14 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2012 7:32 PM by rccharles
leorodion Level 1 (0 points)

You can't open the application PlistBuddy because PowerPC applications are no longer support.

                                          THE INSTALLATION FAIL


YAMAHA 01X mLAN drive  plaese anyone can help how i can fix the. Imac10.7.3 i5.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 01X MLAN DRIVE HELP
  • CT Level 6 (17,545 points)

    PowerPC applications are not supported by Lion.

  • rccharles Level 5 (7,581 points)

    Are you trying to install an Application called PlistBuddy?  Where did you download this application from?


    You need to download the latest version.


    Look for some other application that does the same thing.



  • léonie Level 10 (90,985 points)

    Are you by any chance trying to install GarageBand Jampacks? Then see this discussion:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-x-operating-system/245736-garageband-jam-pac ks-osx-lion.html


    Probably the installation succeeded o.k., but you need to reboot your system.



  • leorodion Level 1 (0 points)

    1317481541_139915100_1-Pictures-of--YAMAHA-DIGITAL-MIXER-FOR-SALE.jpgScreen Shot 2012-04-03 at 10.00.38 AM.pngi have the CD rom,  when click on the icon, it says, You can't open the application Install mLAN tools for 01X because the Classic environment is no longer supported. i search and search on net i find  http://download.yamaha.com/search/product/ Screen Shot 2012-04-03 at 10.19.17 AM.png

  • leorodion Level 1 (0 points)

    Screen Shot 2012-04-03 at 10.42.12 AM.pngalmost finish, don know what went wrong

    Screen Shot 2012-04-03 at 10.44.09 AM.pngplease please. i dont wanted to go back to window please PLEASE

  • leorodion Level 1 (0 points)



  • léonie Level 10 (90,985 points)

    The problem is hat you are running MacOS Lion on an Intel machine.

    The program you want to use is a program written for a PowerPC. Previous versions of MacOS had the Rosetta environment, that emulated a PowerPC on an Intel Machine, but MacOS Lion does no longer support these old programs - it simply cannot execute PowerPC code on an Intel processor.


    If you need to run this program you will have to revert your OS to MacOS 10.6.8; that is the last MacOS system that still supports PowerPC programs.


    I kept an old MacBook Pro with OS 10.6.8 just to be able to run some old PowerPC programs that I cannot replace with Intel Versions

  • leorodion Level 1 (0 points)

    you are god

    thanks very much for the hope. but how can i install this 10 .6.8 now please

  • léonie Level 10 (90,985 points)

    How old is your iMac? Is it a new one (late 2011, 2012) that came with MacOS X 10.7.3 preinstalled? Then you probably cannot install an older System. But if you bought your Mac initially with Mac OS X 10.6.8 and just upgraded to MacOS X Lion, then you can revert to your old System.

    See here on how to do it: http://gigaom.com/apple/how-to-downgrade-from-lion-to-snow-leopard/


    But think about it, if you really will go back - that is a dead end - no newer Mac Systems will probably ever again be compatible with that old software.




  • leorodion Level 1 (0 points)


    bought a week ago, so this is  new vassion with 10 7 3, any i have to go back to window






    anyone tell me what to do pleass

  • rccharles Level 5 (7,581 points)

    plistbuddy is mentioned as a command line tool.  It seems to be download as parts of other packages.


    plistbuddy has been install a number of times on my system. 


    might post to these sites:

    http://www.sninety.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=01X_Macintosh&Number=44392 6&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=7&o=&fpart=2


    http://www.arrangerworkstation.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=voices&Number= 421604&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1


    I'm thinking the developer tools contain a copy of plistbuddy.



    Not sure if getting another copy of plistbuddy would help or not.  Might be that Y. has shipped the wrong version of plistbuddy. Seems odd that the install almost complted then failed.



    You can install Windows on an intel mac either via bootcamp or in a virtual machine like virtual box.





  • leorodion Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks bross,  on ur link, there is a place where i have to sudo bash. im still trying to do that, if it'll work

  • rccharles Level 5 (7,581 points)

    sudo bash will put you in root.


    Macintosh-HD -> Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal


    sudo bash

    The sudo command will ask for your administration password. No characters will appear when typing your password. Press return when done typing. sudo stands for super user do.  It's just like root. Be careful.


    you are in root.  enter your commands.


    when done enter



    press return after each command.


    This is different from a root user login.  For that you enable the root account & login.



  • rccharles Level 5 (7,581 points)

    Possible hack.  It seems that the mLan software contains a PPC version of plistbuddy.  You need to find yourself a universal or Intel version of plist buddy. 


    your in luck because Yamaha shipped the installation as a mpck. 


    The idea would be to replace the plistbuddy in the mpck with a valid version of plistbuddy.


    Locate a universal or intel version of pllistbuddy.


    do a get info on pllistbuddy to see what it is.  Here is the package version.

    get info -- click on file to highlight then  command+i


    Picture 2.png


    here is the path to plistbuddy in the package.  The mpck is in a folder on my desktop with name



    double click on folder

    right click on mLAN Tools.mpkg


    you will see something like.

    Picture 3.png


    click on Show package Contents.


    double click on installers.


    right click on mLANManager.pkg


    double click on contents.


    you see:


    Picture 4.png




    /Users/mac/Desktop/mac_mlan_v120_e/mLAN\ Tools.mpkg/Installers/mLANManager.pkg/Contents/Resources/PlistBuddy


    of course maintain a copy of the orginal.


    replace PlistBuddy with a vallid copy.




    How to find plistbuddy.

    download one of these search packages

    I have found that spotlight is inconsistent when searching by filename.  To  search by filename, try:



    "This is a free program for Mac OS 10.4 and later that lets you search for files on your disks, primarily on HFS formatted ones."

    To search for all fines on your system, hold down the option key then press find button.




    An alternative to or supplement of Spotlight and finds files, folders or contents in any file without the need for indexing.

    Scroll down until you see EasyFind



    No, I have not tried this.  I have a PPC mac.