installed mavericks on zero'd out drive, all installations pkgs "Operation Not Permitted"

in macOS edited April 2014

I have a mid 2011 i7 iMac 27". I was having some problems with it, so I zero'd out the drive (few hours) in disk utility and installed a fresh copy of Mavericks via usb flash. Everything installed fine (and surprisingly quickly) with no error prompts. 


Since I like to install non-app store apps, I immediately went to security prefs and changed it to "Anywhere". I began doing my re-installs and not a single app would install. when I would double click on the install app shortcut, I would get the warning that I'm opening an app, the icon would attempt to launch for a brief nanosecond and disappear. 


As a workaround, i would right click and go "Show contents" > Mac OS > Raw-file.  In terminal it would read the same for everything "../ Operation not permitted, log out" I even made my user admin profile a root user. I've rebooted and I'm stuck.


I even updated to 10.9.2 and it still doesn't work.

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