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Installing tmux but getting “dyld: Library not loaded Referenced from: /usr/”

I try to do brew install tmux it installs, but, probably due to previous failed and not fully removed non-brew attempts to install both it and libevent, when try to use tmux I get $ tmux dyld: ...
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Best Practices for dealing with unbrewed files in a fresh install of homebrew

I accidentally deleted /usr/local/bin which contained brew among other things. I reinstalled homebrew and ran brew prune to get rid of broken symlinks, but when I run brew doctor, I still get the ...
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Can't install matlab 2011a on Yosemite

I cannot install matlab 2011a student on yosemite. I click on the OSX installer, a matlab screen pops up then goes away. Has anyone install 2011a on OSX Yosemite ?
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Trouble installing OS X Yosemite (using bootable USB) onto MBP'12 w/ wiped HD

I erased the disk on a MBP ’12 running Mountain Lion before upgrading to Yosemite. So I erased the “Macintosh HD” using Disk Utility and now I’m at the “OS X Utilities” front-window in recovery mode. ...
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Freeze on boot after installing Yosemite

Sorry for the writing style but I am typing from my smartphone now. My MacBook pro on Mavericks worked like a charm but crazy as I am I decided to install Yosemite without any backup as I am lacking ...
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Would it work if I swap the hard drive between two Macbook Pro?

I have a 17" and a 15" Macbook Pro from about 2010. The 15" one recently has some problem with the speaker. Can I take its hard drive out and install it into the other 17" one? Would it work? The ...
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Compiling CUPS 2.0 on 10.9: what archflags to use?

I installed CUPS 2.0.0 (cups.org) but evidently I needed to include specific architecture flags. Now several things are broken on my mac (e.g. Word won't boot). Error messages reveal that the problem ...
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Git installation

I have installed git onto my Mac OSX v10.7.5 I have downloaded and double clicked the installer package I also ran the.sh for non-terminal programs When I try to run commands for git in the ...
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ImageMagick install fails on “verification” step in OS X 10.8

I’ve just tried to install ImageMagick on OS X 10.8. Everything seems to work fine, except the last "verification" steps: MacBook-Pro-de-Ewan:~ ewandelanoy$ /opt/local/bin/identify -list font -bash: ...
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Downloading two copies of the Yosemite public beta [closed]

Apple granted me access to the Yosemite Public Beta, and I successfully installed it onto my Macbook Pro. I now intend to replace my Macbook Pro's HDD with an SSD drive and I want to make a clean ...
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iMac - how to install Windows 7

I need to know how to install Windows 7 on my iMac without an external hard disk. I created 2 partitions on the iMac and downloaded the Win7 ISO, but Bootcamp doesn't install.
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RE: Can't install BASH patch: OSX 10.9.5 update installed, but system still says it is 10.9.4-Still need help

I have the same problem as described in this previous post: Can't install BASH patch: OSX 10.9.5 update installed, but system still says it is 10.9.4 Machine is a MacBook pro, 15-inch early ...
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Install CA from Command Line?

I run a small PKI at my house. There's not much too it - a CA, a few servers and a client certificate on occasion. I'm looking for a way to install my CA on my iOS devices from the command line. ...
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Constantly ejecting OS X install disc when trying to boot

When trying to boot from the OS X install disc (Snow Leopard) my Macbook will just eject the disc and boot normally from the installed system on the hard drive. Once booted, the disc can be read fine ...
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Is it possible to install an old version of Mac OS on a new Mac?

I know that Apple doesn't want me to run a version of Mac OS older than the one my Mac came with, but is there a way around this? For example: if I buy a new Retina MacBook Pro, is there a way to run ...
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Can't install Mountain Lion on a machine that has Mavericks installed, even on a separate disk/partition

I have upgraded my Mac mini 2012 to Mavericks, and everything is running quite well. However, it turns out that I need to also run Mountain Lion sometimes (a piece of hardware I need to use is not ...
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App Store says app is “INSTALLING” but nothing happens

I upgraded an old MacBook Pro to Mavericks, and I am now trying to download Xcode. In App Store I searched for "xcode", found it, clicked "Install". It is now saying "INSTALLING", but nothing ...
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Install Mavericks on Unsupported MacBook 4,1

I've spent the last 2 days trying to install Mavericks on my MacBook 4,1. It is from Early 2008. It is unsupported, but I would like to install Mavericks on it. Is there a workaround for bypassing the ...
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“sudo apt-get install” on OS X Mavericks

My understanding is that you need to install 'Fink' before an apt-get will work in the Terminal on OS X, but there isn't a Fink binary installer yet for Mavericks. Does anyone know what the best ...
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Formatted MBP. Can't install Mavericks

I've formatted my Macbook, and attempting to reinstall Mavericks, but I have a problem. I access my Internet via an access point that requires me to log in via the web interface. When the formatted ...
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How to install eyeD3 on OSX?

Can't seem to install eye3D, any ideas? matts-MacBook-Pro:~ matt$ sudo pip install eye3D Downloading/unpacking eye3D Could not find any downloads that satisfy the requirement eye3D Cleaning up... No ...
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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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Adding a new executable to the PATH environment variable?

I'm trying to install this library called phantomjs. The instructions include this line: http://code.google.com/p/phantomjs/wiki/BuildInstructions For convenience, copy the executable ...
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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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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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Bash Script to Auto-Update (and reboot) all Updates to Mavericks & Yosemite?

