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

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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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This copy of the Install OS X El Capitan application can't be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading

Macbook Pro 13" 2015 with OS X Yosemite on board. I've been trying to install OS X El Capitan, but always get the following message: "This copy of the Install OS X El Capitan application can't be ...
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Is there a command to install a dmg

I want to install a dmg file on a remote server. All I have is an ssh access. Since a DMG is a disk image, I tried to mount it, but mount does not seem to recognize its format. file says my dmg file ...
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How to remove an app stuck in “waiting” mode from the Mac App Store?

I've got 2 applications that I installed via the Mac App Store that are still in the "waiting" mode. How do I get these applications to finish installing? Or how do I remove them and try again? By "...
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How can I open a .pkg file manually?

Some applications come in .pkg files, and ask for you administrator password, even if all they do is copy the binary to /Applications. I like to have my applications in ~/Applications, and I do not ...
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Installation of macOS High Sierra Update 10.13.4 failed; how do I recover without losing data?

This morning I updated macOS High Sierra from 10.13.3 to 10.13.4. It appeared to install fine (I got to the login window), so I clicked on "Shutdown", and when I got to the office, and turned on my ...
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How to install and use GNU Grep in macOS

I have coreutils but I am not sure if GNU grep is there. I just want to use the flag -P for Perl regex that is found in GNU grep, but not in BSD grep. My PATH is /usr/local/opt/coreutils/libexec/...
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How can I install the Command Line Tools completely from the command line?

I'd like to script the installation of the the Xcode Command Line Tools. On Mavericks, xcode-select --install will open a dialog prompting the user to install, but I'd like to trigger the install ...
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How can I download an older version of OS X/macOS?

Sometimes it's hard to search for older versions of macOS & OS X on the App Store. This is an attempt to provide the canonical QA for this issue, as per the Meta QA - Where is the list of ...
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Installing tmux but getting “dyld: Library not loaded Referenced from: /usr/”

I try to do brew install tmux it installs, but, probably due to previous failed and not fully removed non-brew attempts to install both it and libevent, when try to use tmux I get $ tmux dyld: ...
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Remove and Reinstall Python on Mac — Can I trust these old references?

I'm new to the mac, and apparently I've made some sort of error. I've been learning python, via tutorials, and between Homebrew, Pip and XCode somehow my versions are all mixed. Pip3 points to ...
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Why does Office for Mac need Safari and Chrome closed for installation?

In an update for MS Office for Mac, the installer asks to close Chrome and Safari — why? What do those programs have to do with Microsoft Office? I only have Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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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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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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Chromium builds for Mac OS X

What is the proper way to install Chromium (not chrome!) on Mac OS X? Stable builds are a must, beta builds or nightlies are nice to have.
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.pkg for installer hangs on verify

I'm trying to install the Mono MDK, and downloaded the .pkg for 4.2.1 (about 200 MB), when I double click on the package, it opens a "verifying xxxxxMDKxxxxx.pkg" window, which does nothing for over ...
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How can I install java openjdk 8 on High Sierra

How do I install OpenJDK 8 on High Sierra? It looks like support for the Java Oracle JDK version 8 will be deprecated after January 2019 Java SE Overview Additionally, it looks like publishing and ...
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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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Why do we install software via `.dmg` files?

When I want to install software, I typically download a .dmg (Disk iMaGe) file. When I open it, this .dmg file looks like what I would call a "virtual disk" (hence its name I presume) and is listed in ...
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Download El Capitan Installer now that Sierra is out [duplicate]

I have recently been having issues with my mac and want to do a clean install. I still have Yosemite and thought it’s a good time to upgrade the OS. However, I am wary of jumping directly to Sierra ...
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macOS Sierra doesn't appear in my Purchased list within the Mac App Store

Typically, when users download and/or upgrade to a new version or macOS (previously Mac OS X), via the Mac App Store, that version of the installer appears in the Purchased tab of the App Store app. ...
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Why do I have to drag my new apps into the application folder?

I'm a new Mac user and I've been installing a few different apps for different things. A lot of these use .dmg files. Why exactly do they all expect me to drag the icon into the application folder? ...
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Amending PATH so that /usr/local/bin is ahead of /usr/bin

I'm trying to install brew but get the following warning: Warning: /usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin This means that system-provided programs will be used instead of those provided by Homebrew. ...
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Allow button not working in system preferences

I am trying to install some software, (at this particular moment I want to install VirtualBox, although this issue has happened with other software), and I have to click "Allow" in System Preferences, ...
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Why are so many Mac downloads a .dmg just that contains a single .pkg?

I've noticed that many downloads are a dmg (disk image) that contains a single pkg file (installation package). Usually the pkg seems to be already compressed since the dmg doesn't reduce the file ...
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Why do I get a ‘Remote Management’ step when installing High Sierra?

