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

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Install Files to Default Location greyed out in Pacifist

I am trying to install Cydia Impactor on MacOS Catalina but get the message "Impactor can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software". Following suggestion at https://...
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Installing phpMyAdmin in OSX using brew

I am trying to install phpMyAdmin in OSX using brew and I get this error. How should I fix it? ~/Downloads  git -C /usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/homebrew/homebrew-core fetch --unshallow remote: ...
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Trying to install a new macOS but it says I need Wi-Fi to continue but I have no option to add Wi-Fi

So I’m trying to reinstall macOS onto my Macbook Air and it’s telling me that I need to add Wi-Fi to continue. The only thing is it doesn’t give me the option to add my Wi-Fi. How can I resolve this ...
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Can I generate a standalone binary package from a HomeBrew, MacPorts, Fink source?

The idea is this: Have a dedicated Mac for building the ports. This Mac has HomeBrew, or MacPorts, or Fink installed. Compile a port on this Mac, and produce a binary package that can be distributed ...
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Mac OS X Tiger installation on VirtualBox freezes at verbose command line

I'm trying to install Mac OS X 10.4 on VirtualBox, but no matter how hard I try, it keeps freezing at the verbose mode command line after: Got boot device = IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCIO@...
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How to tell whether a re-install failed

I tried to do a re-install, and got a message that it could not be done. I tried again, and when I came back before the predicted two-plus hours were complete, it was at log in screen. So I don't ...
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Installing XCode from a USB (or similar workarounds)

I initially posted this on Stack Overflow, but I think this might be the better place for it. I'm trying to install XCode on an old Mac with about 40GB of space, which isn't enough to install XCode (...
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Homebrew won't install from casks

I've just wiped & reinstalled my M1 Macbook Pro (Monterey 12.4), and at some point during setup Homebrew has stopped working when installing from cask - the download completes, then nothing. It ...
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Selecting correct installation disk

I'm trying to install a piece of software (specifically JMP Pro 16) onto my Macbook Air running OS Monterey. When I get to the "Destination Select" screen of the install process, it gives me ...
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weird xcodebuild install prompt out of the blue

I ugraded to macOS Monterrey a few days ago. Yesterday, without having done anything, I get this prompt. The annoying thing is that if I click Cancel it just reappears. I didn't ask for this, so I ...
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Install macOS Monterey.app does not appear to be a valid OS installer application. No /Volumes/Shared\ Support

Tried to make USB stick with Monterey installer and got Install macOS Monterey.app does not appear to be a valid OS installer application. There is an answer on this portal Install macOS Monterey.app ...
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Fresh OSX Install Failing

I have a MacBook Pro A1990 EMC3215 (2018 15", either i7 or i9 [I'm not sure which]). I'm having trouble reinstalling the OS. When I try a fresh install using Command-Option-r via WiFi, I get a -...
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MacBook Pro 4.1, can't install OSX Yosemite or El Capitan

I have a MacBook pro 4.1 (17 in, mid 2008), and for the life of me I can't get MacOS Yosemite or El Capitan to install. I would like to get El Capitan on the machine, as it is the newest version of ...
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Installer is getting failed while running post install script

The installer is getting failed while running the post-install script with error: *** Couldn't posix_spawn: error 2 We are importing the certificate in the post-install script for validation. ...
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Stuck in macOS Utilities while reinstalling macOS

I’m trying to reinstall my macOS, but now I’m stuck in macOS Utilities. And when I want to reinstall macOS Sierra I get "Permission denied":
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Updated installation guide on Mathics installation?

Yet again, installing Mathics is difficult. I'm running this: git clone https://github.com/Mathics3/mathics-core cd mathics-core python3 mathics/main.py But I get this error: Traceback (most recent ...
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Prevent reboot on mount

After dismissing the notifications for months I finally let macOS upgrade from Mojave to something more recent, I think Catalina. The process failed, and I get a black screen at startup. After trying ...
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looking for a way to script a mac os install

I have 100+ laptops that I need to image to Catalina and want a way to script the install. I know this at the very least used to be possible because it worked for us in the past. My goal is to option ...
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Homebrew to install Homebank

I'm running the latest version of MacOS Big Sur 11.6.5. I think Homebank is properly installed after verification but is listed with packages and not cask. Both brew and Homebank are up to date and ...
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My M1 MBP doesn't let me boot into my Ubuntu Installer USB. I tried rEFInd but I couldn't mount my EFI drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my 64GB USB. I used Unetbootin to install an aarch64 Ubuntu 20.10 ISO to my USB. When I restart into Startup Options, I only see "Options" and "...
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MacBook early 2013 install for Monterey, system will only boot with USB drive first

macOS Monterey installation worked on my MacBook model A1425, but it will not boot to the hard drive directly, must it be missing the boot partition. It requires the USB installation drive to start, ...
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Install macOS Monterey.app does not appear to be a valid OS installer application

I tried to follow the existing guides explaining how to make a bootable install USB drive for OSX Monterey. However after downloading Monterey, formatting the USB, and running the following as root: /...
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pkg installer error in macOS 12.3: rights in /Library/Application Support

Are there any changes in the rights of the folder /Library/Application Support starting with macOS 12.3? Our application refuses to install, our postinstall script fails to create a folder (and files ...
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How to reinstall Mac OS X from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I bought a 2010 iMac (iMac11,2) at an op shop today, to upgrade from my 2007. All fine, except it's (solely) running Ubuntu (turn it on, you hear the Mac boot up sound and a second later it's the ...
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How much free space is needed to extract Xcode 13.3 .xip?

With 37 GB free I'm still unable to extract the xip for Xcode 13.3. How much free space does it require to succeed? The xip itself is 11 GB so that's obviously no indication. The closest I could get ...
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Install a package with an expired certificate

I just noticed I can double-clik, open and install a .pkg package installer that has an expired certificate without any popup like "This package is from an developer whose certificate has expired&...
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How can I create a PKG installer that can be installed on an external drive?

