piranha: stylized white figure lifting a red barbell with weights (Default)
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and even large companies like adobe and amazon seem blissfully unaware of such a thing. what is this, the dark ages?

so today i installed the kindle for mac program since i broke down to buy a book i really needed right away, and which was most easily available on the kindle.

the app died on me right away with the incredibly helpful error message "there was a problem". no shit?

fortunately we have the console, which told me:
12/07/15 5:23:42 PM [0x0-0xa90a9].com.amazon.Kindle[1427] dyld: Library not loaded: @executable_path/../Frameworks/libWEbCoreKRF.dylib
12/07/15 5:23:42 PM [0x0-0xa90a9].com.amazon.Kindle[1427] Referenced from: /Applications/Kindle.app/Contents/MacOS/../Frameworks/libWebCoreViewer.dylib
12/07/15 5:23:42 PM [0x0-0xa90a9].com.amazon.Kindle[1427] Reason: image not found

thanks to adobe i am primed to look for case-sensitivity issues, so the difference between libWEbCore and libWebCore jumped right out at me. looking inside the app bundle showed that indeed, libWebCoreKRF.dylib is present and accounted for.

fortunately this is easily fixed by creating a dynamic link from the correct lib to the misspelled one:

using terminal, admin privileges, go to the directory in question (/Applications/Kindle.app/Contents/Frameworks if you've installed in the usual place), and issue this command:

ln -s libWebCoreKRF.dylib libWEbCoreKRF.dylib

and the app will work for now -- until the next update. any bets on whether that'll fix the problem? yeah, didn't think so.

in better news, market day left us with ripe, local strawberries, and they are SO GOOD. and moroccan spice bread. and baked bread pudding. and fresh fudge.

on 2012-07-16 01:56 (UTC)
serene: mailbox (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] serene
It's good to see a post from you!

on 2012-07-16 02:04 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] graydon
Yes it is!

on 2012-07-16 02:13 (UTC)
serene: mailbox (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] serene
Which I just realized might sound like an indirect chiding, but absolutely no chide intended, scout's honor!

on 2012-07-17 02:07 (UTC)
serene: mailbox (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] serene
*nodnod* That's why I miss Usenet, even though I do like DW and tolerate FB. I could hop on an old thread and just say "Hi, life intruded, answering an old thread," and all was cool, and there was lots of new stuff to just jump right into, too -- I never *had* to have my own content to share. I could just react to other people's.

on 2012-07-16 03:13 (UTC)
peoppenheimer: Photo of interesting tree stump in forest. (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] peoppenheimer
One approach that some people use with success is to keep two partitions, one for software designed for case-insensitive systems, and one for everything else. I haven't tried this, but it is the approach used on some systems that I use but don't admin, and it seems to be moderately successful.

on 2012-07-17 01:31 (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Dreamy photo of playground roundabout in rosy foggy light (lost youth)
Posted by [personal profile] jesse_the_k
OK I'm mem'ing this post for the next time ...

Who am I fooling. I won't even remember that I mem'ed it.

I want to mem you for the next time I'm troubleshooting. (And now I bet I know why both Kindle for Mac and Nook for Mac work for shit.)

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