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Posted: 28 May 2012 03:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Where do I find these messages ? in “system Information”... looks like this is slightly beyond my knowledge of Mac OS

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Posted: 28 May 2012 03:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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dePeyrac - 28 May 2012 03:37 PM

Where do I find these messages ? in “system Information”... looks like this is slightly beyond my knowledge of Mac OS

In Application/Tools you have an application called “Console” or “System messages” (I’m running a Swedish OS version so I’m guessing what the original name is, but the icon looks like this:

 

 

 

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Posted: 28 May 2012 03:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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When you run it you will see a window and in the top right corner a search box, type ds.app there to filter out what you are interested in.

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Posted: 28 May 2012 03:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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yes thanks, found it in the meantime, but not much I can gather from here:

28/05/12 23:43:00 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502[242] ([0x0-0x83f83f].com.bitrock.installbuilder[16654]) posix_spawn(”/Users/WGA Management/Back-up/Poser Anatomy/ps_mr259_V4MuscleMorphs.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh”, ...): Permission denied

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Posted: 28 May 2012 03:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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No idea on why it denies permission to execute the “app”

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Posted: 28 May 2012 03:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Could I have ticked a box somewhere that would prevent “.app” files to be executed?

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Posted: 28 May 2012 03:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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dePeyrac - 28 May 2012 03:48 PM

yes thanks, found it in the meantime, but not much I can gather from here:

28/05/12 23:43:00 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502[242] ([0x0-0x83f83f].com.bitrock.installbuilder[16654]) posix_spawn(”/Users/WGA Management/Back-up/Poser Anatomy/ps_mr259_V4MuscleMorphs.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh”, ...): Permission denied

Told you, permission problems. Where did you unzip the files? In your “downloaded files” or any other place “under” your home directory or somewhere else? This usually happens if you unzip to a directory where you are not really supposed to write stuff.

You can fix this manually using the terminal
Start Terminal.app

type cd  then drag the ds.app to the terminal window, now hit <return>
now type chmod -R +x Contents/ <return>


Now try run it.

 

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Posted: 28 May 2012 04:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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It says “no such file in directory”.... any more chance if I just try to unzip in another folder. where should I go from once my ZIP files are in my “Downloads” folder (my version is in French….. so try to translate

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Posted: 28 May 2012 04:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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try to unzip in a folder in your home. I’ve never had this problems except once when I moved filed from one machine to another via USB-stick.

if you do as I said in terminal (step one), then type pwd <return>, what does it say?

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Posted: 28 May 2012 04:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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When you say step one, is that “cd” or is it the whole path that you advised?
.....because it doesn’t work

Nor can I execute the .app in a home folder… Thanks for your help though but I have to take a train at 5 am and really need to sleep now.

have a good night and thanks again

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Posted: 28 May 2012 04:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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.... I hate Mac…never had any problems with PC though. since on mac, my life is a nightmare

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Posted: 28 May 2012 11:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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dePeyrac - 28 May 2012 04:35 PM

When you say step one, is that “cd” or is it the whole path that you advised?
.....because it doesn’t work

Nor can I execute the .app in a home folder… Thanks for your help though but I have to take a train at 5 am and really need to sleep now.

have a good night and thanks again

Walther

example:
cd /Users/<our user name>/Downloads/12345_cooldazthingy_ds.app

 

 

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Posted: 28 May 2012 11:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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dePeyrac - 28 May 2012 04:39 PM

.... I hate Mac…never had any problems with PC though. since on mac, my life is a nightmare

I guess the issue is that you are unfamiliar with how Mac OS X works, very easy to think Windows and Mac OS X works the same, much like switching between driving on the right or the left side of the road, when it comes to “spine reflexes” you will turn the wrong way, always.

 

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Posted: 02 June 2012 03:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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I’m on OSX 10.7. With initial instal of DAZ, I had to go into ‘Utilities’ and verify and repair ‘Disc Permissions’. D.P.‘s are what allows the apps to interact. DON’T TRY ANYTHING ELSE IN UTILITIES. Hope this helps a little.

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Posted: 19 July 2012 11:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Totte - 28 May 2012 03:54 PM
dePeyrac - 28 May 2012 03:48 PM

yes thanks, found it in the meantime, but not much I can gather from here:

28/05/12 23:43:00 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502[242] ([0x0-0x83f83f].com.bitrock.installbuilder[16654]) posix_spawn(”/Users/WGA Management/Back-up/Poser Anatomy/ps_mr259_V4MuscleMorphs.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh”, ...): Permission denied

Told you, permission problems. Where did you unzip the files? In your “downloaded files” or any other place “under” your home directory or somewhere else? This usually happens if you unzip to a directory where you are not really supposed to write stuff.

You can fix this manually using the terminal
Start Terminal.app

type cd  then drag the ds.app to the terminal window, now hit <return>
now type chmod -R +x Contents/ <return>


Now try run it.

 

Thanks Totte, this worked for me.  However, it must be done for each file to be extracted.  A better way when extracting multiple files is to combine them into a new directory, cd into that directory via Terminal, and chmod -R +x */.

BTW, I downloaded the files via Safari to the default directory, “Downloads” in my user directory.  Obviously, this is a defect that will negatively affect many Mac users.  I’m not sure why Daz felt the need to use such an unusual file format, but if the permissions issue can’t be resolved by them, they should revert to a less problem prone format.

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