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How do I install macports successfully?

Right now it's stuck at Running packages scripts And here is the log: Aug 28 13:48:52 Alejandro installd[9247]: ./postinstall: MacPorts base version 2.1.2 installed, Aug 28 13:48:52 Alejandro ...
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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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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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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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Can I somehow monitor which files/folders are added by an installer?

I'm wondering where the installer for Dell printer drivers puts its files. I didn't find any in "All My Files", also the contents of my Application/Dell folder stayed unchanged. Is there a way to ...
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Stuck in 10.6.8 to 10.11 upgrade installation, no recovery disk available

In attempting to upgrade from OS X 10.6.8 to El Capitan I've run into a bit of stalemate. The installation is unable to complete(indeed, it seems to barely commence) due to issues "verifying or ...
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Issues with Anki and BasicTeX

My last Mac worked with Anki to display LaTeX formatted equations but I am still, but I haven't been able to transfer it over. My steps thus far: I obviously downloaded and installed Anki and ...
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Why after installing MacPorts the kernel_task RAM size raised x1.5?

I noticed that before installing MacPorts the kernel_task RAM usage was about 200-300 Mb. After installing that the process is using 482.5 Mb real RAM. What are the components (maybe .kexts, which ...
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Problems with tesseract and leptonica on OS X

after sudo port selfupdate, sudo port install leptonica and sudo port install tesseract I have what seem to be serious deficiencies. Tesseract wont even recognize .tiff files! pro:Images me$ ...
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Problems installing Lion onto a USB drive

I'm having problems installing Lion onto a USB drive. On a Lion MacBook Pro I saved the 'Install Mac OS X Lion.app' application, ran it and selected the USB drive as the destination of the install. ...
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Remote installation of Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 as an upgrade, not a fresh install

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions (or know if its even possible) to remote upgrade a fleet of Macs from 10.6.8 to 10.8 remotely. I presume I can push the installESD through ARD, but I want it to ...
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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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“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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Error installing OSX El Capitan

I am trying to install OSX El Capitan in a Mac Mini but I get the error: OS X could not be installed on your computer! A disk with a mount point is required Quit the installer to ...
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Homebrew installation failed on OS X El Capitan. Uninstall won't work. How do I start over and reinstall?

I'm trying to install Homebrew. Running OS X 10.11.1. When installing, I got an error message. I now can't retrieve the output I got, but there were several "fatal" errors. When trying to reinstall ...
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How can I emulate Atari games on my iMac

I am trying to play "Trailblazer", an old Atari game, on my 2011 iMac. I installed an emulator called "Stella". I have ROMs for this game in .bin, .stx, .tap, .cas, .atr, .cpgz, .st formats, but only ...
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Services From One Boot Drive Have Installed Themselves On Clean Install Of Another OS On Different Boot Drive

I have a Mac Mini Server with two internal SSDs. Until today, I had only ever installed an OS, Mt. Lion, on one of those drives and the other had remained largely empty, except for when I needed to ...
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How To Create A Bootable USB Installer for Windows, Linux and OSX?

How can I use my 120GB USB Drive as an ultimate IT tool? I want to have the following ISOs partitioned off and accessible through a bootloader (any): Windows 5,6,7,8,10 OSX 10.6,7,8,9,10 GParted ...
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unable to install Google's Droid Sans Mono font

I've downloaded Droid Sans, Droid Serif, and Droid Sans Mono fonts from google.com/fonts and the first two have installed just fine. OS X 10.9.5. I'm extracting the font file from the download ZIP ...
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Problems while compiling ncmpcpp [configure: error: libmpdclient >= 2.1 is required!]

