error -39 on app start

BNig niggemann at
Wed Apr 29 05:29:25 EDT 2009

Hi Tiemo,

the apple errors are here

error -39 is eoferr = End of file; no additional data in the format

I suspect that the physical and logical end of file are inconsistent, but
that is a guess.

So maybe there is a corrupt file?

whatever that means.

Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:
> Hello,
> a customer of mine gets "database couldn't be opened, error: -39" and
> can't
> start my runrev app anymore on Mac OS X 10.5 (it's a valentina DB). I have
> to say, that the DB is read only, no writing to it, no update, no changes.
> Yesterday my app closed with an unexpected error at this customer. Next
> time
> he wanted to start, an error occurred "program is shut down, after it was
> newly opend" (free translation from german). I have no idea, if this error
> already came from a valentina error or something else.
> I deleted my whole app and installed it from the scratch from DVD with the
> customer. Since then he gets the "database couldn't be opened, error: -39"
> and sometimes a warning: "unexpected exception on reindex of kind."
> I don't have much Mac experience, could somebody point me to what is going
> on here? What is this error -39, is it an apple error (end of file) or is
> it
> a valentina error?
> How can it happen that even after deleting and reinstalling the whole app,
> this error occurs? It looks like that the Mac "remembers" anything of the
> corrupted program crash from yesterday, but how and where? We also have
> restarted the Mac. 
> I really have now idea, where to start, so any hint is very welcome
> Thanks
> Tiemo

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