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Can't run OpenJDK macOS Catalina “Can't verify it's not a Virus”

I downloaded OpenJDK 13 from the official website and extracted it to my /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/ folder. If I now try to run it with java -version I get a prompt saying something around the ...
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macOS Catalina: Install Slows and Errors on MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012)

For around 6 months I had intermittent issues with my MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012) where it was randomly ending up on the folder with a question mark icon, or the no-entry icon. It used a 250GB ...
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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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macOS installations shows less space than I have

I cleared my system to install the BigSur beta: So I have 62 GB free space. But when Im in the installation process its shows the following: Just 28 GB free space. How can I fix this? when I look up ...
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Where does macOS really install the SF Pro Text fonts? [duplicate]

I know that it's limited for creative use Apple's proprietary fonts, and required downloading a DMG from Apple's Design Resources and installing so you can use it on your design tools, despite it ...
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Installing MongoDB Enterprise on MacOS Catalina Version 10.15.5 (19F101)

I'm completely new to macOS, I used to use GNU/Linux for more than a decade. Now I want to install the MongoDB Enterprise edition. I downloaded it, unpacked it, but when I want to run the mongo ...
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“jdk-14.0.1.jdk” is damaged and can’t be opened - when installing JMC / JFR afterwards

I get the above message when trying to run my JDK. I installed it last week and it works fine during the day. I then Shutdown my laptop and when I re-start it the next day I get this message when I ...
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Installing .pkg with terminal ?

Is it possible to install a .pkg using a terminal ? (I wanted to install an app through ssh).
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Wiped drive, now can’t reinstall El Capitan from Recovery because the “item is temporarily unavailable”

I wanted to clear room on my computer, so I restarted the computer with cmd+r keys and opened OS X Utilities. I erased my drive and wanted to reinstall OS X El Capitan. After I agreed to the terms ...
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Mojave Boot Camp looping while trying to install Windows 10

tl;dr Unable to install Windows 10 - Assistant looping between download and install screens or time out errors I'm trying to add a Windows 10 Boot Camp to a Mac mini 2012 using Boot Camp Assistant 6.1....
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Is there any way to automate the deployment of refurbished apple products?

I work for a small company that refurbishes apple products as well as PCs. For our windows machines we use a Windows deployment server that automates the installation and allows us to install from the ...
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Should I format my disk when reinstalling macOS?

I'm having some issues with my 16 inch MacBook Pro. It restarts and gives me the "Your computer was restarted because of a problem." prompt. It has done that 5 or 6 times so far. I was advised to do a ...
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MacOS bootable usb stick: This disk is locked

I want to downgrade my macbook air from Catalina to High Sierra and in the process mistakenly erased my Macintosh HD, Macintosh HD Data is still intact. Before erasing, I made a Catalina bootable ...
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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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Using pip vs. MacPorts for installing Python packages

I could install a python package (for example, numpy) on my Mac either via Macports: port install py-numpy or via pip: pip install numpy What are the general pros/cons of each approach? When ...
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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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Creating a OS X El Capitan bootable installer on a MacBook Pro to reinstall a MacBook Air

Is it possible to create a bootable USB installer on a MacBook Pro and use it to install macOS on a MacBook Air? For example, I'd like to use a MacBook Pro to create a bootable USB installer for El ...
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Open MPI broken after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.14.6

After upgrading to 10.14.6, openmpi no longer works on my MacBook Air (2019). Attempting to run any related commands mpicxx or mpiexec produce the error dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/...
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Can't change install location for package (.pkg) file in Installer

I'm looking for a way to change the folder location that a .pkg installs to. When I run .pkg and Installer opens, it only gives me the option to install on my main disk. How do I change this so I can ...
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How to install Java using terminal?

I want to install Java entirely from the terminal without using any GUI. Can anybody give some instructions? I know that I download it with curl, but it seems that curl doesn't play quite nicely with ...
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How to clone an entire disk with Lion (+Rescue) & Bootcamp Partitions

I have a faulty (hardware-wise) drive in my 2011 macbook pro and will probably get a replacement drive from the vendor, but I was wondering whether there is (by now) a way (tool) to clone the disk ...
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How to install Firefox on my Mac laptop [duplicate]

I want to install Firefox browser on my Mac laptop. I go to the Firefox website from Google and click on download. It downloaded a Firefox 77.0.1.dmg file. How do I install Firefox using this file? ...
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Sudden reboot and install screen on login

I just logged in to my MacBook Pro (2015) running Catalina. While entering my password my desktop background disappeared, leaving a white background. On pressing enter, the machine suddenly rebooted. ...
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How to use Wine-devel to install OpenBUGS on Catalina?

My MacBook Air: Catalina 10.15.4 (19E287) I have already installed Homebrew. However, as Wine still requires 32-bit code to run 32-bit Windows software, while Catalina dropped 32-bit code support, I ...
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How to download Xcode header files for Mac OS Catalina?

I'm using Mac OS 10.15.4 Catalina. macOS Mojave had a known issue whereby users need to download missing Xcode headers. I have no headers in /usr/include Multiple StackExchange questions and ...
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How best to reintroduce files after clean MacOS install

I'm having seriously annoying issues with my new MBP. Processes crashing extremely frequently, so that I now have to close about 7 or 8 crash reports before I shut down at night. Issue here: "...
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How can I copy a working Mac Os X Tiger 10.4 install to my new HDD without destroying the Mac Os 9 installed?