I got a 2015 MacBook Pro from eBay. I’m trying to install Sierra from scratch (after completely formatting the SSD) but I get this strange extra step (although the install USB is vanilla and done ...
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Is it a good practice to create a desktop shortcut on mac?

I have been installing some popular software for Mac and observed that installation packages do not create a desktop shortcut as they often do on windows. What is good practice to follow: Should I ...
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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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Adding a new executable to the PATH environment variable?

I'm trying to install this library called phantomjs. The instructions include this line: http://code.google.com/p/phantomjs/wiki/BuildInstructions For convenience, copy the executable bin/...
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How can I get back a system file after deleting it from my Mac?

I've deleted a system file from my Mac and need to get it back. System files can include: hidden files in the root of / - especially unix files in /private /System files /Library files /...
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How do I get an operating system onto a new hard drive?

I will be installing a new 500GB hard drive in my macbook. It is a late 2008, aluminum, 13-inch screen. Once I install it, how do I get an operating system that's 10.7 or newer (downloaded from the ...
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With Homebrew, how to check if a software/package is installed?

I'm installing a set of softwares/packages/formulas via homebrew with command like brew install <formula1> ... brew cask install <formula2> ... I wonder if it's a good idea to verify if ...
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macOS High Sierra media installer

I want to make a USB media installer for the new High Sierra release. I commonly use createinstallmedia or DiskMakerX but for this new release I just can't make it work (both). I downloaded the ...
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What does “Reinstall macOS” do, exactly?

I was recently having some problems with iTunes, and decided to reinstall macOS Sierra. I held Command+R on startup and clicked on "Reinstall macOS" without erasing the hard drive in Disk Utility. ...
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Stuck in endless macOS Sierra installation loop

I am a long time Apple Mac user since the 1990s, and I have never come across this sort of ridiculous behaviour before. Yesterday I decided to reinstall macOS Sierra on my iMac. I followed these ...
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How do I install an application from a .dmg disk image?

I've downloaded Firefox and it's now sitting on my desktop as Firefox.dmg. When I double click on Firefox.dmg it opens up a window with Firefox in it so I can use it - does this mean the application ...
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Pros and cons of wiping a new Mac?

Coming from the PC world, most made-to-order manufacturers (e.g., Dell, HP, Acer, etc.) all have annoying little addons which I consider spyware/bloatware--things like toolbars with ads. When buying ...
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What is the best way to generate a Yosemite or Mavericks Install USB flash drive? [duplicate]

I could probably copy the contents from the package, but what is the best way to create an install Flash Drive for Mavericks? Of course ideally the drive should be bootable.
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Can't install any app, App Store asks for credit card

I haven't been installing anything on my iPad Mini for the past few weeks. But previously, I just had to tap on "Install", enter my Apple ID password and go. Now, for every new application, even ...
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Changing SSD's and keeping everything

I have a mid 2010 13" MBP. I have an SSD, its not big enough so I am upgrading from 128GB to 256GB. How can I take everything from the current SSD and then upload it to the new SSD - effectively ...
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Is it possible to burn a DVD out of the Lion app store install?

Is it possible to burn a DVD out of the Lion app store install?
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Install an older OS X version on an external volume

I am using 10.9 and would like to install 10.7 on an external volume. I have the “Install Mac OS X Lion” application, but when I run it, I get the message This version of Mac OS X is too new to run ...
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How to Install pdfimages in El Capitan?

I am reviewing the answer here about Extracting embedded images from a PDF. It is not in Homebrew. How can you install pdfimages in OS X El Capitan?
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How do I create a Mac bootable USB drive using Windows?

My MBA 2012 with OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks won't boot anymore - it simply freezes after the initial jingle. I already tried resetting NVRAM and SMC, but to no avail. I don't have any time machine backups. ...
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How to install composer via homebrew

I'm really new to MacOS so maybe this is simple question. I'm using High Sierra with default PHP 7.1 installed, I've also installed PHP 7.2 running: curl -s http://php-osx.liip.ch/install.sh | bash -...
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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 do I install applications from a .dmg file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an application from a disk image? I just got my first Macbook Pro yesterday and one of the first thing I did was to download and install Mozilla Firefox web ...
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Unattended installation of pkg file

Is there any possibility to create a unattended installation of an pkg package? E.g. creating a mpkg and running a script which installed the package via console and installer. Background: I had to ...
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This copy of the Install OS X Yosemite application can’t be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading

Sorry if my question is easy because I am new to Mac. OS X Yosemite on my friend's Macbook Air was removed. Now when we start his Mac it has just Windows. For installing Os x, I got the the ...
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“sudo apt-get install” on OS X Mavericks

My understanding is that you need to install 'Fink' before an apt-get will work in the Terminal on OS X, but there isn't a Fink binary installer yet for Mavericks. Does anyone know what the best ...

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