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How to fix OS X Installer Failure "No packages were eligible for install. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance"

If you ever get this error while attempting to install OS X, you will likely need to set the date using terminal.

The simplest way to set it (if you have no OS installed on the machine) is to boot the install media, open the terminal and check the date (type date).

The following information was found on someones site (sorry I forget which), but I have included it here to make it easier to correct this issue.

Use the following command in terminal to set the machine to a time and date of your choosing:
date {month}{day}{hour}{minute}{year}

For example, to set it to 8pm on the 2nd October 2018

date 100220002018

The command below will output the current date in a format suitable for use on another machine:
date "+%m%d%H%M%Y.%S"

Further, the following (mouthful of a command) will let you specify a date and time in a more readable format and set it in one go:
date -f "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S" "2016-07-09 15:20:10"


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