[OS X TeX] i-Installer suddenly freezing my system

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri May 12 11:14:00 EDT 2006

On May 12, 2006, at 16:33, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 12 mai 06 à 16:19, Daniel Käsmayr a écrit :
>> I just wanted to start i_installer (current version) and suddenly, as 
>> soon as the app seems to have loaded my whole system just freezes. No 
>> more input possible, just moving the mouse cursor around. After a 
>> hard reset - no traces in any log files.
>> This is on an iMac Core Duo with OSX 10.4.6 and the latest security 
>> updates (etc.) installed.?
> Do you mean the really latest update (i.e. of today)? This one is 
> known to cause freezes, especially on MacTels. See 
> <http://www.macnn.com/articles/06/05/11/troubleshooting.updates/>. The 
> update seems to have dealt with rather deep parts of the OS 
> <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303737>. Could one of 
> these affect i-Installer? libcurl, Keychain, Finder, LaunchServices 
> come to mind. In particular, the Finder is said to now insist that the 
> URL scheme is identical to the Internet Location type; given that 
> i-Directories and i-Packages are http:// adresses, could this be 
> relevant here?

I told Daniel I cannot corroborate, but it seems now that I can.

So, I can corroborate the freeze. For me it is not on startup of 
i-Installer, but when I tried to open an i-package from the KNown 
Packages window it froze.

The system is not entirely dead. The mouse moves, the windowing system 
is dead, I cannot ssh into the system, but it reacts to ping.

Seems like a problem with the Apple update.

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