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Default or fink python and lxml under 10.6.8

Ah, confusion. I'm trying to install a python library called lxml as needed by a python script. I've been through numerous SU quesitons and answers. I haven't been able to make much progress. I run ...
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how do you clear apple/mac install program files?

I installed a 30-day "test drive" of QuarkXpress, but got pulled in to other projects and didn't have time to test it. I now need to test it, but the 30 days are up. So I want to install the "test ...
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OS X Server Snow - how to abort installation process? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: OS X Sever Snow - how to abort installation process? Here is the story... I wasn't aware that "OS X Server" was an actual operating system to install, I thought ...
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OS X Sever Snow - how to abort installation process?

Here is the story. I wasn't aware that "OS X Server" was an actual operating system to install, I thought (seriously!) it's just another application or bunch of apps working nicely together under the ...
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Why can I not upgrade to Lion?

I am trying to upgrade my MacBook Air's OS from Snow Leopard to Lion. When I attempt to redeem my Download Code for Lion, the App Store notes that "Additional security information is needed." ...
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Can I do a fresh install of Snow Leopard from external DVD drive?

The optical drive in my macbook (aluminum late 2008) is broken totally. Instead of buying a new drive, I'm planning to install a SSD on that bay. I'll also buy an external DVD drive (connects with ...
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Still unsolved error installing on macports. “Dependency not found”

I am trying to install 'ipe' on Snow Leopard via macports. The command I am running is "sudo port install ipe". This is the output: Chriss-MacBook:macports chris$ sudo port install ipe Warning: No ...
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compiling ffmbc on OS X with libvorbis

I've installed libvorbis, and that all seemed to go fine, and now I'm trying to install FFmbc with --enable-libvorbis but it fails with Error:libvorbis not found. In the config.log produced I get: ...
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Installing different OS'es into SSD partitions

Beginning of this week I took delivery of a new 27" iMac (fitted with a 250GB Solid State Drive in addition to the 1TB Optical drive), which came with Snow Leopard installed. Unfortunately, instead of ...
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Why the image of OSX Snow Leopard Installation DVD is 6.7G?

Isn't it the case that a DVD can only hold at most 4.7G of data? How can Apple fit these data into a DVD? I discovered it when I tried to restore the install disk image to a USB flash drive.
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MySQL Install trouble Mac OSX 10.6.6

I have tried installing versions 5.5.11 and 5.1.56 of the MySQL Community Server DMG on my new MacBook Pro 2GHz Intel Core i7 running OS X 10.6.6. It claims that installation is successful, and the ...
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Error: Mac OS version: Not yet set [closed]

I have Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 on DVD. I tried to use the DVD to install onto an HP Pavilion DV6000. It doesn't load, it shows one error: that "Mac OS version: Not yet set". Kernel version ...
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How can I reinstall OS X Snow Leopard without keeping my data?

Strange thing happened. I want so sell my old Macbook and therefore used a disk image of the Snow Leopard DVD that I restored onto an external drive. I booted off the drive and went through the ...
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How do I replace or repair a broken OS X install disc?

First things first: I don't appreciate software piracy and I really want to spend money on software that I use and that I work and make money with. I don't want this question closed just because I ...
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Mac OS X installation fails

W I started my Mac Mini only white screen with activity wheel shows up. No blue screen. I think my Mac is crashed. Now when I inserted my Leopard DVD and rebooted, it didn't show me any option to ...
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In snow leopard what is the significance of installing apps in the applications folder compared to your home directory

I would like to know what kind of permissions do applications installed to /Applications get? Do they get access to system directories? Is it safer to install applications to your $HOME/SOMEDIR? I ...
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“make” errors when installing Insight debugger on OS X?

I'm trying to install the Insight debugger on OS X. I can execute ./configure with no problem but when I try and run make it gets about half-way with no errors, but then starts spewing out errors(?) ...
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How to install Snow Leopard Server over Regular Snow Leopard

I'm in the ADC so I have legitimate access to a free copy of Snow Leopard Server and licence key which I need to use to test my Push Notifications. I downloaded the software, and when I opened the ...
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Installing Color-Theme with GNU Emacs 23.2 on OS X Snow Leopard

I've just started using emacs a week ago and I've been unsuccessful in installing color-theme using GNU Emacs 23.2 on OS X. With Ubuntu the whole process took maybe a few minutes with the package ...
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Using Python on Mac

I want to learn Python using my Mac. Now I want to setup a Python version >= 3.1.3, because my materials for learning are using this version. Typing python into terminal results version 2.6.1, using ...
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Is there a standard Mac OS X Snow Leopard home folder naming convention?