I am trying to compile ncmpcpp|mpd in Snow Leopard 10.6.8, but it failed, since libmpdclient 2.1 dependency is missing. I didn't find any working dependency for libmpdclient 2.1 that uses the gcc ...
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Cannot clean-install OS Yosemite 10.10 “File system verify or repair failed”

MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012 (Core i5 2500 Mhz/13.3"/1280x800/4096Mb) with SSD Samsung MZ-7KE512BW I had to replace my hard drive, now I have an SSD. I've been trying to install (any possible) operating ...
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MacTeX installation failed on MacBookPro10

I am trying to install MacTeX on my MacBook Pro running OS X version 10.9.5 but I get weird errors. I've tried two different packages from Jun 2013 and 2014. Using the Jun 2014 package, I can ...
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Adobe Flash player won't install on my mac

I'm trying to update Adobe Flash player on my mac OsX 10.6 with Safari. Everything was working out in the update process until I clicked 'Install Adobe Flash player' and it requested my mac's username ...
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Install or Remove Windows 7 or later version - this option is Not avaiable how do i Fix it?

Install or Remove Windows 7 or later version - this option is Not available Check On My iMac Screenshort ... How Do i Fix it ?
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You can only install this software on the disk that is running os x

I have 2 disks in my Mac - a new SSD which is my boot drive, and the original disk which came with the mac, which still has OSX installed on it (I haven't figured out what to use this drive for yet). ...
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Correct Filesystem Setup?

Recently I did a fresh install of OSX Yosemite on my Macbook Pro. I followed these instructions to create a USB install drive, and I then used the Disk Utility app from that booted USB drive to erase ...
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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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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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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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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 to install a java 1.6 jdk on my maverick mac

I have jsd 1.7 on my machine and I want to install 1.6 as well I couldn't find a way to do so. Anybody know?
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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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Clean Windows 8 install on new Mac Pro (late 2013)

I have a new Mac Pro that I want to install windows 8.1 on. I will use my older mac pro for osx and on the new mac pro, I do not want any osx partitions. When I boot with the option key pressed and ...
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Why can't I upgrade to Mavericks?

Why is it not possible for me to upgrade to Mavericks? The situation: Info on my iMac: OS X 10.8.5 3,06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. 8 GB RAM 1067 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 512 MB Disk: Free: ...
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Error during install Leopard on iBook G4, now can't mount drive

I have an iBook G4 that was running 10.3.9 and I was attempting to install 10.5 via Firewire transfer as the optical drive is not working. During the install, the power lead failed and the laptop ...
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Buy SSD With OS X 10.9 Pre-Installed?

Is it a reasonable ask to have my local hardware store pre image Mavericks onto the new 2.5 laptop SSD, or does OS X have a bunch of setup configs it has to run? I intend to do the hardware install ...
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Installing BackTrack Via VMware

I use VMware and I would like to be able to turn a partition of the hard drive into BackTrack. Is there any way to do this as I have been unable to create a live CD/USB because of Mac's bad ...
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Proxy setup to install Mountain Lion

On my work place and at home I have networks using a proxy. For security reasons (it is correctly filtering most form of web based attacks), I don't want to remove it or to modify an healthy network ...
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How preconfigure os x install image for automatic install?

I want to build a custom system image of OS X (say ML). I want to install it on the virtual machine (not really important). I want a never-boot image (i.e. not a preinstalled image) fully configured. ...
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Users application shared data

I have an application which requires some data to be shared between multiple users who may use a machine. I understand there is a /Library/Application Support/ directory where shared information can ...
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Remote Install Mountain Lion for MacBook Air

Let's say I have an disc or ISO of Mountain Lion on a Macbook Pro. And I have a Macbook Air (with Leopard). How can I install Mountain Lion on the Air?
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What does UEFI need to attempt to boot from a partition?

I'm the Windows guy on our team, and the Mac guy doesn't have an answer for me, so I'm hoping someone here specializes in both enough to help me out. To be very terse, I have a custom WinPE image to ...
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Clean Install Snow Leopard without Disk — Build 10K549

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) -- shipped with Snow Leopard (Lion hadn't come out yet) -- that I need to wipe and reinstall. This is for security/privacy/performance purposes, so the goal ...
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Setting user & group in a new installation (Mac)

Our product is an Audio Units that needs to be installed in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/ In order to allow automatic updates, we need to create the Audio-Unit bundle (ourapp.component) with ...
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mac mini server installation fails

I am trying to reinstall a clean copy of Leopard Server on my Mac mini server. I have erased both disks and tried to reinstall the OS, but it's always stuck at 36 minutes. The installation ...
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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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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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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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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 ...