I am trying to create a PKG installer with pkgbuild which lets the user decide if they want to put a part of the data to an external drive. I already did set the customLocationAllowAlternateVolumes to ...
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2014 MBP No More Operating System / Boot usb not Detected

I have a mid-2014 MBP that I tried to downgrade but unfortunately ended up wiping out everything in the hard disk. Once it restarted, it doesn’t startup anymore and only the long press on [Option] ...
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Preventing macOS installers from disappearing from the boot drive

Until recently, I've kept installers for several different versions of macOS in my Application folder to create bootable installer disks. Lately I've noticed that they just seem to disappear. I'm ...
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MacPorts: warning and failure of port installation

Trying to install via MacPorts the recent Inkscape port update to @1.1.2 failed on High Sierra. Tracing the installation with sudo port -t install inkscape results in warnings ---> Building ...
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Create a bootable High Sierra under macOS Big Sur [duplicate]

I need to reinstall HighSierra on an old MacBook pro but I can only create the bootable USB on an iMac that runs Big Sur. And I can't unpacked the highsierra package for it's too old for the iMac I'm ...
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Unblock app Mac labels as unidentified developer with xattr

I recently asked how to unblock a binary from Mac's complaint that it's not identified. See How to unblock binary from use because Mac says it is not from identified developer. The solution of ...
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Issue reinstalling macOS Mojave after failed Ubuntu installation

I have a MacBook Pro 15 on which I tried to install Ubuntu 20.04 as my host OS. However, the installation has failed. Whilst waiting for the Linux forums to help me out with the installation, I am ...
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Force macOS to accept app - "cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified" [duplicate]

I installed Lyx and TexStudio on my Mac. I get this message when I try to open both: Is there a way to override this? I can understand why Apple does this but would like to override if possible. Here ...
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Install Windows 11 on Boot Camp

Even though Macs don't meet the TPM and Secure Boot requirements of Windows 11, how can I install Windows 11 on a Mac using Boot Camp anyway?
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MacPorts: What does "Port Health" mean?

I have an old Mac (El Capitan) and MacPorts was suggested in other post in this same network to accomplish some updates for some tools/software. I've already watched some videos about how to install ...
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How to unblock binary from use because Mac says it is not from identified developer

I have a binary from work that I'm trying to run. I keep getting an error that “my-binary-amd64” cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified. I've looked up solutions online and so far I'...
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Activate M1 MBP without contacting Apple servers

I'd like to have an airgapped M1 macbook, with some form of backup/disk cloning in case of hardware failures. Is there a way I can completely wipe/restore an M1 MacBook Pro without an internet ...
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Disk Utility with extra Mac HD after clean install on Monterey (formerly Big Sur)

Not sure if I need to re-format and re-install again. Is it normal to see so many Mac HD, and should I try to remove the extra ones? Had some HD issue where somehow there was no space left and thus ...
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Xcode constantly asks for command-line tools

Homebrew requires the XCode command-line tools to work. It never complains they are missing. But every time I do anything else that launches XCode, XCode itself asks me to install the command-line ...
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MBP 2017 with Windows dual-boot cannot be reinstalled

My MBP2017 with dual-boot doesn't boot in OSX anymore and I cannot recover it. The default boot is Windows, it starts and is working OK. When I use Alt/Option, I see the both options MacHD and ...
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How to create a bootable installer for macOS (or OS X) for a Mac without macOS (or OS X) installed? [duplicate]

I have a Mac mini which appears to be a 2014 model with an Intel processor. The internal disk has failed completely and has been replaced with a known-good 1 TB SATA SSD. I have access to Linux hosts, ...
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homebrew installed librdkafka to /opt/homebrew/Cellar/ instead of /usr/local/Cellar/

I'm on Mac Monterey (Apple cpu) and I've installed librdkafka: https://github.com/edenhill/librdkafka using homebrew. It has installed to /opt/homebrew/Cellar/librdkafka/ However, online sources ...
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iWork'09 retail installation DVD : does the language and/or region matter?

Does iWork'09 retail DVD allow installation in any language or shall one care about it? Example: Can on install iWork in German from a DVD purchased in the US? Is iWork'09 retail DVD the same ...
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SQL Developer will not start after Monterey upgrade

SQL Developer will not start after Monterey upgrade There does not appear to be any error message or indication of failure. I edited the product.conf file for SQL developer. I added the following line:...
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MacBook 5,2 on 10.13.6 has no recovery, single user mode, or admin account

I wanted to do a clean install of El Capitan, because my system was very slow. So then, I tried booting into the recovery partition, and I got a "prohibited icon". When I boot into macOS, at ...
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How do I know which files to transfer from /user/Library during a by-hand migration onto a new Mac?

My 2019 Mac, running High Sierra, recently crashed. The data has been recovered by the computer store folks onto a hard drive. I just bought a new M1 Mac, which is still in its box and which I assume ...
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Install macOS from external hard drive on my Macbook Pro

My Macbook Pro has the prohibitory symbol I am in a remote location where I can't connect to the internet for a long time. I have the macOS Monterey installer saved on an external hard drive. I ...
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Python 3.9 does not find packages that work with Python 3.8

I have a hard time understanding how Python is installed on my Mac. Not sure if it is important, but I have a Macbook Pro with an M1 Pro chip and come from years of using Linux with a package-manager ...
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Installing Soundflower on Intel Macs with Big Sur or Monterey

There is a website titled "Signed Version for macOS Big Sur (11.1) and earlier" with a link which causes the file Soundflower-2.0b2.dmg to be downloaded. This file contains the Soundflower....
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