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

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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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Can't erase hard drive or install new OS onto 2007 iMac

I've tried most things i've read online to try to fix this issues to no avail but I'll explain exactly what's happening. I think I accidentally deleted the EFI partition from my Mac which is the ...
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Mac hangs after Snow Leopard installation

I have a white 2007 MacBook, 2.16 GHz, 3GB RAM. It was happily running OS X.6.1 for a while but a friend borrowed it and left a lot of rubbish on it, so thought I'd reinstall Snow Leopard and then up ...
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macOS Mojave clean install installer doesn't start

I wish to perform a clean install of macOS Mojave on my Mid 2013 MacBook Air. I am currently running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. I've done all the steps, from downloading the installer from the Mac ...
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How do I install macOS 10.11 El Capitan on a Mac mini (Late 2012)

I have an older Mac mini (mid 2011) which runs macOS 10.11, 10.12 and 10.13. It did not allow me to install macOS 10.14, so I had to order another (used) Mac mini (late 2012) that now runs macOS 10.13 ...
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Problems with new Apple ID for a macOS installation

My friend gave me an old macOS (El Capitan). I formatted the disk and created a new Apple ID online. When I tried to log in to continue the reinstallation of the OS, it says that the Apple ID is not ...
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Error: An Error occurred while preparing the installation, while re-installing Mac OS Sierra

I am trying to reset my MacBook Pro, and when I was re-installing the macOS I got this error: An Error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running this application again. When I ...
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macOS Sierra won't install and complains on the disk

After downloading and running the installer, I met with the problem when the installer is asking "Select the disk where you want to install macOS". My default OS X disk which runs El Capitan normally ...
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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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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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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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Can't install Sierra on triple boot MacBook Pro with rEFInd

I have downloaded Sierra from App Store and tried to install but I am not able to select a disk. I have installed rEFInd on my MacBook Pro and have triple boot (Mac OS X, Windows 10 and Ubuntu). How ...
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MacOS Catalina not able to download from the AppStore

First of all I went through all the similar questions in order to check if it matches with any existing question but it doesn't so I am raising this one. Here is the problem: I can see MacOS Catalina ...
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Re-install MacOS (High Sierra) with terminal

This may be a bit of an open-ended question: I am would like to do an OS reinstall of High Sierra, but block it from converting the disk to the APFS format. This would necessitate the use of terminal ...
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XQuartz cannot start on macOS Mojave 10.14.5

Recently the XQuartz cracked after I open it from the Utilities folder. And I try to install it through different methods like the pkg and "brew cask install xquartz". However, it cannot work by each ...
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Booting into macOS installer; possibly stuck

I'm trying to boot into a macOS Sierra installer that I made today. For the last about 20% of the progress bar, it was booting extremely slowly. Now, the progress bar has been stuck for the last ~20 ...
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Add Custom Files to a Package to be installed on specific paths with productbuild/pkgbuild?

I build my pkg with productbuild and pkgbuild. My root path looks like this: ROOT > Applications/Scripts/Library/private/ In Applications/ is my .app , which works. However in Library for example is ...
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Make a clean install file for OSX

I have a Mac mini with OS X El Capitan 10.11.x installed. I want to change to a new hard disk and reinstall the OS and data. I don't have the installation file for OS X El Capitan, as I bought the ...
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Will Time Machine recognize old files after a clean reinstall of macos?

I am about to fully wipe and reinstall macos. However, on my Time Machine backup disk there is not a lot of space left and I am wondering, when I set up Time Machine again after the reinstall, will ...
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stuck in the mud — trying to install new MacOS from USB

I have an iMac with a blank hard drive. The HD has been erased and formatted using the Disk Utility. Now I want to install MacOS -- any MacOS. When I try to install High Sierra from a 16 GB USB ...
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How to install and migrate to High Sierra on an encrypted FS?

[ I am in the process of migrating an old MacBook Pro to a new one. ] I made a complete 8 GB USB "Install macOS High Sierra". I checked it (Disk Utility) from my running old MacBook Pro. I booted ...
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High Sierra Xcode: which tools come with Command Line Tools installer?

Is this an accurate list? Is there official Apple Documentation detailing which commands get installed? The Command Line Tools (macOS 10.13) for Xcode 9.3 installer was recently made available from ...
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Problem with installing Java

I just downloaded the latest Java SE Development Kit and tried to install it. The installer opens but then after clicking on install nothing happens. I know this is not very specific (not good with ...
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Installing High Sierra on a Linux machine

I currently have (Arch) Linux on my MacBook Air (2012), and I want to install High Sierra on an external drive, so I can run the new eficheck. How do I do that, and without disturbing my existing ...
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Installing Mac OS X 10.3/10.4 from USB

I have a PowerMac G4 (AGP) with a working copy of Mac OS 9.2, and a corrupted copy of OS X 10.3. I would like to either reinstall Panther, or upgrade to Tiger. The catch is that for several reasons I ...
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Error 1004 during Installation of OS X Yosemite

I was given a Mac by someone in my family, and wanted to restore to defaults (I already backed up). I found how to do this from countless webpages. It said to go into the recovery mode, erase the hard ...
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Why is my new internal hard drive no longer visible in disk utility on my macbook pro?

I just installed a new WD Blue 750 GB 5400 RPM hard drive into my Mid 2012 MacBook Pro, 13 inch, 2.5 GHz. I attempted to erase/format the drive, but it apparently froze while going through the ...
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How can I install Sierra on my Mac Pro Tower early 2008?

I would just like to install Sierra on my unsupported Mac Pro Tower early 2008. I know it is not supported, but as the machine itself is no longer supported by Apple, I don't really care. I have ...
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How to install a second instance of R on macOS and make it launch automatically

I am using an iMac at work that I inherited from a former coworker who already installed R as well as a number of packages before leaving. My problem is that although I can install new packages from ...
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El Capitan Does Not Install

I have downloaded the installer for El Capitan to my mac running Yosemite. I have placed the installed in the applications folder and double clicked on it to run it. The installer launches, asks me ...
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Mac OS X Sierra installation stuck in a reboot loop

I tried updating my system from El Capitan to Mac Sierra. This is my Macbook Pro configuration: Somewhere around 90% of the installation... ...this message appeared on the screen: Then, the ...
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Clean install of OS X, nothing happening at OS X Utilities

I'm trying to do a clean install OS X Mavericks. Previously I had Lion and thought it was time to get something a little more recent. I don't think my 2010 MacBook Pro could handle Sierra so I had a ...
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Sierra installation not starting after download

I have a MacBook Pro 2014 with El Capitan and I tried to upgrade to Sierra. It seems to have downloaded fine, but when I click on install, nothing happens. In system log, I see the following message: ...
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R programming language breaks and must be reinstalled

Yesterday, I tried to open the R programming environment by typing "R" at the command line. I was met with the following error message: Fatal error: unable to open the base package I didn't know ...
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installing Snow Leopard in VirtualBox, but it won't complete the installation

I'm getting ready to upgrade my MacBook Pro from Snow Leopard to El Capitan, but I want to be able to keep running MT-Newswatcher, so I want to run SL in VirtualBox. I followed the directions at this ...
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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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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 restart ...
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How to re-install OS X from single-user mode

So, this mac had some graphics card drivers that were potentially corrupt. After moving them out of the drivers folder, I'm able to boot in normally. However recovery boot isn't working, I can't get ...
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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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Help with clean install

I'm now having major problems with my iMac. I had a massive software failure running Mavericks, it damamged the OS and I lost the recovery partition, I then wiped the hard drive clean and tried to ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...