I recently re-installed a fresh copy of Snow Leopard on my Mac. I was a bit surprised when the process completed it had changed the name of my home folder to use my name rather than my initials. This ...
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how to install a prefPane on mac osx from commandline?

I'm automating some system installs and I need to install a prefPane. something like installer -pkg xxx.pkg -target / that I use for installing .pkg files.
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Clean install in Mac OS X make it faster?

So I know that clean installing an OS is the best way to make computer runs faster. I know that sometimes this is the case too for Linux/Mac OSX. My question is, is this the case if I restore all my ...
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How to install Microsoft Mouse in Macbook Pro running OSX

I bought a Microsoft Mouse and am trying to install the drivers on the CD. The problem is that when I run the installer it says a newer version of the software is already on the hard disk so it can't ...
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Installing Ruby 1.9 on OS X 10.6

I'm attempting to install the latest stable version of Ruby (1.9.2) on OS X 10.6.4. The installation was successful, but the 'ruby' command is still erroneously referencing the previous ...
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Things to consider before reinstalling snow leopard

Prior to do Snow Leopard clean re-install, I have already done following pre-tasks. Time Machine backup of my personal files. Safari bookmarks backup Address book backup No backup for iCal (Google) ...
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MacBook Pro 13" (2010) clean install

I'm having a problem doing a clean install on my MacBook Pro 13" (2010). When I put in the OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 disc, I end up on a screen in different languages saying I need to shut off and turn ...
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Snow leopard upgrade problem

I'm running a MacBook Pro 2GHz with silver keys. Yesterday, I upgraded the RAM to the maximum 2GB and everything seemed happy on Mac OS X 10.4. Today, I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6. Because I have a ...
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Installing AucTeX 1.86 over Emacs.app in OS X

I am trying to install AucTeX 1.86 over an Emacs binary (version 24.0.50) from emacsformacosx.com. On first attempt ./configure outputs: configure: error: Cannot find the texmf directory! ...
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Installer hangs on “waiting for other installations to finish” despite no other installations in progress

I started an installation of the Xcode 4 developer's preview last night before going to bed. When I woke up, the installation had popped up a message saying to close Xcode first (doh!). I did so, but ...
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What is the latest version of Xcode which is compatible with Mac OS X v10.6.2 and iPhone? [closed]

I have Xcode 3.1.3 on Mac OS X 10.5.8 on a MacBook Pro and I want to upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard. What Xcode version is compatible with Snow Leopard and how do I install it? Give me some ...
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Removing all traces of a program on Mac OS X

I'm using Snow Leopard and would like to delete all traces of a program on my computer. I tried using AppCleaner but that does not remove some traces of the program as when I try to reinstall it ...
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Difference between retail Snow Leopard install disk and restore disk included with a Mac purchase [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac installation disk The restore disk only works with your specific system, but does it contain all required systemfiles for all previous macs (like a retail dvd), or ...
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Snow leopard Full Install?

I have MBP 17" Unibody with Leopard pre-installed. I'm planning to buy Snow Leopard ($29) but I wonder if I'll be able to format my disk and install clean copy of Snow Leopard since its an 'upgrade' ...
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Snow Leopard clean install on partition and resize later

I am planning to do an installation of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). This is the approach I have thought of. Currently the MacBook has Leopard (10.5) on it. Partition the single HDD of 150GB (75 ...
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Installing Snow Leopard on Mac Mini with only a CD drive?

I purchased Snow Leopard to install on my Mac Mini. The package contains a single DVD for installation. Trying to save money at the time, I purchased my Mini with only a CD player, so it can not ...
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What is Rosetta and why doesn't Snow Leopard include it by default?

Since I repaved my MacBook with Snow Leopard this morning, I was about to reinstall one of the applications I use, Adobe Flex Builder 3. When I opened FB3's installer, the following was displayed: ...