5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 24, 2013 11:06 AM by Stephen Schulte1
Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

This is a strange one!  iPhoto will not open - I get the message that it is not the right version or something - see attached.  (StartUp drive is SCS Mac 500HD)

 

OK so I take my 36 hour old full SuperSuper! Backup and make that the startup drive - D1-LaCie 505gb MBP BkUp2.  I use iPhoto (from the backup or the "main" drive) and both work fine-- all libraries from both HD's as well as other internal and external drives work (yes, I have a second internal HD on my MBP-13" - removed the DVD drive).

 

So I am guessing this has to do with something corrupt in the iPhoto plist on my main drive or ???? something.  The HD's all have been verified and are perfect; and disk permissions have been repaired.

 

Any comments on what to "trash" / "rebuild" or ??? --- again, all works perfectly when I startup from my BackUp FireWire external HD.  All iPhoto libraries open just fine. 

 

THANKS!  I'll keep experimenting but haven't found a solution yet. 

 

2013-06-24 at 14.28-1.jpg

 

Best regards,

 

 

Steve Schulte

Monday 24 June 2013


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, Also a Mac SE running 6.0.4 - not upgrading that!
  • 1. Re: iPhoto will not open at all
    Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  I cannot open iPhoto at all.  Holding down the option key and trying to start results in the same message as above.  Holding down cmd-option and trying to start--- nope, same message.

     

    BUT again starting from my BackUp--- all works fine so there is something in the main startup drive system or preferences or library or???  but what?

     

    Thanks!

     

    Steve

    Monday 24 June 2013

  • 2. Re: iPhoto will not open at all
    Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    EVEN MORE INFO:  Hope this helps:

     

    I found this file:  iPhoto_2013-06-24-150307_SteveSchulteMBP13.crash

     

    And this is what it says when opened in CONSOLE: 

     

    Process:         iPhoto [487]

    Path:            /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto

    Identifier:      com.apple.iPhoto

    Version:         9.4.3 (9.4.3)

    Build Info:      iPhotoProject-720091000000000~2

    Code Type:       X86 (Native)

    Parent Process:  launchd [147]

    User ID:         501

     

     

    Date/Time:       2013-06-24 15:03:07.630 +0200

    OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.8.4 (12E55)

    Report Version:  10

     

     

    Crashed Thread:  0

     

     

    Exception Type:  EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)

    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000

     

     

    Application Specific Information:

    dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries

     

     

    Dyld Error Message:

      Library not loaded: /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/Python

      Referenced from: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto

      Reason: image not found

     

     

    Binary Images:

       0xaa000 -   0xd9fff3  com.apple.iPhoto (9.4.3 - 9.4.3) <74A545E6-1EB2-315F-82FA-3344B599F490> /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto

    0x8fea9000 - 0x8fedbe57  dyld (210.2.3) <23516BE4-29BE-350C-91C9-F36E7999F0F1> /usr/lib/dyld

  • 3. Re: iPhoto will not open at all
    Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    This is NOT resolved--  here's some more info:

     

    I have 2 backups via SuperDuper!:  The one mentioned above (which works for iPhoto no matter which application I use- the one on the "D1" drive or the one on the SCS Mac 500 HD).  But there is a more recent one "E1" which does not work.

     

    D1:  Backed up Sunday 23 June 2013 at 04:30 am

    E1:  Backed up Monday 24 June 2013 at 03:30 am

     

    So something happened in those 23 hours to cause the Main "SCS Mac 500 HD" to get corrupted, which was transferred about 15 hours ago to the "E1" backup, but the approx 38 hour old "D1" backup is OK - so the problem hadn't occured yet.  OK but I've tried copying .plist and other files from the "good" D1 to the SCS Mac 500 HD-- without success.  Not sure what to do--- I want to clean-out the SCS Mac 500 HD to make it like it was…

     

    Any help appreciated.  If the solution is a clean, new install (of iPhoto, not the entire system, please) - don't I have to remove certain files before using my iLife 11 DVD to reinstall iPhoto?  And can I just reinstall iPhoto without reinstalling Garageband and iMovie? 

     

    If there is a way to do this without re-installing iPhoto-- please let me know.

     

    Best regards,

     

     

    Steve Schulte

    Monday 24 June 2013

  • 4. Re: iPhoto will not open at all
    Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I just did a TOTAL reinstall of iPhoto from my DVD of a few years back…  First junked 74 files that were here:  /var/db/receipts/  (all the ones that had iPhoto in their name).

     

    Then upgraded via the App Store to 9.4.3 --- nope, same message.  NOT SOLVED.

     

    So what happened to my system between Sunday at 4:30 am an Monday at 3:30 am to cause this issue and how to correct it???

     

    Best regards,

     

     

    Steve Schulte

    Monday 24 June 2013

  • 5. Re: iPhoto will not open at all
    Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    SOLVED - and you won't believe this!!!

     

    It seems that between my Sunday and Monday morning backups, I had tried and discarded a program called "Flavors" (which could modify the "look" of the Finder etc.)

     

    OK so when I discarded it I used EasyFind to locate all files with the name "flavors" so that I could discard them – which I did.

     

    EXCEPT there is a folder located in:  /system/library/frameworks called Python.framework and I trashed that.

     

    Hey only a 353.5 mb folder with only 21,577 items in it.  And some were flavors.py  or   flavors.pyc    and apparently those files are NEEDED--- when I reinstalled them from my "D1" backup, all worked great!

     

    ONCE AGAIN SAVED BY SUPERDUPER!

     

    Lesson for the day:  If you don't know what it is, don't trash it…

     

    Best regards,

     

     

    Steve Schulte

    Monday 24 June 2013