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    LMS 7.9 won't start with Mac OS X 10.11.4

    Hi everybody
    I just updated my iMac with Mac OSX 10.11.4 (public beta 2)
    since then, LMS 7.9 (very last nightly update) won't start. I use it with a Squeezebox Touch through Ethernet network.
    Any idea?

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    LMS 7.9 won't start with Mac OS X10.11.4

    > I just updated my iMac with Mac OSX 10.11.4 (public beta 2)
    > since then, LMS 7.9 (very last nightly update) won't start. I use it
    > with a Squeezebox Touch through Ethernet network.


    Sometimes there are issues with LMS on recent OSX versions and
    permissions on the logs folder. Please try the following two commands
    from the terminal:

    sudo mkdir -p ~/Library/Logs/Squeezebox
    sudo chown $USER ~/Library/Logs/Squeezebox

    You need to run these as the user who installed LMS.

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    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > I just updated my iMac with Mac OSX 10.11.4 (public beta 2)
    > since then, LMS 7.9 (very last nightly update) won't start. I use it
    > with a Squeezebox Touch through Ethernet network.


    Sometimes there are issues with LMS on recent OSX versions and
    permissions on the logs folder. Please try the following two commands
    from the terminal:

    sudo mkdir -p ~/Library/Logs/Squeezebox
    sudo chown $USER ~/Library/Logs/Squeezebox

    You need to run these as the user who installed LMS.

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    Michael
    Thnak you so much! it worked

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    Thanks from me too. I had the problem after installing the official release of 10.11.4 .

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    Thanks mherger

    I was so relieved to find this post after my LMS failed to start after a clean install under El Capitan.
    It is now running thanks to your two lines of code. Thanks.

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    The same here, thanks

    But I am on LMA 7.7.5, not 7.9, and it worked like a charm.
    Can someone tell whats new with 7.9..thanks

  7. #7

    Vielen Dank!

    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > I just updated my iMac with Mac OSX 10.11.4 (public beta 2)
    > since then, LMS 7.9 (very last nightly update) won't start. I use it
    > with a Squeezebox Touch through Ethernet network.


    Sometimes there are issues with LMS on recent OSX versions and
    permissions on the logs folder. Please try the following two commands
    from the terminal:

    sudo mkdir -p ~/Library/Logs/Squeezebox
    sudo chown $USER ~/Library/Logs/Squeezebox

    You need to run these as the user who installed LMS.

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    Michael
    Der Tip war goldrichtig! Vielen Dank

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    I ran into a weird issue. LMS was stopping as soon as I started it. It turned out to be this log issue, the Squeezebox folder in Logs had wrong permissions. What made it weird is that all was working fine a couple of days ago, and I had not updated either LMS or El Capitan between the two, so I don't know what had gone wrong. I don't actually need to know, but if anyone has thoughts on it I would be interested.

    Problem solved by copying back the Squeezebox folder from a clone of a while before (I had thought of copying back from Time Machine, but Logs is not copied through Time Machine). I thought that would be the best thing to try as I knew things had worked then.

    But it occurred to me that there is a problem with mherger's instructions and the Terminal commands. The instructions say to run using sudo while logged in as the user who installed LMS.

    But I normally run as a standard non-admin user, and installed LMS from that account. And as a standard user I can't use sudo.

    I could probably have worked out what to do using a GUI. Create the relevant folder (easy to do if one knows how to get to ~/Library, which is hidden by default, but can be easily viewed) and then change owner and group directly (not possible in Finder, but I use PathFinder which does give the option to do so).

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    LMS 7.9 won't start with Mac OS X10.11.4

    > But I normally run as a standard non-admin user, and installed LMS from
    > that account. And as a standard user I can't use sudo.


    But how did you install it? Haven't you been asked to enter your admin's
    username/password?

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    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > But I normally run as a standard non-admin user, and installed LMS from
    > that account. And as a standard user I can't use sudo.


    But how did you install it? Haven't you been asked to enter your admin's
    username/password?

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    Michael
    Yes, of course. I am the only user so I know the admin password. In Terminal I could su to the admin user and then follow your instructions, but I assume (perhaps wrongly) that I would them get the Squeezebox log folder in the admin user's Library, not in my own.

    It's just that your instructions for Terminal don't cover the case of a non-admin user.

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