Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 6:03 PM (in response to J.Morris)
Backup files off the computer (not TimeMachine) and disconnect.
If you have TM, or a option key bootable clone use that to erase and restore from.
If not, c boot off the 10.6 disk, use Disk Utility to >Repair Disk and Permissions, (do not format or erase!!) and simply re--install 10.6 from the disk. Note: Does not touch your files and most programs, but backup your files regardless.
Note: If Disk Repair gives a error that is not repaired, then you have to consider erasing the drive (with Zeros) and try reinstalling 10.6 fresh or replacing the drive.
Reboot and log in, update to 10.6.8, it should not include the security update at this time (second pass it might show) because it was just released and they might need to pull it. (they need to pull it)
When you reboot, make sure to reinstall any programs that installed kext files into OS X, you'll know, they won't work.
If you get gray screen, hold the shift key and update your installed software so it's compatible with 10.6.8.
Learn how to clone here
TM help here
Learn how to make copies of your 10.6 disks here
Learn how to make a bootable SL USB
Learn which programs ARE NOT compatible with Lion
Long live the Snow Leopard.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 6:08 PM (in response to J.Morris)
Omg thankyou I'm in the middle of two novels and microsoft office couldn't save or quit etc. ad nauseum and I immediately knew it was the security update...spent time with the "fixes" through microsoft and realized it must have been rosetta.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 6:16 PM (in response to ds store)
Stop auto-replying with spam. @nydiscussion Glad to help!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 6:48 PM (in response to J.Morris)
Can you explain why this fix is only for emergency use and what exactly is does?
Do you know if your fix will cause any problems if/when Apple issues some kind of fix for their screwup?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 6:58 PM (in response to Douglas)
Replaces a framework for imageio and it should be updated when apple issues a fix... Since it is the framework causing the issue.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 7:02 PM (in response to Douglas)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 7:07 PM (in response to ds store)
Your efforts are HUGELY appreciated. Unfortunately, they didn't do anything for us.
Fortunately, we have two functional laptops downstairs that we were smart enough to NOT do security updates on.
My trust in Apple just plummeted.
Twenty-seven years of trust down the security toilet, partly because of the catastrophic effects, but mainly because of Apple's silence when their customers need them the most.
Jobs is spinning in his crematorium urn at this moment.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 10:09 PM (in response to J.Morris)
The fix worked for me although I did the manual method of replacing the affected folder,ImageIO, with the one from my cloned HD. I assume that is what your installer does.
Anyway now both of my PCC apps, Quicken and Mailwatch, work as before. Can print and export with Quicken and MailWatch launches and works properly.
Thanks so much, but still want something from Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2012 1:16 AM (in response to J.Morris)
Thanks a lot for your installer Mr. Morris, but it doesn't work either for my Office 2004 (up to date).
Thanks again and now I hope an prompt answer from Cupertino...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2012 2:12 AM (in response to ds store)
ds store wrote:
His fix doesn't work for everyone it seems.
That is mentioned on the www.educate-it.org web page Mr. Morris linked to in his first post, along with a request for more info about any app it does not fix.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2012 5:48 AM (in response to J.Morris)
I found a solution on this discussion (in french but if you want I can traslate that for you) with the help of Lionel (check on the discussion) !
My MS Office 2004 is now working again and Rosetta is fully OK.
If you want a traduction of the solution, ask me !
You just need a "new" framework (offered by Lionel on this discussion) and reboot your engine (and maybe use Utility's Repair Disk Permissions feature).
My MS Office 2004 works perfectly, thanks to the Mac users (and not Appel )
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2012 6:32 AM (in response to J.Morris)
J.Morris wrote: Apple is currently working on a fix, but until that happens....
And how do you know that?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2012 6:34 AM (in response to WZZZ)
Because I spent an hour on the phone with their engineers before devising the fix that I posted links to. I have resources outside the normal channels of operations and have been using them to communicate the issue to the engineers. They know about the problem, are working on a fix, but in the meantime, we resorted to fixing it ourselves.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2012 6:41 AM (in response to J.Morris)
Well, if true, that is welcome news. It still boggles the mind they let this one out of the bag as is. I would have thought this is something so blatant it couldn't possibly have escaped their notice.