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

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Signed pkg using productbuild --distribute but codesign says “code object is not signed at all”

I am signing my package during distribution using SIGN_IDENTITY_INSTALLER="Developer ID Installer: Pxxxxxxx, LLC (AXXXXXXXXX)" productbuild --distribution final-distribution.xml --package-path /tmp/...
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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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macOS Mojave (10.14) - how to get a full installer without using the macOS Mojave Patcher Tool [duplicate]

I just want to install macOS Mojave (10.14) on one of my Macs without an internet connection. Therefore, I need an "offline" installer. With previous versions of macOS I used the createinstallmedia ...
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MacBook Air Sierra install fail: Couldn't mount base system dmg! (error code 60)

I have a MacBook Air and I tried running a Sierra install USB on it. Everything went smoothly but it showed "An error occurred while preparing the installation." So I looked that up on the internet ...
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Command to find out the version number of a .pkg file

Does anyone know how to retrieve the version number of a .pkg file which isn't installed yet? I'd like to use something like pkgutil --pkg-info, but that only works for installed packages. I've ...
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installing software on MacBook in /usr/bin

I'm trying to install a set of software tools, the "PureScript compiler", on my Mac. I actually installed an older version with npm, like sudo npm install -g purs I need to get the latest version, ...
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pkg-config won't run

I'm trying to fix a path-related problem with glib, but as part of this another problem has appeared: brew install pkg-config Warning: pkg-config 0.29.2 is already installed and up-to-date Ok, good, ...
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How to upgrade SSD from HDD for my mac book pro

My mac book pro(13 inch mid 2012) has become very slow and I approached apple service centre they found out my HDD has become faulty and that's the reason , my laptop is very slow. Unfortunately HDD ...
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Installing more than one battery pack in Macbook?

I am interested in installing two standards aftermarket batteries (wired in parallel) in Macbook 11 inch 2017. Please ignore the issues with the physical housing constraints - I am purely interested ...
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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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How to Install latest mac os catalina, to the older laptop

How to Install latest mac os catalina Mac Model : MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010), Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7, Memory 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB Intel HD ...
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MacBook Pro 15" mid 2014 shutting down during boot (after failed macOS Catalina update)

I recently updated my Mac to macOS Catalina and it was going well until I installed the recent update and got stuck in the restarting installation process because there wasn't enough free space to ...
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Any reason why a DMG file throws a checksum error on open?

OK, so I have a vendor-supplied DMG (Steinberg) containing an installer package. The vendor insists the file is fine. They are testing the installer on Mojave. My system is High Sierra. The DMG ...
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Gofortran installation for mac

I need a C compiler and gofrortran to install a package. I was able to get the c complier with: xcode-select --install Unfortunately I am having trouble getting a working fortran complier. I know ...
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Installation XCode is not recognized by installer

I'm trying to install the Free Pascal Compiler for Intel 3.0.5 Althouth XCode and Xcode its command line tools are already installed (which I already use and which was already recognized by some ...
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How to create bootable installer

I'd like to factory reset my mac (which is running El Capitan 10.11.6), while also updating the operating system. Here's what I've done (i.e. steps from this website) in order to create a bootable ...
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How do I install Minecraft mods on macOS

There are so many mods for Minecraft and reading online everybody talks about a mods folder that I can't find. What's wrong with macOS and how do I get it working? I found the answer to this ...
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Create firmware partition for macOS to be installed

Here is what I did. I removed my internal SSD from my MacBook and now I am using an external SSD (a Samsung SSD T5) with macOS on it. Currently I have Mac OS X 10.9.5 installed on it. I want to ...
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Offline Updates for macOS 10.15 Catalina?

In the past, it was almost-always possible to get offline installers for Apple macOS updates from https://support.apple.com/downloads/ (you get a PKG file in a DMG file). However the same doesn't ...
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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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How can I install a non-notarized application that is not in the App Store and not from a verified developer?

Is there a possibility to install software that was not "notarized" for macOS Catalina? I have an application that worked on macOS Mojave but cannot be installed anymore on macOS Catalina. I think the ...
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100GB+ of hidden space I can't delete or purge

I've tried everything... went into recovery tried repairing. Went into terminal tried to list any existing snapshots. Nothing... Am I going to have to do a clean wipe of the drive because of this ...
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Stuck on Apple Logo while trying to install Snow Leopard on MacBook Pro

I purchased a used MBP (without a hard drive). See model details/specs below. I am trying to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Version 10.6.3). I have successfully done this using the same process on two ...
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Problem installing xcode 4.6.2 on OS X 10.8.5

I need to install Xcode 4.6.2 on Mountain Lion 10.8.5. I got the dimg file from developer.apple.com, and ran it to install. This appeared to work, but when I click the icon in Finder, I get a dialog ...
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Xcode command line tools install failing due to network error

After upgrading macOS one has to re-install the command line tools for Xcode. But when I try I get the license agreement and hit "Agree" and then I get a popup saying that "install failed because of a ...
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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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macOS Mojave 10.4.6 hashes

When I download macOS Mojave via softwareupdate --fetch-full-installer --full-installer-version 10.14.6 I get build 18G101, whose hashes are not listed here. So, what are the dmg hashes for this ...
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Can i remove OS X completely and install Windows? [duplicate]

Can I completely remove Mac OS X from my system and install Windows 7 or 8 on it? I do not want to use Bootcamp or create VM's. Is there any way at all? The problem here is that i want to ditch OSX ...
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Installing new PCIe m2 SSD on MacBook Pro 2014

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2014 with a bad hard drive and recently found out that I can use a PCIe m2 SSD with it on macOS High Sierra. I purchased a Samsung EVO 970 and an adapter to use in the ...
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Why won't Catalina install from Internet Recovery?

