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

Joseph C. Slater joseph.slater at wright.edu
Fri May 12 14:32:27 EDT 2006

On May 12, 2006, at 11:14 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> 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.

I had my first system freeze on my macbook this morning, after the  
update, when restoring my drive to a backup drive. I wonder if this  
was related.
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