Can someone please tell me why the update freezes at "Installing... Info.plist"? The installer runs fine until this point and then hangs. I have reinstalled 6 times with no success. This is extremely frustrating.
First do you mean XFree86_18.104.22.168 or XFree86_22.214.171.124? If you mean 126.96.36.199, then this installer has been well tested and used and you likely have something peculiar on your machine or you got a bad download. Try running the Console application and looking to see if you get any helpful messages.
Yeah, I figured out what it was. I downloaded the JDK1.4.1 DP2 from Apple yesterday and the InstallAnywhere installer does NOT like it. Lesson learned.
I'll second that the InstallAnywhere app does freeze at Info.plist.
I, too, have installed 1.4.1DP2.
I do not understand why a JAVA installer is being used to install NON-JAVA code? And binary code which is not cross-platform compatible as well?
Using a JAVA installer implies the product being installed is cross-platform compatible -- hence "Install ANY-where".
Or am I mistaken? Will running this particular 188.8.131.52 update also put the fixes on Linux, Solaris, i386, et al. platforms as well?
Sorry, I had to duke it out with IBM OS/2 support staff for a similar situation... couldn't run their updaters either because their JAVA runtime was broken...
>I do not understand why a JAVA installer is being used to install NON-JAVA code? And binary code which is not cross-platform compatible as well?
People mix and match development environments all the time. I doubt Zero G Software (the developers of InstallAnywhere) would be offended to know there software is being used with non-Java code.
>Using a JAVA installer implies the product being installed is cross-platform compatible -- hence "Install ANY-where".
We are using a Java installer because it was the best available tool for the job. Actually the version of InstallAnywhere we are using is specifically for Mac OS X only. I believe Zero G named it InstallAnywhere to indicate that it could install anywhere, not that it forced you to make all installers multi-platform.
>Sorry, I had to duke it out with IBM OS/2 support staff for a similar situation... couldn't run their updaters either because their JAVA runtime was broken...
There is definitely a bug either with Apple's preview Java release or InstallAnywhere. I will notify Zero G of the issue in case they are not aware of it already.
I can also confirm that the installer freezes at Info.plist and
I have also installed JDK1.4.1DP2 from Apple.
[I found this in the Readme.html that came on the dmg before installing the 1.4.1DP2 pkg:]
JDK 1.4.1 is enabled by default after installation.
To switch to the JDK 1.3.1 that came with Mac OS X 10.2, do this in a shell:
% sudo /usr/local/bin/jsettestjdk 1.3.1
To switch back to using the JDK 1.4.1 seed:
% sudo /usr/local/bin/jsettestjdk 1.4.1
To determine which version of java is currently active:
% java -version
[after I did the above switch, this InstallAnywhere app for 184.108.40.206 did work, albeit extremely slowly]
Wow! Many thanks. I couldn't get xdarwin to run. Whew the hell knew it would come down to a Java installer.
The problem still exists for 1.4.1 DP6. Why do you use this installer? Why not the .pkg installer Apple provides?
I second the motion for the Apple Package Installer. I have used it with great success.
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