I have a mid-2014 15" MBP which is currently unable to install any version of macOS. I had 10.14.x running and decided to completely wipe the laptop clean. Instead of upgrading, I booted into ...
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macOS Catalina command line tools and gcc errors during installation

Command Line tools are giving a multitude of errors when trying to install MuJoCo. I suspect with high confidence that this is an issue from the command line tools on my macOS Catalina since I have ...
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Supplemental update stuck on installation screen - how to break free?

Mojave, Mac Mini late 2014. Tried to install Supplemental Update 2, but it froze. Progress bar was only 1 cm. After 2.5 hours, forced it shut, then used CMD+ALT+P+R and now progress bar slowly got ...
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Catalina update fail, no bootable disk , can't access files

I'll start by saying that my issue is incredibly similar to Mac stuck in restart cycle after failed macOS Catalina update but being a new user I couldn't comment there nor I had any answers ...
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CPAN module on macOS: Warning: Cannot install xxx, don't know what it is

I am trying to install a Perl module. > cpan rajce-get Reading '/Users/Ivanov/.cpan/Metadata' Database was generated on Fri, 04 Oct 2019 23:17:03 ...
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How do I install a specific release of a Homebrew formula on GitHub?

I am trying to install a specific version of Buck using Homebrew. Facebook provide a formula on GitHub. I have added the tap: brew tap facebook/fb I can then install Buck using: brew install --...
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un-installation policy for macOS apps [duplicate]

Back in the day when I was using Windows, applications added content to the Windows registry. You wouldn't want to uninstall them manually, as you would leave clutter in the registry. Instead, they ...
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Install macOS High Sierra.app does not appear to be a valid OS installer application

downloaded high sierra from the app store, then tried creating a USB installer using Terminal but i get the following error: # sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/...
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brew cask install java6 - Cannot install on volume / because it is disabled - MacOS 10.15 beta

I've un/reinstalled brew, turned off macOS Gatekeeper, csrutil is disabled, and a bunch of other things but brew cask install java6 always results in this: > $ brew cask install java6 ...
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Trying to install a .sh that will automate installation of .pkg

As title, I'm trying to install a .sh file but I cannot get it to work. When I run sh or bash autopkginstall.sh I get the following error; /usr/local/bin/autopkginstall.sh: line 18: zmodload: ...
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Can't install Homebrew on macOS Mojave; installer doesn't recognize Command Line Tools

I'm trying to install Homebrew on macOS Mojave 10.14.6. To do this, I'm running the command line suggested at the Homebrew website: /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/...
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Reinstalling Mac OS on a iMac 2011 with Windows 7

So I installed Windows 7 on my iMac 2011 a couple of weeks ago and now I want to install macOS Sierra on it, I had macOS El capitan earlier. I've made a bootable USB disk with macOS on it, but when I ...
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Install Mac OS X El Capitan on used Macbook Pro from USB doesn't see the USB

I have just purchased a used Macbook Pro A1286, "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 15" (SD.) I'm new to Apple products, and I'm trying to install Mac OS X El Capitan from a USB bootable pen drive I just did. The ...
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Unable to upgrade iOS 13 for my 5th gen Ipad

My iPad is a 5th generation iPad. From what I know it should be able to use iOS 13. However, I have refreshed a few times in settings and it just says it is up to date to the latest iOS 12 version. ...
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Problem with spglib library python library installation on Catalina beta

I am running the Catalina Mac OS X beta (19A558d). I have installed a python virtual environment for python 3.7 and am trying to install the package "pymatgen". The installation is having trouble ...
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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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Symlinks became files, containing relative paths, within an app bundle, why? How to fix?

I discovered an interesting form of corruption within some application bundles which had been stored on a file server for months and years. The application bundles were installers for various macOS ...
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`brew link unbound` returns `/usr/local/sbin is not writable` error

I'm trying to install unbound using brew command. Here's output for brew install unbound: Warning: unbound 1.6.7 is already installed, it's just not linked. You can use `brew link unbound` to link ...
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My signed .pkg file is not accepted

I'm struggling with signing my installer to keep Gatekeeper happy. When building i sign the .pkg: productsign --sign "3rd Party Mac Developer Installer: GNXXXXXXXXXX (XXXXXXXXXXX)" ...
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How to accept Android license in macOS Terminal?

I'm trying to install some Android tools via the macOS terminal, but I can't get any further with the license confirmation. I feel a bit stupid - but can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong? ...
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Re-Install MacOS Sierra

I have 2017 MacBook Air, which has been upgrade to Mojave. Sierra was installed at the time of purchase. Now, I need to refresh the Mac as brand new device. Therefore, I am trying to erase the hard ...

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