“No packages were eligible for install” – Unable to install El Capitan

If you’re stuck trying to installing El Capitan on your iMac or MacBook with the error No packages were eligible for install this article should resolve your issue.

Solution for fixing error “No packages were eligible for install”, “This copy of the Install OS X El Capitan application can’t be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading.”

  1. Boot of a USB OS X installer
  2. Open Terminal from the Utilities menu
  3. Use the date command to set the correct date and time
    1. The date needs to be set in the following format: date [month][day][hour][minute][year]
    2. For example 18th April 2016 5:15PM would use the following command: date 0418171516
  4. You will be shown the new date which has been set
  5. Reboot your iMac or MacBook
  6. Boot of the USB OS X installer again and continue the installation

That’s everything you need to do to repair your OS X Installer issue for error No packages were eligible for install.




OS X No Packages were eligible for install repaired