I'm seeking a script that I can execute on a newly installed Mavericks or Yosemite computer, that will install all updates, rebooting as necessary and starting again automatically. For instance, I'd ...
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Installing Lion from custom DIY DVD or USB fails

After upgrading to Lion my computer is really slow. Chrome-takes-a-minute-to-open-a-tab slow. I decided to do a clean Lion install and copy all my stuff to see if that fixes it, so I got a new hard ...
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Building a minimal OS image

Are there tools or guidelines for slimming an OSX installation down to the minimum needed to run particular applications? I would be interested in the case both with or without the GUI layer. A tool ...
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Flash player unable to proceed with the installation

I have difficulties installing the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (14.0.0.125) on my Mac OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks). Every time I do so, it fails at 90% with the following error message. Error: ...
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Is it possible to permanently install PyCharm?

I am quite new to OS X and I have just discovered a fantastic Python IDE, which is PyCharm. The problem is that every time I want to start it, I need to click on its installer, which apparently is ...
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Cannot install anything using iPad App Store

I currently have a problem with the App Store on my iPad. The problem is that whenever I click on "Free" and "Install", nor is the app installed, nor does the window appear which should ask for my ...
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Enter user/pass dialog for acrobat app install: no text visible, can't type into text boxes / press buttons (pic)

Has anyone ever seen this? I wish I could describe it better, but I hoped the picture could do the talking. This is on a clients computer, running Mavericks, and as you can see trying to install ...
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Asinine message preventing me from installing Xcode on 10.9.4 [duplicate]

Every time I try to install Xcode from within the Mac App Store, I get "Download for free? This item will be added to your Purchases and will be available even if your Family Sharing Status changes". ...
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Apple or BASH script to automatically install multiple apps

I would like to create a script to install a group of programs. The PKG files reside on a Windows file share. I current can install them one at a time through the Terminal using the following syntax: ...
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Unable to install Eclipse for all users

I would like to set up Eclipse to run for all users of a Mac running OS X 10.9.4 (Mavericks). I logged in to the administrator account (User) and did the following: I installed the latest version ...
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How can I run Warcraft III (a PowerPC app) on OS X Mountain Lion?

When I tried to install Warcraft III I got this nice message that says: You can’t open the application “Installer.app” because PowerPC applications are no longer supported. So what's the best ...
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Where to install libraries such as hdf5

I'm trying to install HDF5 and SZIP following http://www.ulmer.org/2014/building-hdf5-for-os-x-mavericks/[this description]. However, I'm wondering where to install it (on mavericks). Google didn't ...
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how to install inkscape in Mac OS X 10.9.1

I need help installing inkscape on My MAC OS X 10.9.1 I have followed http://www.inkscape.org/en/download/mac-os/ to install inkscape but not able to run inkscape and facin problem for x11 ...
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Show output of postinstall script in Apple's installer window

I use a lengthy postinstall script for an installer package. The postinstall script produces lots of log output which is written to /var/log/installer.log. Is there any chance to show this output ...
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How can I determine the invoking user in an Apple installer postinstall script

I want to build an apple installer .pkg where I run a postinstall script after the files have been copied by the installer. The script is run and everything works perfect except that all the commands ...
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Keeping old version of software while updating to new version

On my OSx I want to be able to switch version of software I use. Like right now I have Firefox 29, but I want to try firefox 32. is there a way I can download and install version 32 and keep the old ...
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OS X Lion installer gives an error trying to run

I just downloaded OS X Lion DMG and am trying to install it. When i double click on the DMG file a new window popups with setup instructions. After choosing a disc drive target to install on to I get ...
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The item “.VolumeIcon.icns” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible

I am trying to install an app in OSX. But I am getting the below error The item “.VolumeIcon.icns” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible. When I get into the Applications, I'm able to see ...
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Keyboard/Mouse Not Responsive During Bootcamp Windows 8 Install

I'm trying to install a copy of Windows 8 via Bootcamp on my late-2013 13" Retina Macbook Pro. Everything goes fine up until it asks me to pick a home screen color and name my computer. The built-in ...
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Install Ghostscript on OS X 10.9 using DMG file

I want to install Ghostscript on my OS X 10.9 using a valid DMG file, where can i find it?
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How To Change the name of different install partitions on USB drive

I seached the whole stack exchange & the inter webs about how to change the names of this install partitions of my USB harddrives. I want them called i10.5 i10.6 i10.7 i10.8 i10.9 Anyone the ...
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Reinstall assembler, /usr/bin/as

I've lost /usr/bin/as. How does one reinstall it? There's no as in the /usr/bin of my recovery partition. Reinstalling XCode and command line tools didn't help. I haven't been successful compiling ...
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Create bootable USB of Ubuntu on Mac for a failed partial ubuntu install

So I have 3 computers at my disposal, and would like to wipe my failed partial ubuntu update on COMP1 (which is also locked out from incorrect logins) (originally 12.04, failed partial of 14.04) and ...
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library not found for -lstdc++-static

I'm trying to build wxFormBuilder_v3.5.0-beta-source on Mac OS X 10.9.4 and yes I have XCode installed and have successfully built/installed C++ projects on this machine before. It comes with a shell ...
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I am trying to compile Varnish caching on my Mac OS X

When I do (as root): ./autogen.sh I get this error: + glibtoolize --copy --force ./autogen.sh: line 44: glibtoolize: command not found And then when I do this: ./configure ...