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

Tobias Pape Das.Linux at gmx.de
Fri Sep 20 16:13:47 UTC 2019


> On 20.09.2019, at 18:04, Ron Teitelbaum <ron at usmedrec.com> wrote:
> 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

Ron is right.
You MUST move the .app (anywhere but the Downloads folder). Apple got really fussy about downloaded files.

Best regards

> On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 11:45 AM Robert Kuropkat <robert at kuropkat.com> wrote:
> 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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> >http://forum.world.st/Squeak-Beginners-f107673.html

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