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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1answer
144 views

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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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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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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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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1answer
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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 ...
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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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1answer
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Can't see install disc for Linux Mint in VirtualBox

Trying to install Mint 17 Cinnamon via VirtualBox on my MBP OSX10.9.4, with 3 different discs (various makes) made on several machines (Win and Linux). I was able to deploy vm with CentOS 6.4 with a ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to interrupt installation procedure at power on

My friend is bringing back a new Macbook Air from abroad to the UK for me. New rules have been put in place to power up electronic devices in hand luggage as part of new security measures ...
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1answer
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Does any data go into SSD from bootable OS USB (besides OS itself)?

I made a bootable OS 10.6 in my external HD with Disc Utility's partition & restore functions (with the "source" (as OS disc) and "destination" method...) And I used that to do a clean OS install ...
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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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Can't install zeroMQ on Mavericks

I am starting with zeroMQ but could get it to work. I installed zeroMQ from tarball using the following commands: $ ./autogen.sh $ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/pkg-config-0.23 ...
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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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1answer
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Should I use a package manager?

I want to keep keep track of which files belong to which application, so that when I uninstall an application, I can be sure all of its files are gone, including configuration files, dependencies it ...
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Changes in installer in 10.9.3 (probably)

I have an old Sprint USB Cellular card that I hold onto because the account has (grandfathered) unlimited service. The software for the thing hasn't been updated since early 2011 - but despite ...
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1answer
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OS X Server Mavericks stuck on “Preparing Services”

I am trying to install OS X Server app version 3 on Mavericks system. I tried everything, including manually deleting all server app files and making clean install, but nothing works. Whenever I start ...
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328 views

Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?

When OS X is installed, does the installer: write only generic files (that will work on any machine supported by that OS), or customise the installation to a specific machine type in any way? (If ...
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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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1answer
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Can I simply install a fresh OS X without a thumb drive?

I've always installed a new OS X install via a thumb drive. However, at that time, I only had a single hard drive. Now, I have two hard drives, but the question is: Do I still need a thumb drive now? ...
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1answer
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OS X installer guidelines

At first, please forgive discussed rather question type. I need to build opensource software installer for OS X but I am not familiar with OS X conventions. Mentioned opensource software is complex ...
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85 views

Can't install OS X, shows a message to restart Macbook, repeats

I have an installation disk for OS X but when I turn on the Macbook it shows the Apple icon, then goes to a screen of codes and an error message that tells me to restart my Macbook. Once I do, it then ...
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1answer
35 views

How can I upgrade Silverlight so that I can stream Netflix /

How can I install/upgrade Silverlight so that I can run Netflix?
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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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Why don't I have to install programs?

I've just started using a Mac for iOS development, coming from two decades of Windows use, and I'm astonished and confounded to find that there's no installation process for Mac programs....you just ...
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Repackaging .pkg files without installing/unpacking

Recently I was tasked with finding out a way to prepare OS X applications for automatic distribution to multiple machines. Most applications require some tampering with their preferences before ...
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Permission error on postinstall from App Store

I'm trying to install an application using the App Store on Mavericks. The download succeeds, but the install hangs at the very end of the process. I've been through the standard procedures ...
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Truecrypt install fails - 3 out of 6 hunks FAILED

The first is just to show you where the installation is at this moment: n102:~ hendrikwindel$ brew info truecrypt truecrypt: stable 7.1a http://truecrypt.org/ Conflicts with: fuse4x Not ...
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1answer
286 views

Xcode Update SDK to 10.9

I ran the update for Mavericks as well as the Xcode 5.1 update (build 5B130a) and I can't find a way to update my OS X SDK from 10.8 to 10.9 (The only updates that show up are iOS SDK 6.1 and the ...
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1answer
257 views

How to install coqide (or such) with brew

I went into a lot of troubles getting coq installed on my Mac (Mavericks) and it actually didn't install coqide along… Unfortunately 'brew options coq' has no results so I don't know how to install ...
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2answers
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Purchasing OS X Mavericks for a fresh install

I have a Mac Mini here that I just reset (wiped everything). When I try to reinstall OS X Mavericks through the "Install OS X" interface, I am seeing this error message: This Apple ID has not ...
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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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1answer
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Install 10.8 on an external drive from 10.9 [duplicate]

I have OS X v10.9. I downloaded v10.8 installer from the AppStore in order to install it on an external drive. However, when launching the installer it says that it can't be installed on this computer ...
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1answer
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Install softwares on other partitions

I have partitioned my HD in three parts, system, work and private. I was trying to install R in work volume but it failed because it could find OS? So is it necessary to install all SWs on system, or ...
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Install Lion partition on the latest iMac

I tried to create 3 partitions, one for the current OSX Mavericks, one for Lion and one for the installation dmg, but it seems that the Fusion drive doesn't allow me to create more than 2 partitions. ...
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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: 1. Copy a file to `/tmp` (it's an ...
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1answer
644 views

Deleted all partitions from Mac mini except Boot Camp, now can't reinstall OS X

I have a Mac Mini without DVD drive (2010), and I used Boot Camp to install Windows 8. Everything worked but after I played in Windows with the partitions (I wanted to expand the partition of the ...
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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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2answers
195 views

Unable to install R-2.11.1.pkg and up to R-3.0.2 in Mac OSX 10.8.5

I have an iMac 2013 with a Fusion Drive and OSX 10.8.5. No plans to migrate to Mavericks yet. I have had issues also with x11 that I've solved with a "direct" install: installer -pkg ...
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357 views

How can OS X be installed from ISO file on a Mac?

How can OS X be installed from an ISO file on a Mac? I have downloaded OS X Mountain Lion ISO file (4.42GB) as my MacBook fails to boot and I want to do a fresh installation.