Meteo won't launch after "upgrade" to OS X 10.8.5

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Vito
2014-01-25
2014-02-25
  • Vito
    Vito
    2014-01-25

    I had Meteorologist 1.6.1 running perfectly in Snow Leopard 10.6.8, and then I "upgraded" to Mountain Lion 10.8.5. Meteo is now gone from the menu bar. I've tried launching both Meteo 1.5.6 and 1.6.1 with the same result.

    In checking the Meteo log in Console, I find that every launch attempt yields the following entries:

    2014-01-25 00:26:57.491 Meteorologist[11561:4213] Checking for new version of Meteo.
    2014-01-25 00:26:57.516 Meteorologist[11561:c07] All images found inside of the Meteorologist resources folder
    2014-01-25 00:26:57.516 Meteorologist[11561:c07] Meteo configured to load in menubar
    2014-01-25 00:26:57.526 Meteorologist[11561:c07] otherMeteoWasLaunched()
    2014-01-25 00:26:57.527 Meteorologist[11561:c07] applicationShouldTerminate()

    The only difference between any of the failed launch attempts is the date and time stamp.

    The log suggests that there might already be another instance of Meteo running, but I've checked Activity Monitor and I can't find any such instance.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

     
    • Raygol
      Raygol
      2014-01-25

      I am running Meteo on 10.9.1. No problems!
      10.9 is free upgrade why not try it?
      On 25 בינו 2014, at 19:05, Vito freevito@users.sf.net wrote:

      I had Meteorologist 1.6.1 running perfectly in Snow Leopard 10.6.8, and then I "upgraded" to Mountain Lion 10.8.5. Meteo is now gone from the menu bar. I've tried launching both Meteo 1.5.6 and 1.6.1 with the same result.

      In checking the Meteo log in Console, I find that every launch attempt yields the following entries:

      2014-01-25 00:26:57.491 Meteorologist[11561:4213] Checking for new version of Meteo.
      2014-01-25 00:26:57.516 Meteorologist[11561:c07] All images found inside of the Meteorologist resources folder
      2014-01-25 00:26:57.516 Meteorologist[11561:c07] Meteo configured to load in menubar
      2014-01-25 00:26:57.526 Meteorologist[11561:c07] otherMeteoWasLaunched()
      2014-01-25 00:26:57.527 Meteorologist[11561:c07] applicationShouldTerminate()

      The only difference between any of the failed launch attempts is the date and time stamp.

      The log suggests that there might already be another instance of Meteo running, but I've checked Activity Monitor and I can't find any such instance.

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks!

      Meteo won't launch after "upgrade" to OS X 10.8.5

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      • EdwardD20
        EdwardD20
        2014-01-25

        I have an old black MacBook that can't run 10.9. :(

         
      • Vito
        Vito
        2014-02-25

        Raygol:

        The reason I don't try Mavericks is because I already know that it breaks numerous applications and plug-ins I use regularly. Developers are gradually resolving the compatibility issues, but there are still far too many things broken by Mavericks to justify the waste of time it would take to "try" it.

        Apple seems to have twisted the knife by dropping support for all other versions of OS X, which makes not running Mavericks a security risk, forcing users to choose between security and productivity. I believe the applicable technical description of that condition is, "It sucks."

        I've been a Mac user since 1986. If the behavior that's coming out of Cupertino now keeps up, it bodes ill for the future of Mac users.

         
    • EdwardD20
      EdwardD20
      2014-01-25

      I would suggest launching Activity Monitor, clicking on Name (to sort - click a second time to sort in the opposite order) and looking for Meteo. Also go into System Preferences, Users, select yourself, then Login Items and see if Meteo is set to auto-lauch. One last idea is to create a new user, logoff your normal one and onto the new one, then see if you can launch Meteo. Along those lines, could there be multiple users on the machine and Meteo is running on a different user?

      Ed

       
      • Vito
        Vito
        2014-02-25

        Hi Ed:

        Thanks for your reply. As I mentioned in my OP, I've already checked Activity Monitor and it shows ZERO instances of Meteo running.

