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The act of putting software onto a computer so it can run

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M1 Air Big Sur 11.1 Recovery Mode Reinstall Not Working

I'm trying to reinstall macOS Big Sur on M1 Air because some of the root directories permissions got messed up and it's not booting after login screen (takes password, stuck in loading screen for a ...
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GarageBand Plugins won't work because developer is not certified

So I was downloading plugins for Garageband. They were Audio Units, so they work with Garageband, and I was also able to drag and drop my Component files into the Components folder, my usual process ...
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How much disk space do the “command line developer tools” take up?

When I run git --version in the Terminal, I get prompted to install the "command line developer tools": What exactly do I get from these "command line developer tools", and how ...
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Help Installing Wine Mono

I installed Wine Mono from its Git page (by git clone), their README file says To build Wine Mono, use the msi or bin target. $ make msi So I go to the directory (cd) then do make msi it outputs: ...
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Is running an app directly after opening .dmg file without installation safer than installing it?

For macos apps downloaded from the Internet, I am kinda paranoid and don't trust most of apps for security reasons, especially I am living in a country which does censorship too much. I think there ...
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Where does Xcode install if macOS is installed on an external drive?

Normally Xcode can only be installed on the internal drive. However, it is possible to install macOS on an external drive. If macOS is installed on an external drive, will xCode still be installed on ...
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Big Sur - Homebrew Install - illegal variable name

Trying to install Homebrew on Big Sur 11.2.3 Using: /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)" in my Terminal Getting: "Illegal ...
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'Update' volume appeared after High Sierra install

This is a spin off from another question. I recently got a 2018 15 MBP with Big Sur on it. I erased the disk and installed High Sierra as I need to run some old software. The install seemed to go fine ...
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Unable to install pgAdmin on MacOS Big Sur; possible verification problem

So, I potentially have a stupid yet hopefully quick issue; I am attempting to install the latest version of pgAdmin onto my Macbook Pro with the M1 chip running Big Sur. When I attempt to open the ...
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Trying to install very old logitech software on Catalina

I realize this probably won't work, but I'm kinda obsessed at this point. I bought a Logitech Broadcaster WiFi webcam without realizing it was quite out of date (2013). I'm trying to get its companion ...
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Verify code signature of a package installer

On macOS when you open an app downloaded from the internet Gatekeeper automatically verifies the code signature and in case of any problem warns you and blocks the app. As far as I understand that ...
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Is there a way to trigger the graphical installer for Rosetta 2 from the command line?

I need a way for a pkg file to trigger the graphical installer for Rosetta 2 as part of its installation process, meaning the pkg file itself needs to declare it supports arm64 and opening it should ...
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Creating an installer (.pkg file) from the command line

I've seen multiple tutorials in how to create an installer to distribute a MacOS application, but they're all very simple examples (just installing an application and placing it in /Applications). To ...
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Error creating bootable Catalina USB installer “The file “InfoPlist.strings” doesn’t exist.” (actually it does exist…)

Just bought a new 64gb USB stick so I can roll back to Catalina from Big Sur, which is causing problems. Going through these instructions: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372 I ran this command: ...
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Failed OSX update and how to fix it

I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012. Until yesterday it had High Sierra. I tried to update to Catalina with an installer I found online, but the installation brakes up every time and starts again, once the ...
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Which partition do I need to format or fix in order to install Sierra or lion?

I have tried in vain to get my MacBook Air back up and running. I did a system restore or reinstall a while back and something broke. I've tried command+R and a bootable USB, there doesn’t appear to ...
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Issue with clean install of macOS on early 2015 MacBook Pro

I tried to install FreeBSD on my SSD on my mac since I was guessing they should be working, but there no drivers for macos and I decided that I should go back at Big Sur. I formatted the disk via the ...
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Install macOS onto external drive without rebooting

Do you know if there is a way to install macOS onto an external drive without having to reboot the computer or go into recovery mode? If this is not possible, is there a way to install macOS in ...
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“startosinstall” is stuck on “Preparing to run macOS Installer…”

I have a MacBook Pro early 2015 running macOS Big Sur and am trying to use startosinstall to install macOS Catalina or High Sierra onto an external SSD. I want to be able to distribute macOS to ...
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Help! Missing Components on a Basic MacOS Lion Reinstallation! Missing StartUp Disk!

I am trying to salvage an old, discarded white macbook 2010 running OS Lion. I went through the usual steps to restart in recovery mode, open disk utility, erase the old files, etc., then quit disk ...
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Mid-2007 MacBook (MacBook2,1) - Software Restore disks

I picked up an old Mid-2007 MacBook a few months back, and I have been playing around with it. But, the one thing that I have not found are the original software restore disks, in iso or physical ...
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Use “startosinstall” to install macOS Catalina on External Drive

I want to use "startosinstall" so that I can install macOS Catalina onto an external hard drive in order to preload MacOS onto multiple SSD's quickly. I've researched into this and have ...
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How to permanently skip a package dependency installation in Brew

How can I make Brew skip attempting to install Python@3.9 during brew upgrade? I have Python@3.8.7 already set globally. BACKGROUND: I'm running High Sierra 10.13.6, and at this time, Brew is ...
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MacOS Mojave Won’t Go To The Second Part Of Installation

I installed the first part of Mojave until it told me to reboot to continue and then it just went to the installer again. Is there any way to manually go to the second part of the installation? Thanks....
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macOS (Big Sur) Internet installation fails near the end

Buying used mac mini 2018 I decided to do a clean system install to be sure that it is clean. I followed the steps from the Apple docs: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201065 signed out of ...
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Bootcamp - Windows 7 Installation Help

