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Questions tagged [package-management]

Package management system is a collection of software tools which automate the process of installing and updating software packages. Package managers for OS X are Mac App Store, Homebrew, Fink and MacPorts.

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Installing to a home folder using a pkg

I'm attempting to create a package using Packages that installs in ~/Applications (because each user can have an instance of the app in question running but it needs a custom port per user as it ...
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List all installed macOS packages

I've inherited a pre-owned Mac running macOS High Sierra. I wish to use it for Web app development. It's been well-used by the previous owner for Software development and DevOps. It runs like a ...
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Pip wont update

Hi I am trying to update pip and receiving this error: egts-iMac-3:~ egt$ pip install -U pip You are using pip version 6.1.1, however version 10.0.1 is available. You should consider upgrading via ...
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Can't install port that is visible on macports.org [Macports]

I've been trying to get some of my packages from Homebrew moved to Macports recently. One such package was the Crystal programming language. Unfortunately, sudo port install crystal doesn't work: $ ...
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Distributing a python application on macos with a required executable

I am developping and distributing a python program for linux, windows and macos. I use pyinstaller with the onefile option to package the application so it is easy to use by non technical users (no ...
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With brew, how do I only list packages that were built from source (not poured from bottle)?

Is there a way to list only the packages that were built from source? I want to check what options they were built with, and since that's the main reason I install packages by building from source ...
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Identifying where a package came from

I just tried to upgrade nmap with my package manager but got knocked back because it's supposedly not installed. Even though it is: brew upgrade nmap Updating Homebrew... ==> Auto-updated ...
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Why does `g++ --version` say LLVM/clang?

I ran the following to see what version of g++ I had: $ g++ --version Configured with: --prefix=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.2.1 Apple LLVM ...
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sendmail for mac

Is there a sendmail port for Mac that I can install? Mac already has a sendmail process. But that is not what I am looking for. The summary in its doc says: sendmail - Postfix to Sendmail ...
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How to manage newer Ruby installations in macOS without intervening with the default Ruby installations?

macOS comes with some default ruby installations, more here, that I do not want to overwrite by running gems commands as sudo. I tried rbenv, instructed here, but I am getting a permission error in ...
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Correct way to provision multiple laptops?

I work as a Linux system administrator but I also wear many hats. One of those hats is Apple laptop provisioning and maintenance. In my naiveté with the Apple Way of doing things, I've been using the ...
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How can I create an installer for individual files?

I would like to create an installer (.app, .pkg?) for a selection of data files. I need to place them in ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw I've been playing around with WhiteBox ...
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How to figure out what formula corresponds to a given package in homebrew?

I am trying to install 'Parallel Patterns Library' for c++. The package is generally abbreviated 'ppl'. As I did brew home ppl I figured that the formula 'ppl' is associated with 'Parma Polyhedra ...
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How do I get bash with readline support from Nix?

I am experimenting with the Nix package manager on macOS. The bash package I got from Nix doesn’t seem to have readline support enabled: $ nix-env -i bash installing ‘bash-4.3-p46’ building path(s) ‘/...
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Installation of the “Ubuntu Hollywood” Package

How do I install the "Ubuntu Hollywood" package on a Mac? (https://github.com/dustinkirkland/hollywood) I am running El Capitan 10.11.6
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bzip2 compression library not found error

I get bzip2 compression library… no error when trying to install some software on a mac running osx 10.12. Some googling revealed that the headers for bzip2 should be there for the installer to ...
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How to package an app with sqlite3 database

I'm a new Mac user trying to create a *.pkg file which should hold an *.app (let's call it MyApp) and a corresponding sqlite3 database(let's call it MyAppDB.sqlite3). This application has been written ...
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Can't install Bower

I am logged in with my local acccount, I even sudoed to that account with SSH. I tried to install Bower with the following command: npm install -g bower and I get this error: npm WARN ...
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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 debug stalled out package verification?

Every time I try to install any new software this happens... The package starts verifying, but then makes no progress. Eventually I give up and cancel the install. How can I diagnose this so I can ...
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Using Package Installers behind company firewall

Is there a more efficient way to use package installers behind a firewall than adjusting the proxy settings for each installer? As of now, I'm using Ruby Gems, Bower, and NPM and it's a pain to ...
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Enabled DARK menu bar and Dock hides icons

If I enable Dark Dock mode some icons become invisible: Normal Mode - Dark Mode - The icon is still there (there is slight shadow of it on the picture) and I still can click it etc. If the issue ...
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Install Rserve return an error

I am trying to install Rserve but it returns an error. > install.packages('Rserve') trying URL 'https://cran.rstudio.com/src/contrib/Rserve_1.7-3.tar.gz' Content type 'application/x-gzip' length ...
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How do I build FFMpeg with non-default libraries when using Homebrew

I am trying to build FFMpeg with libvpx so that I can encode a WebM video. How can I re-build FFMpeg with libvpx using Homebrew? I tried encoding a video with FFMPEG and libvpx installed separately I ...
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How to re-install deb package from MobileTerminal (iOS) [jailbroken]

I am trying to run a command to re-install an already installed package. Here is what I see that gives me a clue that I am on the right path, but it doesn't install the package: su ****** apt-get --...
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Advice on “leanest” package manager for OS X?

