[Newbies] Squeak cannot write to the changes file ...

Robert Kuropkat robert at kuropkat.com
Fri Sep 20 15:45:00 UTC 2019


I'm not a Mac person, but when I've seen my students get 
this error it is usually because they managed to start 
Squeak more than once and the first instance has a write 
lock on the file.  Also, since you can just uncompress the 
file and put it anywhere, you might want to move it 
somewhere with a shorter path.  You may or may not also 
need to authorize the software to run.  I don't recall 
which OSes I saw that on, but Macs, Windows Surface, guest 
logins, etc. all tend to have more restrictive controls 
concerning software not installed from their App Stores. 
 I'm not familiar enough with any of them to guess if this 
is some weird artifact of that.

You could try checking your process/application list to 
see if it looks like squeak is running more than once. 
 You can also try exiting the application and rebooting. 
 When you start the application, be extra caustious to 
insure you don't click on it too many times.

Robert Kuropkat

On Fri, 20 Sep 2019 08:19:40 -0500 (CDT)
  MarkW607 <wallace at acm.org> wrote:
> macOS Mojave (10.14.6), first time running Squeak file. 
>Steps to reproduce:1.
> Download Squeak dmg file to Downloads folder.2. 
>Double-click on downloaded
> dmg file.
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