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

Ron Teitelbaum ron at usmedrec.com
Fri Sep 20 16:04:47 UTC 2019

Once you open the dmg file you need to first drag the application out and
put it in your applications folder.  Don't run Squeak in place.
With squeak in the Applications folder you should be able to dismount the
DMG and run the application without the error.

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum

On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 11:45 AM Robert Kuropkat <robert at kuropkat.com>

> Mark,
> 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.
> > <http://forum.world.st/file/t370088/Screen_Shot_2019-09-20_at_09.png>
> >
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