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

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

I’m a Mac user. I’m also a big fan of Apple. Therefore, when I first heard that El Capitan was going to be released in September 2015, I was ecstatic. However, there were a few issues with my MacBook and it would often say: “No packages were eligible for install” when trying to install the OS X. So I made this article instead so others could get their MacBook repaired quickly on their own. If the solution below doesn’t work for you reach out to Melbourne’s IT support experts today for a fix.

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 utility 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

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“No packages were eligible for install” is a message that appears when attempting to install OS X El Capitan on older macs. MacBooks are a very popular purchase in Melbourne and around Australia so it is important to understand the reasoning behind why this message appears. Simply put, if your Mac isn’t old enough to run the latest El Capitan operating system then it won’t install. This basically comes down to your hardware is too old and therefore unsupported by Apple.

We can fix almost any Apple Mac device. If it isn’t listed, we can probably still help you out with your Apple Mac product problems. Just give us a call on 1300694877 – our MacBook repair technicians are located in Bayside Melbourne, just down the road from the beach.

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