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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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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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Mac App Store app can't be uninstalled, won't finish installing

So I went to download and install McSolitaire thinking it might be a fun game. Well, something went wrong during the install process. Now I've got a half-downloaded app in my Applications and the ...
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Mac package installer installs the folder “Contents” in /Applications instead of the bundle

When I try to use packaging with my .app to create a Mac installer, and I run the installer, it creates me a folder named "Contents" in my /Applications folder, instead the "bundle app" as it should. ...
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OS X Internet Recovery doesn't see SSD drive

I wanted to do a clean install and booted from OS X recovery partition. In disk utility I selected "erase" option. SSD was working correctly before that. Now, if i startup, the only way to proceed is ...
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Clean Install of OS X El Capitan with USB Stick Made Prior to 2/14/2016 - No Error

I just completed a clean install of OS X El Capitan with a USB stick made prior to February 14, 2016 but did not get the error message that the "This copy of the Install OS X El Capitan application ...
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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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Tomcat Installation Scenarios [on hold]

We are planning to introduce tomcat into our infrastructure, we are currently considering two install options. 1) Download the package manually from tomcat.apache.org and install it. 2) Use the RPM ...
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If I pre-downloaded the windows support software, How do I install it?

Im attempting to install windows 10 onto my 15" mid 2015 macbook pro. I'm running the latest version of el capitan and the latest version of bootcamp which no longer contains the checkmark screen that ...
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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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Installing Casper; a program that needs to be placed in a directory on my PATH

I need to install software but I don't understand how to do so. I have downloaded a file which contains 5 files which includes a Unix Executable file which when I open displays this: Last login: Tue ...
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How Do I Install Windows 8 without deleting my Mac OS X Partitions?

Ok, so I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 on my Mac and I've reached a point in the windows setup that has asked me where I want to install windows. I didn't want to accidentally delete my Mac OS so I ...
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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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.pkg and .dmg won't verify, and the usual steps to solve don't work

I am trying to install the update for Echo Livescribe pens and when I launch the app, I get a 'verifying livescribe Software.pkg..." message that never progresses. I tried following these directions: ...
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How to re-install iOS SDK in Xcode?

Xcode gives me an error when looking for iPhoneOS 8.3 SDK. The path exists in my filesystem but contains only one unrelated file. Xcode tells me I have that version already installed inside ...
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My iPhone 5 isn't downloading apps

There are a few apps that I found online that I'm trying to download, but my phone isn't letting me. When I click the link and it brings me to the app store, I click the "get" button, and then the "...
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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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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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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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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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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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.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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Can't find installed software

Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but I've tried all sorts of things, and need help. I needed to use some software from the Internet, so I got some installers for them. All of them are .dmg and ...
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Installing Xcode command line tools error: The package “DeveloperToolsCLI.pkg” is untrusted

When I try to install the Xcode Command Line Tools I get the error message: "The package “DeveloperToolsCLI.pkg” is untrusted." I can't seem to find the answer to this problem anywhere, how do you fix ...
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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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/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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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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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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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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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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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 (⌘ ...