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That is new enough.

Some people use older versions of OS X like Snow Leopard and then the Python version is too old for the script to run properly. That's why I asked. Are you right (ctrl) clicking on the file and then selecting open ?
Yes, tried just double clicking too but same result (why is the right click - open even different from double clicking?)
Also tried simple terminal cd to the folder and opening gibMacOS.command... same thing.
Also tried 'python gibMacOS.command'
I've also installed the latest python then

Tried it on a white iMac and Macbook running Snow Leopard, but they give different errors:

ismacs-imac:~ ismac$ /Users/ismac/Desktop/gibMacOS-master/gibMacOS.command ; exit;
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Users/ismac/Desktop/gibMacOS-master/gibMacOS.command", line 3, in <module>
import os, datetime, shutil, time, sys, argparse, re
ImportError: No module named argparse
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Ty for the help
Ps the 10.10.2 system is a hackintosh
 
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but same result (why is the right click - open even different from double clicking?)
It's the gatekeeper security on some newer macOS versions. The right click, then open bypasses that.

Gatekeeper is a security feature of macOS by Apple. It enforces code signing and verifies downloaded applications before allowing them to run, thereby reducing the likelihood of inadvertently executing malware.
Ps the 10.10.2 system is a hackintosh
Any way you could upgrade to 10.10.6 or even 10.11 and the associated newer Nvidia Web drivers ? Give that a try and see if it changes the result.
 
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Tried it on a white iMac and Macbook running Snow Leopard, but they give different errors.
I've only tested this on hackintoshes with either supported Intel or Nvidia graphics. Never with a Nvidia Pascal card that requires web drivers. I also don't own any of the older socket 775 systems. So I'll be interested to hear about what works or doesn't in that scenario.
 
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It's the gatekeeper security on some newer macOS versions. The right click, then open bypasses that.

Gatekeeper is a security feature of macOS by Apple. It enforces code signing and verifies downloaded applications before allowing them to run, thereby reducing the likelihood of inadvertently executing malware.

Any way you could upgrade to 10.10.6 or even 10.11 and the associated newer Nvidia Web drivers ? Give that a try and see if it changes the result.
Ah ok, I've also tried that with that security feature disabled ..

I've just now tried it again on the snow leopard machine, with python 2.7.1 installed now,
and now I get the same error as on the 10.2.2 machine...

This is really unsettling for me, it's like step one of the whole endeavor and I can't even get that to work...
Things didn't get easier since 10.10...
I could try updating but I've lost confidence since this is even failing.. and it seems no one else has the issue. sigh.

Thanks man!
 

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I could try updating but I've lost confidence since this is even failing..
There's another (albeit more complex) way to use Windows and gibMacOS.bat instead of using macOS to run the python script. If you're interested in trying that see the guide by feartech for how to do that.

 

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I've attached a video showing the script being run on 10.12.6 on a Macbook Pro from 2011.
So I'd think it should work on any hackintosh running that version or 10.11.6. It's got Python 2.7.10.
 

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There's another (albeit more complex) way to use Windows and gibMacOS.bat instead of using macOS to run the python script. If you're interested in trying that see the guide by feartech for how to do that.

Haha, that's rather funny really. Let me just install windows, the thing most of us here i presume don't want to use...
I might still have a windows 7 installed drive lying around...
No that's just too cynical even for me.

I'm just wondering what the script wants:
osx version
amount of diskspace?
connection
real or hackintosh?


I mean there's such a gap in difficulty level between this and then doing the whole opencore install guide. with usb fixes and evergreen framebuffers and who knows how many more kexts and stuff that gets explained, skipping over more advanced stuff.
 
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I am unable to get gibMacOS.command to work using a late 2011 15" MBP running OS X 10.9.5
Right clicking and opening the file returns the following to the terminal:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Users/killerkatt/Downloads/gibMacOS-master/gibMacOS.command", line 553, in <module>
g = gibMacOS()
File "/Users/killerkatt/Downloads/gibMacOS-master/gibMacOS.command", line 7, in __init__
self.d = downloader.Downloader()
File "/Users/killerkatt/Downloads/gibMacOS-master/Scripts/downloader.py", line 18, in __init__
cafile = ssl.get_default_verify_paths().openssl_cafile
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'get_default_verify_paths'
logout

[Process completed]
 

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Right clicking and opening the file returns the following to the terminal:
Run this in Terminal and see what version you have.
Code:
python --version

Any way you could upgrade to at least Sierra ?
 
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