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To install GNU Strings in OSX

I run unsuccessfully brew search strings giving only Caskroom/cask/stringsfile. I want to run this commmand strings -td -3 <file.raw. How can you install GNU Strings in OSX?
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To install Blockdev in OSX?

I did not find the command in Brew of Yosemite 10.10.3. I am reading the command developed from here: pv -s $(blockdev –getsize64 /Users/masi/Dropbox/1/r3.raw) I think blockdev is Linux specific ...
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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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Why this Startup Error in XOctave in El Capitan?

I installed octave by brew install Caskroom/cask/xoctave after doing brew tap homebrew/science; brew update && brew upgrade --all; brew install octave. I get in the startup Clicking ...
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How to download & install Bonjour Services on a Windows 7 64 bit computer?

The Bonjour Service was causing error messages in my event log (Windows 7 laptop). I have deleted it and the Bonjour Print Service. I now need to re-install it. Where do I download it and how do ...
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How do I install gnu sc on my mac?

I want to install the command line spreadsheet sc. I would prefer to do with homebrew. I need both psc and sc commands. Is there a homebrew package? If not other methods would be good.
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message: drag dmg file to applications folder keeps repeating

I have downloaded stellarphoenixmacdatarecovery.dmg file. I dragged the file from downloads folder to applications folder. I double click on the file in the applications folder and I get a message: ...
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Troubleshooting installing Xcode updates, stuck

I am trying to install the upgrades to Xcode, Xcode version 7.2. Unfortunately, the App Store shows that this installation has been "Installing --- less than a minute" for over four hours. It ...
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Method of searching any application installed or any file related to that on Macbook?

Recently I installed LogMeIn app, and installation was done properly. There was no icon of app was made. I am searching but I am not getting the file or app related information in the system file. I ...
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Cannot update 'macvim' formula using Homebrew?

I started my update from a clean output for brew doctor and then brew update macvim does not work: brew upgrade macvim ...
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Unable to mount Ubuntu 12.10 install .iso or .img

I'm following the instructions to create a bootable Ubuntu 12.10 USB stick on OS X found here. I can do step 3 and hdiutil appears to work fine, but when I go to mount the resulting ubuntu.img file I ...