12 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2014 3:35 AM by -jim
jhnbhn Level 1 Level 1

MACBOOK AIR OS X 10.8.5.

It is going from a great experience to now almost wishing I would have bought another PC.  How hare is it to install a 3rd party app.  I was running WEATHERBUG just fine with 10.8.2.  All I have read about 10.8.5 is that it has fixed abunch of bugs.  Yeah right.


MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.5), I have lost mountain lion
Solved by jhnbhn on Sep 22, 2013 6:49 AM Solved

Still no Weatherbug app that can be installed.

Reply by Linc Davis on Sep 21, 2013 5:36 PM Helpful

Command-V is not what you paste. It's the keyboard shortcut you press in order to paste; that is, you press the command and V keys at the same time. The actual command should look like this:

 

ls -@ORaeln /Users/jhnbhn/Downloads/WeatherBug\ Alert.app
Reply by jhnbhn on Sep 22, 2013 6:47 AM Helpful

Last login: Sat Sep 21 19:10:54 on console

Johns-MacBook-Air:~ jhnbhn$ ls -@Oaeln /Users/jhnbhn/Desktop/WeatherBug\ Alert-2.app

total 0

drwxr-xr-x@ 3 501  20  - 102 Mar 11  2008 .

          com.apple.quarantine           57

drwx------+ 7 501  20  - 238 Sep 22 07:06 ..

0: ABCDEFAB-CDEF-ABCD-EFAB-CDEF0000000C deny delete

drwxr-xr-x@ 6 501  20  - 204 Mar 11  2008 Contents

          com.apple.quarantine           57

Johns-MacBook-Air:~ jhnbhn$

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  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.applications
    Applications

    How are you trying to install apps, and what exactly happens when you try?

  • jhnbhn Level 1 Level 1

    I am trying to install "WEATHERBUG"  Weatherbug was allowed to run just fine on earlier versions of MOUNTAIN LION.  10.4 and later won't allow this 3rd party app to download.

     

     

    Macintosh weather software

    WeatherBug Alert for Mac helps you plan your day with confidence by putting severe weather alerts and your live temperature on your desktop.

    Features

    • The most reliable weather information found anywhere.
    • Severe weather alerts to help protect you and your family.
    • One click access to radar, forecasts and more on WeatherBug.com

    Installation Intructions

    System Requirements

    • Mac OS X version 10.4 or later
    • Internet connection

    Support

     

     

     

    Macintosh weather software

    WeatherBug Alert for Mac helps you plan your day with confidence by putting severe weather alerts and your live temperature on your desktop.

    Features

    • The most reliable weather information found anywhere.
    • Severe weather alerts to help protect you and your family.
    • One click access to radar, forecasts and more on WeatherBug.com

    Installation Intructions

    System Requirements

    • Mac OS X version 10.4 or later
    • Internet connection

    Support

     

     

    When I click install WEATHERBUG from the FINDER it get this message.

     

    "WeatherBug Alert" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer. 

     

    Your security preferances allow installation of only apps from the Mac App Store and identified developers.

     

    Safari downloaded this file today at 7:33 AM from wdownload.weatherbug.com.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.applications
    Applications

    See the heading "How to open an app from a unidentified developer" on this support page. The instructions apply to installer packages as well as applications.

  • jhnbhn Level 1 Level 1

    I tried this it does not work.  As soon as I try to open the "WeatherBug" download.... I get an ALERT!

     

    It Says this...

     

    "WeatherBug Alert" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.

     

    Your security preferances allow installation of only apps from the Mac App Store and identified developers.

     

    Safari downloaded this file today at 8:44 AM from ww2.weatherbug.com

     

     

    OK...... Click OK and the window dissapears.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.applications
    Applications

    Select the text on the line below by dragging across it. Don't include the blank space at the end of the line. Only the text should be highlighted.

    ls -@Oaeln

      

    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C).

      

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.

     

    Paste into the Terminal window (command-V), then press the space bar.

     

    Now switch to the Finder and and select the item(s) that are causing the problem. Drag the items into the Terminal window. More text will be added to what you entered.

     

    Click in the Terminal window to activate it, then press return.

     

    Post any lines of output that appear below what you entered — the text, please, not a screenshot.

  • jhnbhn Level 1 Level 1

    Last login: Sat Sep 21 18:12:34 on ttys000

    Johns-MacBook-Air:~ jhnbhn$ command-V /Users/jhnbhn/Downloads/WeatherBug\ Alert.app

    -bash: command-V: command not found

    Johns-MacBook-Air:~ jhnbhn$

     

    This is the result.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.applications
    Applications

    Command-V is not what you paste. It's the keyboard shortcut you press in order to paste; that is, you press the command and V keys at the same time. The actual command should look like this:

     

    ls -@ORaeln /Users/jhnbhn/Downloads/WeatherBug\ Alert.app
  • jhnbhn Level 1 Level 1

    Last login: Sat Sep 21 19:10:54 on console

    Johns-MacBook-Air:~ jhnbhn$ ls -@Oaeln /Users/jhnbhn/Desktop/WeatherBug\ Alert-2.app

    total 0

    drwxr-xr-x@ 3 501  20  - 102 Mar 11  2008 .

              com.apple.quarantine           57

    drwx------+ 7 501  20  - 238 Sep 22 07:06 ..

    0: ABCDEFAB-CDEF-ABCD-EFAB-CDEF0000000C deny delete

    drwxr-xr-x@ 6 501  20  - 204 Mar 11  2008 Contents

              com.apple.quarantine           57

    Johns-MacBook-Air:~ jhnbhn$

  • jhnbhn Level 1 Level 1

    Still no Weatherbug app that can be installed.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.applications
    Applications

    Please run this command in the same way, then try again to launch the app:

    xattr -c -r De*/W*.app

  • jhnbhn Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for getting me through the nightmare of 3rd party apps.

     

    John

  • -jim Level 1 Level 1

    Apple is becomming way too much like the US Government. They think they know better than anyone else how we should do things.

     

    I fully support a warning dialog, but to have to jump through abunch of hoops to turn asetting off and then for your protection, turning it back on is not working for me.

     

    Time to move to Linux?.