Hope this is the right place to ask the following question: I want to install Octave on my Macbook Air, which means I need a package manager. I had Homebrew installed previously, but I got the ...
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Remnants from package installation

I'm on Yosemite 10.10.1 I was trying to install the Tor browser, but instead I mistakenly installed some general Tor proxy or something, which didn't come in the form of a normal application. ...
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Can I snapshot an OS X Application installation?

I would like to: take a snapshot of my OS X system install an application and take a new snapshot. Comparing both snapshots (file hash) would show me what settings(plist files) and files were ...
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How do I temporarily enable package installation without any permission prompt

Whenever I need to install an app using the package installer, there will be a prompt asking for admin user's name and password. How do I temporarily turn this feature off, so that any package can be ...
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Auto-updating Homebrew

i'm currently using the Homebrew package manager and my question is: is possibile to write a bash's script in order to execute brew update and eventually brew upgrade whenever opening a shell for the ...
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Installing *.dmg via CLI [duplicate]

How are *.dmg packages installed via the command line? I noticed that they can be mounted with: me@MacBook-Pro:~$ open /Users/me/Downloads/installer.dmg What's next?
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Mac package installer installs the folder “Contents” in /Applications instead of the bundle

When I try to use packaging with my .app to create a Mac installer, and I run the installer, it creates me a folder named "Contents" in my /Applications folder, instead the "bundle app" as it should. ...
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Admin privileges requiring for installing a package build though Packages

Using osx 10.9 and packages for making package installer. While installing a package made using Packages in /Applications location on a osx 10.9 machine, installer is asking for Admin password. Even ...
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Modify installer package so it installs to another directory, methods?

I want to install parts or the whole content of a preexisting open source package to another directory than what the package is set to. I assume this means I need to modify the package, correct? At ...
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Should I use a package manager?

I want to keep keep track of which files belong to which application, so that when I uninstall an application, I can be sure all of its files are gone, including configuration files, dependencies it ...
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How to make command apm available after installing atom?

I have installed github's editor atom into /Application. I now expected to have the command apm at my disposal to be able to install further packages. Yet: $ apm -bash: apm: command not found How do ...
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how to pack python package that includes python scripts and bash scripts for OSx as pythonTool.app?

I have made a python tool which I want to share with users. I tried Automator, and it works but in that I used Application > Run Shell Script in which I hard coded the path to my python script, but ...
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Missing “show package contents” cmd

I was trying to extract the contents of a .pkg file, and right clicking on it should usually allow the context sensitive Show Package Contents option. However, it does not seem to show on any .pkg ...
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Who installed this Emacs?

I have: $ /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs --version GNU Emacs 24.3.1 $ /usr/bin/emacs --version GNU Emacs 22.1.1 How do I get rid of the second installation of Emacs?
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How to deactivate all python ports

I just started using enthought's canopy to manage my python packages; thus I want to disable and/or uninstall all of my macports python packages. Nominally, I'd like to deactivate them first - make ...
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How to update some application to latest version with homebrew-cask?

I noticed some packages provided by homebrew-cask uses a url of the latest version and a version number of "latest" such as dropbox and chrome. Thus they will never be upgraded with brew upgrade. Is ...
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Some Software Manager for Mac OS X like Synaptic in Ubuntu

Is there some software manager like Synpatic in Ubunut for Mac OS X.... Right now, I am using kind of old Mac OS X 10.5.8 and want to install softare on it... Like Opera, Firefox... I don't mind that ...
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AppleScript deployment conventions?

I haven't seen a package-management system for AppleScripts, but it seems like the foundations for one are present. Given: Scripts (and folder) located in the ~/Library/Scripts/Applications folder ...
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Trouble installing from Remote Disc

My MacBook has no optical drive. I have a Mac installation disc mounted and shared on a local Ubuntu machine and can access it, on the MacBook through the Remote Disc device in Finder. However, the ...
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OS X application manager

Unix-sytled, "package managers" like Fink, Homebrew, and MacPorts do a good job of managing 'headless' libraries. I would like something similar to manage OS X applications with a GUI. I am hoping ...
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installation in terminal

I am trying to install a few software packages on my Mac os X 10.6.8. The packages are the python libraries: networkx (graph library) matplotlib (visuzlization) It seems that with matpotlib I also ...
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Can not run ack after installing it using MacPorts

After installing p5-app-ack using Macports I can see it is installed correctly. I can not run it however. I get ack: command not found. and which ack displays nothing. How can I see where port ...
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How do I find what packages I've installed via terminal?

I've been learning the shell for a few weeks and have installed several packages. I know/remember what some of them are, like oh-my-zsh and emacs 24 (which was a nightmare to upgrade to), but not sure ...
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How to download pre-built binaries from MacPorts without installing?

I see as of 2.0 MacPorts is hosting pre-built binaries, which it would install by default if licensing is present and compatible. I'm looking for a more current version of rsync than ships by default ...
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How to install ImageMagick on 10.6 (Snow Leopard) using a precompiled binary (without a package manager)?

The wish is to manipulate images from the command line using the ImageMagick tools. No package manager because: The MacPorts port and Homebrew brew package managers have Xcode dependencies. Xcode ...