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Lion won't launch new or updated apps

14854 Views 19 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2013 6:30 PM by Wadood Chaudhary RSS
  • InspiredLife Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 11, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to jkwaters)

    My OS X 10.7.4 installation has exactly the issue described by JKWATERS.

    I am not clear on the solution.

    The original poster says he had to do a convoluted process, but that seems to be app specific,,, meaning it must be done for every app. However, on my MBP when this issue kicks into effect, it will happen with every new app I download and open. As JKWATERS pointed out, I have to click the bouncing app icon, it then vanishes, and I then activate the application again and it opens normally.

    I'd love to sort this out.

  • jkwaters Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 11, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to InspiredLife)

    For me the issue was when I unpacked a zip file with the new downloaded app. There was a bug with TheUnarchiver app I was using to unpack that put the file in quarantine, and thus it would fail to launch. The Unarchiver has since been updated and the bug is gone. If this does not help, I am unsure how to solve your issue.

  • InspiredLife Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 11, 2012 8:04 AM (in response to jkwaters)

    Thanks JK,

    I have just recently started using The Unarchiver. I will check which version I have. Perhaps it needs updating.

    Yes, same issue for me... Unpack a ZIP... try to run app... and it does as you described.


    UPDATE: Discovered I had 3.0 installed. Have now updated to 3.2 via App Store (previously installed from the web download). Will see post here if that resolves things.


    UPDATE 2: Okay. So far it looks like that has resolved the issue. Much thanks. Very glad it was such an easy solution.

  • Brad Taylor Calculating status...
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    Aug 1, 2012 9:21 PM (in response to InspiredLife)

    Others have stated it's an issue with The Unarchiver. I'm having the same problems with new apps, but I don't use The Unarchiver. When I try to launch a newly-installed or updated app I get the following types of entries in the console:


    8/2/12 12:06:57.480 AM ([0x0-0x77077].VirtualSketch[610]) posix_spawn("/Applications/ src", ...): Permission denied

    8/2/12 12:06:57.481 AM ([0x0-0x77077].VirtualSketch[610]) Exited with code: 1

    8/2/12 12:06:57.486 AM Dock: no information back from LS about running process




    8/2/12 12:09:58.000 AM kernel: disk0s2: I/O error.

    8/2/12 12:09:59.839 AM ([626]) Job appears to have crashed: Bus error: 10

    8/2/12 12:10:01.758 AM ReportCrash: Saved crash report for CoreServicesUIAgent[626] version 61.11 (61.11) to /Users/xxx/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/CoreServicesUIAgent_2012-08-02-001001 _xxx-xxx-xxx-2.crash


    Again, the computer seems to be working fine otherwise, and existing apps launch perfectly.

  • Wadood Chaudhary Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 6:30 PM (in response to Vpr99)

    I am having the same issue. No new application works. In the console, for example for eclipse, I get

    2/24/13 5:38:11.854 PM eclipse[36306]: Unrecognized Java VM option ignored: -XstartOnFirstThread

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