I am restoring an ancient PowerPc iMac and I have a very peculiar situation. The iMac has a new ssd drive where Mac Os 9 is installed and works perfectly. I would like to install also 10.4 Tiger but ...
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mojave installer stuck with 17sec left

i downloaded a macOS mojave installer, after download i proceeded to install mojave on my macbook pro mid 2012. Just before completing installation as indicated 17 seconds left. It was like that for ...
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Re-install Python on macOS

I uninstalled Python on my Mac by moving all python-related files in my Mac (including system files) to the trash and emptying the trash. Now, I can't get Python 3 to work at all (despite reinstalling ...
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Install an older version of MacOS onto an external drive without USB installer?

I want to install Mojave onto an external drive, using a Mac that has Catalina as its current OS. The Mac is old enough to run Mojave. A specific form of this question has been asked before, to which ...
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Repeatedly “trying to add a new helper tool” on each restart for same application(s)

Every time I restart my computer, it tries to "add a new helper tool". For instance I have to reinstall shell commands in Atom on every restart, and it prompts with the "An update is ready to install."...
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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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Issue downgrading MacOS Catalina to Mojave using bootable install

I've just got my new Mac computer which came preinstalled with Catalina. To use 32 bit programs, I'm trying to use a bootable install in order to downgrade to Mojave, which I've done before. I ...
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Boot Camp requiring disk on High Sierra

I'm running High Sierra on my late-2009 iMac. In the past, I've not had trouble installing Windows 7 with Boot Camp on older versions of Mac OS But this time, I'm getting the following error before ...
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Installing Postgresq@11 temporarily along with the 12th version which has already been installed

I have Postgresql 12 installed. For a current task I need to install the 11th version too, temporarily, and in such a way that it won't interferer with the 12th version. The latter should keep working ...
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macOS Catalina installer freezes just after choosing disk

I'm trying to install macOS Catalina. Currently I have Mojave, macbook pro 13", mid 2012. System suggested this upgrade so I decided to install it right away :) When Catalina installer started it ...
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How do I install catdoc via homebrew?

I wanted to install catdoc on my Mac Sierra system. I was following the link here: brewformulas.org/Catdoc, but when I run the commands I get an No available formula with the name "catdoc" error. ...
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Visual Studio 2017 installation stuck

I'm trying to install visual studio 2017 on my macbook but the installer is stuck at "preparing to download". I have xcode installed and there is no error in the log: [2020-03-07 12:45:03.634] [Info] ...
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How to install tar.gz file directly from URL efficiently from terminal?

Suppose we have a web url to a .tar.gz file. We could download it, unzip/tar it, and install it. Is there an elegant way of doing all of the above from terminal, preferably with a one-liner? ...
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OS X El Capitan downloaded form apple claims installation is successful, but new OS is not installed [duplicate]

I have a compatible macbook pro (late 2008) for OS 10.11 and wish to upgrade from OS 10.8.5 The download was fine (6.2gb) and the installer began by saying 'will take 7mb of space'. I ran the ...
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How to Install High Sierra on External Drive

I'll try to keep this as simple as possible but it's a little complicated. I am trying to install High Sierra on an external disk. The computer I'm using is running Mojave, however, so it won't run ...
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macOS reports updated printer software after installing manufacturer software

Until today, my Mac Mini, running Catalina (10.15.4) was using the system provided driver to print to and scan from my HP OfficeJet Pro 8620. This also meant that I couldn't use all of the features ...
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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.com/...
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How do I install python pyRAPL module on MacOS?

How do I install python pyRAPL module on MacOS high sierra 10.13.6? The following errors are coming up whenever I try to install. How do I solve it?
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My Mackbook Pro is forcing me to use Remote Management

I recently bought a used MBP Mid-2015 from a local shop with Mojave already installed. I wanted a clean system so I booted to recovery and erased the internal drive and started a reinstall of the os. ...
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21.5" iMac Mid 2010 Won't Boot from USB to Install High Sierra

I tried clean installing High Sierra in by making bootable USB. I did the following: PRAM Reset Pressed Option Key at the Startup Choose USB with Install High Sierra from the Drives The Apple logo ...
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Safe and Sure Way to Install Sierra / Ongoing Regressions in OS X

I am looking to install Sierra from scratch in a straightforward, foolproof manner on an Air currently on Catalina. I've written 'straightforward, foolproof' because it appears that experienced ...
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Can I delete the .dmg files on my Mac once I install the app?

I have recently noticed that my 8-year-old MacBook is slow when loading webpages, and I started going through my files to get rid of old stuff. After a while, I came across a file called "discord.dmg"....
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Install Windows 7 on macoS High Sierra (MBP Late 2011) [duplicate]

Device: MacBook Pro 8,2 (Late 2011) Operating System: macOS High Sierra Security Update: 2020-002 Boot Camp: Version 6.1.0 (6067.60.1) Context: A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to do a ...
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Upgrade nano on Mac OS X

I have followed the suggestion in this answer How do you update the default version of Nano on MacOS without using the homebrew package manager? I have macOS High Sierra. After the installation I ...

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