• Two apps won't open

    From Robert Peirce@bob@peirce-family.com to comp.sys.mac.apps on Thu Sep 17 18:28:41 2020
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.mac.apps

    I have two related apps that have suddenly decided not to open on my
    mini. They work fine on my MacBook Pro. I have done absolutely nothing
    on the computer all day. They worked this morning but not now. The
    computer has been idling all day. Other apps work fine.

    I tried reinsalling them, restarting the comnputer, shutting it down and restarting it. Any idea what could cause this and how to fix it? These
    apps have been working fine for years.
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  • From gtr@xxx@yyy.zzz to comp.sys.mac.apps on Thu Sep 17 16:20:55 2020
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    On 2020-09-17 22:28:41 +0000, Robert Peirce said:

    I have two related apps that have suddenly decided not to open on my
    mini. They work fine on my MacBook Pro. I have done absolutely
    nothing on the computer all day. They worked this morning but not now.
    The computer has been idling all day. Other apps work fine.

    I tried reinsalling them, restarting the comnputer, shutting it down
    and restarting it. Any idea what could cause this and how to fix it?
    These apps have been working fine for years.

    What are these apps?

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  • From Percival John Hackworth@pjh@nanoworks.com to comp.sys.mac.apps on Sat Sep 19 03:15:40 2020
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    On 17-Sep-2020 at 4:20:55PM PDT, "gtr" <xxx@yyy.zzz> wrote:

    On 2020-09-17 22:28:41 +0000, Robert Peirce said:

    I have two related apps that have suddenly decided not to open on my
    mini. They work fine on my MacBook Pro. I have done absolutely
    nothing on the computer all day. They worked this morning but not now.
    The computer has been idling all day. Other apps work fine.

    I tried reinsalling them, restarting the comnputer, shutting it down
    and restarting it. Any idea what could cause this and how to fix it?
    These apps have been working fine for years.

    What are these apps?

    On the Terminal, type the following:

    cat -f /var/log/system.log

    Then click on the apps. You should see something in the syslog show up. Then type

    ls ~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter

    Are there files with the name of your application ending in .crash?

    if so, then you may have found a bug which you should report to the creator of the applications. If they're Apple applications, don't hold your breath.

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  • From Robert Peirce@bob@peirce-family.com to comp.sys.mac.apps on Sat Sep 19 08:33:00 2020
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.mac.apps

    I found the problem. Apparently back in May Apple had an iTunes
    software update for dealing with iPhones. The update clobbered some
    file affecting music based apps. A later security update corrected
    this. Unfortunately, I did the iTunes update AFTER the security update.
    I restored the entire system from a Time Machine backup BEFORE I found
    out I just needed to restore the file.
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