Tag Archives: macOS

Mac mini 10GbE Packet Loss Issue with Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)

64 bytes from icmp_seq=772 ttl=64 time=2.401 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=773 ttl=64 time=2.958 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 774
Request timeout for icmp_seq 775
Request timeout for icmp_seq 776
Request timeout for icmp_seq 777
Request timeout for icmp_seq 778
64 bytes from icmp_seq=779 ttl=64 time=2.457 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=780 ttl=64 time=2.173 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=781 ttl=64 time=2.325 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=782 ttl=64 time=2.803 ms

If you got packet loss issue with 10GbE Mac mini. Try to disable Energy Efficient Ethernet on your Network pane in System Preferences:

Network pane in macOS System Preferences

You have to manually configure your Ethernet with full-duplex only. Then your network should be back to normal.

Global Homebrew PATH Prefix for macOS

Based on Homebrew’s FAQ you can set prefix in PATH for all GUI apps which is not enabled by default:

user$ sudo launchctl config user path "$(brew --prefix)/bin:${PATH}"
Configuration applied. You must reboot for changes to take effect.

According to this answer. The sudo launchctl config user path <...> command updates /private/var/db/com.apple.xpc.launchd/config/user.plist:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">

You can query launchd‘s current settings via:

launchctl getenv PATH

Related: You can also query the default PATH by executing:

sysctl user.cs_path

Test script with clear environment:

env -i git commit

Remove/Uninstall Rosetta 2 from Apple Silicon Macs

  1. Obtain a list of files/directories and LaunchAgents with: pkgutil --files com.apple.pkg.RosettaUpdateAuto
  2. Save them in a way that you can access them in the recovery
  3. Boot into recovery mode: Press and hold the power button on your Mac until “Loading startup options” appears.
  4. Open Terminal in recovery mode
  5. Run csrutil disable and confirm (temporary disable SIP)
  6. Reboot
  7. Delete the files listed at step 1 (in my case it was enough to delete /Library/Apple/usr/share/rosetta and /Library/Apple/usr/libexec with all their contents)
  8. Remember to empty the Trash
  9. Reboot back to recovery
  10. Run csrutil enable and confirm

Sample pkgutil output:

$ pkgutil --files com.apple.pkg.RosettaUpdateAuto

Migrate Homebrew from Intel Macs to Apple Silicon Macs

Dump all your existing Homebrew packages:

brew bundle dump

If you’re using custom shell installed by Homebrew (ie. fish), change it back to bash temporarily:

chsh -s /bin/bash

You may also need to change this in System Preferences – Users & Groups (right click on your avatar and choose Advanced Options…)

Uninstall existing Homebrew (and all its packages):

curl -fsSL -o /tmp/uninstall.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/uninstall.sh
/bin/bash /tmp/uninstall.sh --path=/usr/local
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Fix Invalid Package Name “.DS_Store” for Node.js NPM Global Update on macOS

If you got the following error message when run npm update -g:

$ npm update -g
npm ERR! Invalid package name ".DS_Store": name cannot start with a period

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /Users/sparanoid/.npm/_logs/2021-04-28T13_59_32_013Z-debug.log

Simply run if you installed your Node.js via Homebrew:

find /usr/local -name '.DS_Store' -type f -print -delete

Or the following for M1:

find /opt/homebrew/lib -name '.DS_Store' -type f -print -delete