I have a mid 2011 21.5” iMac with High Sierra, the disk drive I think has an issue, it writes to DVDs but can’t read. I successfully burned Windows ISO to a DVD+ disk but the drive reads it as blank ...
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Xcode stuck on installing

I just reset my 2018 MacBook Air and upgraded it to macOS Big Sur. One of the first things I did was install XCode through the App Store. It downloaded just fine, but got stuck on installing. I've ...
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Can’t get out of failed big sur install

Help! I made the horrible mistake of trying to update to Big Sur and now I’m stuck in a failed install cycle. I can’t start safe mode, the screen just goes black and nothing else happens. When I ...
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How to use a software installed by “cargo install” (Rust)

I installed with brew install rust, which also installed cargo command. On the Rust homepage they offer a different installation method, but I like to keep everything managed by Homebrew. I then ...
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how remove Apple support screen sharing software

I contacted the Apple support team and the technician asked me to install a software on my macbook so as to share my screen with him. I granted "record screen" permission to this software. A ...
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Cannot install apps via macOS Big Sur App Store

Since upgrading to macOS Big Sur (11.1), my system has been slow and laggy. Many applications upon first action seems to require a 2-4 second load to become responsive - once they've recovered that ...
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Big Sur bootable installer cannot be created or corrupted after creation

I have an iMac 27" 2015 that I want to do a clean install of Big Sur on it. I followed the tutorial on creating the bootable installation media but it failed with an error: "/Applications/...
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OSX “install to usb” wont reboot to usb during install

Trying to install OSX High Sierra on an external USB drive. (I know. Old OS) During install, the mac says it needs to restart. When it restarts, it defaults to booting from the MAC, not the USB drive. ...
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Does erasing the HD and then restoring from time machine backup remove applications?

My wife has a 2017 MBP and after upgrading her OS to Big Sur, the laptop has become dog slow. It takes literally seconds for a new program or browser tab to open. The OS should be called 'Big Slow'. ...
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How to set up a separate environment for QtCreator on macOS Big Sur?

I try to move from Linux to macOS Big Sur with my app development. The app is in an early development stage and there's no platform-dependent code. I am using QtCreator as an IDE and under Linux ...
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Internet recovery fails with different error codes - macOS Catalina

I tried performing an internet recovery (Catalina) on my MacBook Pro Mid 2012 and each time I get a different error, for example: -2000f and -1005f. I have tried this with different WiFi connections. ...
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Mac Book won't install software

I just recently replaced the drive in my MacBook Pro and after partitioning the drive, formatting it correctly, and multiple attempts to install it the process won't complete. When going through the ...
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Oracle VirtualBox installation failed on BigSur M1 Apple laptop

I am trying to install Oracle VirtualBox on Big Sur M1 Apple laptop. Installation failed both on full security and semi-security. Does anyone know of a solution?
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What is the best folder to install your extract-only applications?

I am super new to the mac. So I have a brand new Mac (Big Sur) and I have downloaded Helm. Extracting this archive file is enough to install this kind of applications but I don't know where to put it ...
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“Your computer restarted because of a problem” when installing macOS Big Sur in external SSD?

I have a 21.5 inch retina iMac (2017) which has a malfunction internal SSD, so Ive been using it with a SAMSUNG external SSD connected via USBC/Thunderbolt port to the iMac. This has been working for ...
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Direct link to download for big sur

I'm looking for a way to download Big Sur installer to an external drive. I am trying to create a backup-USB installer - so I can replace my 128 ssd with a larger one. I don't have enough space. I ...
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Using Packages to install and run homebrew

Using Packages to create an installer. The app depends on a package from brew. I added a install.sh to the pre-installation scripts section that has this: #!/bin/bash /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL ...
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is there a better alternative to clean installs?

Effort to reinstall OS on M1 fails when following Apple's published steps; even two Apple Sr. Advisors were stumped by the issue. One felt the computer needed to be returned and the problem could not ...
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Installing old OS X version and the “It may have been corrupted or tampered” message that can't be fixed by changing the date

I am trying to install OS X Yosemite on a dedicated partition of a MBP 13" mid 2012 running Catalina (I need dual boot). I downloaded the file from the official Apple page and followed these ...
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macOS recovery signing and checksums

A question that has occupied me for a long time and I still haven't got the answer. It's about Apple's Internet Recovery. When I read through quite a few pages from Apple, I saw that a signed .dmg was ...
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I only see a .pkg file when restoring from DMG in TransMac. What is wrong?

I finally got my hands on a second-hand MacBook Pro (Early 2011). However, the disk is corrupted and doesn't boot, and Internet Recovery proves ineffective as the OS X Lion Setup fails. This is the ...
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Successfully installed macOS Sierra on USB flash drive, now what?

My mid-2015 MacBook Pro crashed. I replaced the SSD with an Aura Pro X2, but I was not able to install macOS Sierra to it, but I was able to install macOS Sierra to a 16GB USB flash drive. But now ...
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Select the disk where you want to install macOS?

I am trying to revive my mid-2015 MacBook Pro. I installed a new SSD, but when I go through the process of Reinstall macOS, I do not get the new SSD as a choice, it seems like I would have to install ...
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Error Installing Big Sur - Macbook Fails to Boot to OS

I have a MacBook Pro (2018 I think?) and tried upgrading to Big Sur through the OS's "app updates". It successfully downloaded the files, restarted the computer and began the install. The ...
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USB Boot Manager Won't Start

A couple of weeks ago I booted a Mac Mini from a USB drive to install Ubuntu. Now I want to change it to Debian. I replaced Ubuntu on the USB drive. When I hear the boot chime and hold the option key, ...

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