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Dean Buchenauer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a new MacBook Pro, and all the Jam Packs, including the now discontinued Jam Pack 1. I've done a clean install of the Mac OS X 10.6 (DVD), and updates, and the Applications (DVD), and updates. But when I try to install the Jam Pack 1, it gives a strange popup window at the end of the installation: "Alert title Alert" Something happened." Following this, I can't update the Jam Pack to the 1.0.1 version, as I've done in the past (installer indicates that I don't have this Jam Pack installed). Is this Jam Pack not needed anymore (or perhaps the loops and instruments are already included with iLife 09)? But then why does it copy so many files to the disk?

Any help would be appreciated.

Dean

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Garageband 5.1
  • tomrccampbell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I get the same problem.
  • WarriorAnt Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
    Look at the browse window to the right where it says 'show all'. Pull down the window. Do you see Jam pack 1 listed?
  • Dean Buchenauer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I do see that the Garage Jam Pack 1 is listed in the 'show all' window, and the loops seem to be there. There is also a receipt listed in the Installed Software of the Software Update utility (although it does not list a version number). However, it will not update to version 1.0.1 using the Software Update utility, or even if I manually use the package file for the update. When I try to update manually, the program that checks your computer indicates that "GarageBand Jam Pack Update can't be installed on this computer. This update requires GarageBand Jam Pack to be installed." Seems like a bug to me...
  • WarriorAnt Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
    That update is from way way back. You probably do not need it.
  • Dean Buchenauer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    There are loops being installed when I install the Jam Packs (I can see each set in GarageBand), but I still get a strange message for each. I just installed the 2nd Pack, and see the same "something happened" message. There appears to be something crashing in PackageBuddy:

    8/20/10 8:41:10 PM Installer[141] Jam Pack 2: Remix Tools Installation Log
    8/20/10 8:41:10 PM Installer[141] Opened from: /Volumes/GarageBand Jam Pack 2 Remix Tools/Packages/Install Jam Pack 2 Remix Tools.mpkg
    8/20/10 8:41:19 PM [0x0-0x10010].com.apple.installer[141] dyld: Library not loaded: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Installation.framework/Versions/A/Installatio n
    8/20/10 8:41:19 PM [0x0-0x10010].com.apple.installer[141] Referenced from: /Volumes/GarageBand Jam Pack 2 Remix Tools/Packages/GarageBand_11.pkg/Contents/Resources/PackageBuddy
    8/20/10 8:41:19 PM [0x0-0x10010].com.apple.installer[141] Reason: image not found
    8/20/10 8:41:19 PM ReportCrash[150] Saved crash report for PackageBuddy[146] version ??? (???) to /Users/jebuchenauer/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/PackageBuddy2010-08-20-204119TheStig.crash
    8/20/10 8:41:35 PM Installer[141] =============================================================================== =
    8/20/10 8:41:35 PM Installer[141] User picked Standard Install
    8/20/10 8:41:35 PM Installer[141] Choices selected for installation:
    8/20/10 8:41:35 PM Installer[141] Install: "Jam Pack 2: Remix Tools"
    8/20/10 8:41:35 PM Installer[141] =============================================================================== =
    8/20/10 8:41:35 PM Installer[141] Configuring volume "LaptopTester"

    So I think there is a bug somewhere in the installer(s) of the Jam Packs.

    Dean
  • Dean Buchenauer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have now gone ahead and installed the Jam Packs up to set # 4. All of these installations give me the "Something happened" warning, but only on the first disk of the installation disks (some sets have 1 disk, and others have 2). Jam Pack 4 also has an update to version 1.0.1, but my Software Update did not recognize that I needed it. Downloading the update manually and applying it worked for this set, as opposed to set #1 which would not.

    So I'm still thinking that there is some issue with 10.6 that is preventing a 'clean' install of the Jam Packs. Does anyone else see this with a computer other than a MacBook Pro?

    Dean
  • WarriorAnt Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
    What was actually the outcome of the installations? Do all the Jam packs now appear in GB or did they not install.


    Also when did you obtain all the Jam pack? Recently?
  • Dean Buchenauer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I can see extra loops installed by using the browser in GarageBand (by selecting the loops for each Jam Pack), but I don't know how to see the instruments that they install. I've been adding the Jam Packs as they came out, so some are very old.
  • WarriorAnt Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
    Select a software instrument track, click on browse. Use the pull down window when you see 'show all'. You should see the software instruments from your various Jam packs.
  • Dean Buchenauer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, I can see the instruments that were installed for each of the Jam Packs.

    But it is still troublesome that I was not able to update the Jam Pack 1, and that the 10.6 Software Update doesn't realize that I need to update Jam Packs 1 or 4.
  • WarriorAnt Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
    The Jam pack update for Jam pack 1 was I believe an update for a much earlier version of GB. I believe that was the same fro Jam Pack 4. They were for problems earlier versions of GB were having with those packs at that time.

    You really don't need them now.
  • Dean Buchenauer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just installed the Voices Jam Pack. It updated to version 1.0.1 using Software Update.

    So I guess I'll try without updating Jam Pack 1, since all else appears to be working.

    Thanks for the advice,

    Dean
  • Need a little help Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    but why does it give the something happened error.. i do worry.. should i not worry then?
  • MattiMattMatt Level 4 Level 4 (2,420 points)
    Dean Buchenauer wrote:
    There are loops being installed when I install the Jam Packs (I can see each set in GarageBand), but I still get a strange message for each. I just installed the 2nd Pack, and see the same "something happened" message. There appears to be something crashing in PackageBuddy:

    So I think there is a bug somewhere in the installer(s) of the Jam Packs.


    Yes. There is a bug/incompatibility between PackageBuddy (which enables the PPC installer from older Jampacks to work on newer intel macs) and the latest OS. Since Snow Leopard downloads PackageBuddy from Apple as needed, this is something Apple could and should fix.

    PackageBuddy installed with Leopard (using GB '09) worked just fine.

    PackageBuddy downloaded with Snow Leopard (using GB '09) runs into this problem. (Snow Leopard doesn't automatically instal PackageBuddy; it retrieves it online if needed).

    So it appears the problem is with PackageBuddy, Snow Leopard, and older Jampacks.... Jampacks produced with the PPC installer are having problems installing into Snow Leopard.

    Please complain to Apple feedback so they know!

    PackageBuddy is supposed to translate from PowerPC to intel, but is broken. A PackageBuddy update should fix it.
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