        I'm the only user on my machine, so I don't see how Meteo could be running on a different user.

        I originally included Meteo in my Login Items, but I removed it as part of my efforts to figure out why it wasn't running. I just tried it again, adding it to Login Items and rebooting, but the result was the same; Meteo won’t launch. The following messages show up in Console.app following reboot:

        2014/2/25 9:28:03.323 AM Meteorologist[366]: Checking for new version of Meteo.
        2014/2/25 9:28:04.394 AM Meteorologist[366]: All images found inside of the Meteorologist resources folder
        2014/2/25 9:28:04.395 AM Meteorologist[366]: Meteo configured to load in menubar
        2014/2/25 9:28:04.550 AM Meteorologist[366]: otherMeteoWasLaunched()
        2014/2/25 9:28:04.551 AM Meteorologist[366]: applicationShouldTerminate()
        2014/2/25 9:28:08.516 AM Meteorologist[426]: Checking for new version of Meteo.
        2014/2/25 9:28:08.522 AM Meteorologist[427]: Checking for new version of Meteo.
        2014/2/25 9:28:08.662 AM Meteorologist[427]: All images found inside of the Meteorologist resources folder
        2014/2/25 9:28:08.662 AM Meteorologist[426]: All images found inside of the Meteorologist resources folder
        2014/2/25 9:28:08.662 AM Meteorologist[427]: Meteo configured to load in menubar
        2014/2/25 9:28:08.662 AM Meteorologist[426]: Meteo configured to load in menubar
        2014/2/25 9:28:08.674 AM Meteorologist[427]: otherMeteoWasLaunched()
        2014/2/25 9:28:08.674 AM Meteorologist[427]: applicationShouldTerminate()
        2014/2/25 9:28:08.674 AM Meteorologist[426]: otherMeteoWasLaunched()
        2014/2/25 9:28:08.675 AM Meteorologist[426]: applicationShouldTerminate()

        So Meteo definitely will NOT run as a Login Item on my system.

        Then, just for the heck of it, I deleted Meteo from the Login Items and tried to launch it manually, and this time it launched! This is the first time I’ve been able to do that since I installed OS X 10.8.5.

        I have no idea why I can get it to launch now when all previous attempts failed. It still won’t launch as a Login Item, but I can live with that. At least now I can get Meteo to run. I’m not aware of having done anything different from what I was doing when I first encountered the problem and reported it one month ago.

        Thanks again for your reply.

         
  • Tom Porter
    Tom Porter
    2014-01-29

    I have found that Meteorologist will not start up if the configuration checkbox 'Prevent multiple Meteos from being launched' is set. I had to use: defaults write com.heat.meteo killOtherMeteo 0 to reset the preference so that I could relaunch while preserving my other settings. You cannot merely delete the preference file (without logging out). They are now cached in later versions of OSX. The command above will update the cached version as well as write it to disk.

    It seems that in newer OSX's, the check to see if other copies are running may not function. I'm on Mavericks and it certainly doesn't allow me to launch Meteo.

     
    Last edit: Tom Porter 2014-01-29
    • Vito
      Vito
      2014-02-25

      Hi Tom:

      Thanks for your reply. As I indicated in my reply to Ed (above), I was finally able to launch Meteo manually, although I'm still not sure why it worked this time. I made many failed attempts to launch it manually before I posted this thread.

      Anyhow, once I got it running, I checked Meteo's preferences, and the checkbox for "Prevent multiple Meteos from being launched" is unchecked. Obviously, I couldn't uncheck it when I couldn't get the app to launch, and I don't recall whether it was unchecked before. I certainly didn't edit the .plist file (although I did inspect it, and the "killOtherMeteo" syntax remains unchanged relative to what it was before I finally got Meteo to launch).

      So, I'm not sure what the problem was, and I still don't know why Meteo won't launch at startup. However, at least it's running now, which is vastly superior to not having it at all.