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How to install a software/tool in Mac OS using terminal [on hold]

I am trying to install a toolkit (a software / tool) in Mac OS. The following are the instruction I get to see from the readme file. Open Shell - I do not know what Shell is. Change directory to ...
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brew install gcc /Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks

I'm doing a clean install of Mavericks, and accidentally did brew install gcc which is taking over half an hour, maybe more. Should I terminate it? I know now that I should have installed a ...
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How can I install USB Prober from the Developer SDK on Mac OS X?

I've tried to do some research to figure this out, and per this Technical Q&A: USB Prober is installed as part of the Developer SDK installation. If the Developer SDK has been installed, then ...
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Problems when installing NumPy on MacOS 10.9.4

I am using MacOS 10.9.4 with Xcode 5.1 (command line tools installed) Today I upgraded macports and installed py27-numpy. Everything looked ok in my terminal window. Then I tried to install PyCogent ...
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No user on brand new OS X installation

I just opened a new Macbook Pro out of the box and, after going through the initial setup (language, timezone, name, etc.), I see the login screen without my username. I tried typing in my username ...
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How does one install this mcrypt package?

I'm using MAC os x Mavericks, so after dlownload mcrypt-2.6.8, I decided to to configure ( per the recommendation of a dozen blogs ) like so : MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.9 CFLAGS='-O3 -fno-common ...
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How to properly install IPython on Mac with Homebrew?

How to properly install IPython on Mac with Homebrew? The method recommended by ipython.org, i.e. installing Anaconda or Enthought Canopy will introduce files that brew doctor will raise warning ...
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py2app install error on Mac OS X mavericks

Installed py2app 0.8 on a current MacOS X mavericks. It mostly went fine except grumbling about altgraph. I tried this anyway. py2applet --make-setup pong.py and I get this ...
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The Mac OS X package installer doesn’t display the file system partition on which Mac OS X is installed

When a package, in a .pkg file, needs to be installed on a Mac OS X system, the package installer provided with the system is used. At some point in the installation of any package, it asks on which ...
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Can you install OSX Mavericks directly onto an external drive?

I have an iMac running Mavericks and I am upgrading my Macbook pro's hard drive. I have a USB3.0 mounting dock and am wondering if there is a way to load Mavericks onto that drive from my iMac so that ...
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Is it possible to delete app/program data on OSX without deleting the app?

I ask because I know this is possible on smartphones (executables exist fine, but all data is gone) and I was hoping it was possible here too. Say for example I have VLC installed on OSX. I want to ...
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Installing tizen IDE can not locate its companion shared library on mac

I just installed TIZEN IDE. After successful install, I tried to launch the ide. Then such an error occurs. "tizen executable launcher was unable to locate its companion shared library " My ...
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OS X Maverick refuses to install with “This disk cannot be used to start up your computer.”

When trying to install OS X Maverick on top of Mountain Lion, the installer refuses to install on the "Macintosh HD" partition saying "This disk cannot be used to start up your computer." My disk has ...
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Unsupported architecture in installing Linux program in OSX

I am trying to install the WFDB software for OSX, source here. I run sudo make install I get cd lib; /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr/bin/make install cp -p wfdblib.h ...
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PS2 Emulator on Mac doesn't work

I wanted to play PS2 games on my Mac running 10.9 and after a little research, I found the emulator called PSCX2. All the tutorials about installing it were telling the same: intall xQuatz install ...
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How do you reinstall nano on Mac OS X?

I accidentally overwrote my nano app with a unix binary version, and now nano doesnt work on my Mac OS (Maverick). How do I restore nano or get it back? I couldnt find it on homebrew and I don't ...
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install GNU m4 1.4 or later on OSX

I'm interested to install GNU m4 1.4 or later into /usr/bin/, I installed Homebrew, like this, ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)", to be able to insall bfgminer, but when ...
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Restoring mac to pre OS install attempt

I recently tried to install the new OS X maverick, but about 4 min into the process it told me my disk needed to be repaired. That I should back up my stuff and restore the drive. I will do that, but ...
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Clean OSX (Mavericks) install: User folder / ACLs / .DocumentRevisions-V100/

I want to do a clean install of OSX Mavericks and manually transfer user-files. Reasons: I have migrated my User-Account over 3 or 4 releases and I want to make sure i don't carry old data or ...
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Can't run compass after install

This is a beginner mistake I am sure as I am new to terminal etc. I am trying to get compass working on my mac, I have already installed sass and got it working but when I try to install compass even ...
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Windows 8 will not install on my PC via USB, but will from my Laptop. Error code: 0xC00000005

So, I got a Windows 8 Pro iso and I wiped my laptop and desktop. I used a Macbook Pro and used bootcamp assistant to create a Windows 8 USB bootable drive. When I used it on my laptop, it worked fine ...
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Mac Running OSX 10.6.8 - How to install FontForge?

Where can I find an idiots guide to installing FontForge on my computer? I'm looking for a guide that is step by step and doesn't assume that I know anything about classpaths or anything else ...
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Installing Ubuntu in Virtual Box on mac

I've almost completed installation. "Please remove installation media and close the tray (if any) then press ENTER:" it says. I have pressed it,but it did nothing. I thought may be cursor is not in ...
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How do I install git 1.8.3 on mac OSX?

