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Jorge Marsal
Mac OSX install problems
on Feb 22, 2008 at 9:50:47 pm

I have the similar problems as an earlier post.
The Default.il3 will not open and crashes the program.
I trashed all the files as instructed in the first response, shutdown, downloaded a second pkg, reinstalled and the same thing occurs.
The Help files also do not open.
The Default file's info reads as a Unix executable.
The additional libraries seem to function fine.
Do I have the right download, etc.
I don't believe its a problem with my MacBook Pro 10.4.11.
Thanks for any and all help.
Jorge


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Paolo Ciccone
Re: Mac OSX install problems
on Feb 23, 2008 at 4:48:58 pm

This is a problem with the permission flags. It seems that the installer can default to a different user's permissions if multiple users are installed on your machine.
After you install PI open the Terminal, go to the folder where PI is installed, usually /Application/particleIllusion 3.0 and run the following commands:

- sudo bash
at the prompt enter your usual password
- chmod -R your_user_name *
your_user_name is of courser your user name (short version)
- chgrp -R staff *
- exit

That should fix it.






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Jorge Marsal
Re: Mac OSX install problems
on Feb 23, 2008 at 8:57:10 pm

Paolo,
Thank you for your response.
I have tried your action several times with no success.
Not sure if I'm doing something wrong in the command prompts, but I have checked 4 times. I restarted after the process...no success. ???
Thanks.



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Jorge Marsal
Re: Mac OSX install problems
on Feb 23, 2008 at 9:07:39 pm

Paolo,
I found an easier route:
In the info of the particleIllusions 3.0 folder my IT manager's name was being used as the owner. I changed it to mine and applied to enclosed files.
All worked after that.
Thanks,
Jorge



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Paolo Ciccone
Re: Mac OSX install problems
on Feb 23, 2008 at 11:54:33 pm

Yes, that's exactly the reason why it didn't work. The chown (change owner) command changes the ownership of the files. Glad you found a solution.






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