Are you by any chance trying to install GarageBand Jampacks? Then see this discussion:
Probably the installation succeeded o.k., but you need to reboot your system.
i 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/
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
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.
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:
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.
sudo bash will put you in root.
Macintosh-HD -> Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
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.
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
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.
click on Show package Contents.
double click on installers.
right click on mLANManager.pkg
double click on contents.
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.