I want to use the new git submodule deinit command added with 1.8.3. Can someone give me step-by-step instructions on how to install and use the development version of git on mac OSX 10.7.5? The ...
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Error when installing CouchDB on OS X Mountain Lion

I'm trying to install CouchDB on Mountain Lion. I've followed the guide at http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Installing_on_OSX I get to the point where I have to do brew install couchdb, but when I do ...
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Using Bootcamp with Windows Recovery Disks?

My friend is a regrettable Mac owner and wants to play some Windows-only games. I recently built a new computer with 7 and kept the CD Key from my old Vista 32-bit installation. He has a 1-2 year old ...
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On a Mac that was originally shipped with Lion, how can I replace Mountain Lion with Lion?

My MacBook came with OS X Lion pre-installed. I then downloaded and installed Mountain Lion on the same partition for free, when it was launched. Now I need to install OS X Lion (10.7) in order to ...
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Where to move newly downloaded applications on Mountain Lion?

I recently started using Mac, and I'm just getting accustomed to the way the folders are set up and how downloads work. I just downloaded a tar.gz for Eclipse, and I clicked the icon in the downloads ...
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OS X installation on an external HDD

I am planning to install a second OS X on an external HDD, I was wondering when I boot in external HDD will it in any ways affect my first OS X installation? Will it have the permissions to write or ...
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How to install pkg in a non-standard location? (OS X)

In brief, my question is this: How can I install an OS X framework from a *.pkg file somewhere other than under /Library/Frameworks (or /System/Library/Frameworks)? Background I want to ...
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How to properly use `install` command line command in Mac OS X?

I have a makefile which installs a lot of files in my target build directory. Some of these are executable, some are not. I tested the install command with flags -D -m 644 for non-executable files ...
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Erros installing the FFTW library

I need to install the FFTW library on Mac OX X 10.8. If I execute ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/ in Bash, I get checking how to get verbose linking output from ...
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Installing Emacs in custom directory (on OS X)

Fed up with emacs22 that came with Xcode, I set out to upgrade to emacs24. I do not want to overwrite the system defaults, and do not want to mess up with it either, so I tried to install emacs in a ...
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How Do I Install PHP CLI on Mac OS X?

I'm running Mac OSX 10.8.2. I'm also quite new to Mac OSX -- previously the only Mac I understood was the Classic Mac. My other workstations are Windows and Linux. What's the technique to install PHP ...
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I don't understand how postgres is installed (OSX)

Im still having issues installing postgres and really do not understand all that is going on. ( Postgres could not connect to server: No such file or directory ) I've been using the homebrew ...
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A full step-by-step guide on installing Arch Linux on a Mac Mini

What would be a nice guide to do this that you know? The official guide confuses me since it's not really step-by-step, it just tells you do this but you're left to your own devices to do that. I ...
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/usr/sbin/installer requires root, not Admin, to install a package

Prior to Mountain Lion, I was able to install packages with /usr/sbin/installer as an Admin user. However, with Mountain Lion, when I try running installer -pkg blah.pkg -target / I get the error ...
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Bypassing OS Requirements in mpkg

I have a mpkg file that i'm trying to install. The installer quits after "writing files" with the error: The installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail... Among a big ...
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How do I download wkhtmltopdf on a Mac OS X?

I need to be able to automatically generate pdf files which contain puzzles with random numbers. The best way I can think of do to this given my knowledge is to make it with Javascript/HTML/CSS and ...
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Error installing php-5.4.9. on OSX

I have tried to install php 5.4.9 a few times and I can't seem to understand the problem. Here is the error of the installation of process and it did came with a report which I sent my email I am ...
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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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MySQL server [Version 5.0.96] installation fails on Mac Mountain Lion

MySQL Installation fails when installing it on Mac os Mountain Lion. I don't why this simple installation fails. The file that I am trying to install is mysql-5.0.96-osx10.5-x86.dmg.
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How can I use a Mac to install windows software on a USB Flash Drive?

I own a Mac. I have some slideshows I made using DrRacket. I want to put the DrRacket runtime and my slideshows on a USB flash drive so I can plug the drive into another computer and run my ...
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Trouble installing `wmctrl`

It seems that wmctrl is not installed on my system (Mac OS 10.8), but when I try to install it by cloning a git repo and following the instructions (./configure, make, make install), running make ...
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What options do I have to run OS X And Windows on one machine?

I want to have both Mac and Windows on one machine for my iPhone/iPad and Android application development. I want the two Operating Systems (OS) on one machine in order not to buy two different ...
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Where to install manual builds on OSX

I have macports installed and it's using the default /opt/local location. There are a few packages not in macports and some I tools I wrote that I put in ~/bin. I found myself needing to use these ...
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Create Bootable Ubuntu/Windows USB to run on OS X

I am trying to install a couple operating systems in partitions on my MacBook Pro. I have an 80 GB SSD with the Mac OS on it, along with a 750 GB HDD in the SuperDrive slot. The 750 is divided into ...
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Install different version of same application in osx

This is very similar to this unresolved question, but I would very much like to install two versions of the same application in OSX. How can you do this and what is the best way to do it? ...
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Can you install Mac OS X on an ExFat formatted disk?

I'm installing Mtn Lion and I'm wondering what will happen if I format my disk as ExFat and install Mountain Lion on it that way. Any major advantages or disadvantages to doing this?
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iMac 20inch (Mid 2007) SL DVD Boot Prohibitory Sign

iMac 20inch (Mid 2007 Build) with Ubuntu 12.0.4 How I got in this situation I had a perfectly healthy Intel iMac running Snow Leopard several months ago. Then I got the dreaded spinning gear and ...