Weird LiveCode Plugins Prefs writing problems

Stephen Barncard stephen at barncard.com
Sun Feb 10 18:46:23 EST 2019


"I’m a bit afraid to leave off a virus protection program though. Anybody
have recommendations?"

most likely you don't need one.  I have never used one on a mac since 1983.
Just practice safe computing.
--
Stephen Barncard - Sebastopol Ca. USA -
mixstream.org


On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 3:05 PM William Prothero via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Problem solved, but first:
> I found that BitDefender kept deleting the “Safe Application” setting for
> “Livecode Business 9.0.2”, so it blocked writing to the Devo Prefs file.
> The OS wouldn’t let me delete the library files associated with
> BitDefender. I also found that there were un-fixable errors in my boot
> drive, which is an SSD drive. I wanted to delete all anti-virus files and
> CleanMyMac, which contained both version 3 and X. I also needed to deal
> with the boot drive disc errors, which DiskUtility couldn’t fix. I was
> going to have to completely erase and reformat the boot drive. Fortunately,
> my boot drive was still functioning mostly normally.
>
> First I booted my computer from an external drive that I had created a
> couple of weeks ago using SuperDuper. Then I deleted all Library files
> related to BitDefender and CleanMyMac. I think I got all of them, but may
> have missed something.
>
> Next I created a disc image big enough to hold all of my boot drive
> content (on an external drive), so I could restore it after reformatting. I
> used SuperDuper to copy my boot drive content to the disc image. Then I
> reformatted my original boot drive and after that, used SuperDuper to copy
> the disc image contents back to my original boot drive.
>
> I checked that the Devo prefs were being updated correctly, and yes, they
> were. Problem solved.
>
> I’m a bit afraid to leave off a virus protection program though. Anybody
> have recommendations?
>
> Best,
> Bill
>
>
> > On Feb 10, 2019, at 6:55 AM, Brian Milby via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> > Guess I waited until the right time to go from 10.12 to 10.14 :grin:
> > I’ll be doing that upgrade in the next couple weeks.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Brian
> > On Feb 10, 2019, 7:49 AM -0500, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via
> use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>, wrote:
> >> Little story: Yesterday, early the morning, I was on 10.4.2. "Sadly" I
> thought Navigator would not save preferences. Went back to work, thinking
> the IDE has lost some globals, or messages, it crashes for me all the time
> now, at least once a day. No point sending in reports, Panos says "cannot
> reproduce..."
> >>
> >> Besides, two other programs unrelated, will suddenly "wink out" I say
> that, because, you may be doing something else, the application is not
> experiencing any "user operations". Suddenly it crashes and you get a crash
> report. It's as if a gremlin in the background is issuing a "Kill process."
> Although it also happens in the IDE, especially when dragging a control
> from the tool bar onto a stack. I always save, hold my breath now when
> create a button, drag it the tools pallet "Oh no! the IDE crashed,
> again...sigh" Now, that seems unrelated... but
> >>
> >> Not paying much attention update notices. Busy getting work done. I
> hard to reboot. Ha! big update got installed. OS X 10.4.3
> >>
> >> Now, this morning Navigator prefs are saved.... Yay! Having done
> nothing else, one is tempted to say, it was a "mysterious OS thing"
> >>
> >> I never had time to investigate... Rick: I'll try Avast
> >>
> >> BR
> >>
> >> Bill wrote: So I used diskutility to repair the system drive, then
> updated the os to 10.14.3.
> >>
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