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May 26, 2012 8:38 PM

I am trying to install a program that was downloaded and Terminal opens up with a "bash 80x24" window and the program doesn't install.  Can someone help?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,945 points)
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    May 26, 2012 8:10 PM (in response to PeterAndTheWolf)

    In the Finder, select Go ▹ Go to Folder... from the menu bar, copy the text on the line below into the box that opens, and press return:

     

    /System/Library/CoreServices/Installer.app

     

    Double-click the selected item in the Finder window that opens. A file dialog should appear. Select the package you want to install, then press return.

  • Camelot Level 8 Level 8 (45,670 points)
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    May 26, 2012 11:58 PM (in response to PeterAndTheWolf)

    It might help to know what it is you downloaded. It's not even clear that this is a Mac application, or even a script that's designed to run on Mac OS X.

     

    Linc's approach is fine if it is, indeed, a packaged Mac application, but there are a myriad of things you could have downloaded and it's worth checking that it's even supposed to work before going down that path.

     

    So what's the file? Where did you get it from? Are you sure this is designed to work on Mac OS X?

  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,720 points)
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    May 27, 2012 8:08 AM (in response to PeterAndTheWolf)

    Based on your description, this application has not been integrated with OS X; it might run on OS X, but it's definitely not a normal OS X application.

     

    Please post the URL link to the particular Nike application (assuming the download is generally accessible), and we can have a look at the requirements.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,945 points)
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    May 27, 2012 8:33 AM (in response to MrHoffman)

    It's been reported several times that Installer packages sometimes open in Terminal, presumably because of corruption in the LaunchServices database. The suggestion I made above seems to fix it.

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