Unable to Install Mixxx (1.11 or 2.0) on Mac OS X 10.5.8

Asked by B. on 2016-12-01

Hi,

I'm attempting to install Mixxx 2.0 or 1.11 on Mac OS X 10.5.8, but I've been unable to do so successfully. The MacBook has the following specs:

Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
Startup Disk: Macintosh HD

After downloading mixxx-2.0.0-osxintel.dmg from http://www.mixxx.org/download/ and double-clicking the dmg file, "Mixxx" appears under "Devices" in the sidebar. Within the Mixxx device are the following files: Applications folder, License, Mixxx-Manual.pdf, Mixxx, and Read Me. The icon for the file "Mixxx" appears as a "crossed out" symbol (circle with a line through it).

When I drag the Mixxx file to the Applications folder, the app copies to the folder, but the "crossed out" symbol remains with it. When I open the Applications folder and attempt to open the Mixxx file, I get the following message: "You cannot use this version of the application Mixxx with this version of Mac OS X."

I received the same message when I attempted this process with Mixxx 1.11.

Several times now, I've placed the Mixxx app files (including the dmg file) in the trash and removed them from the computer. After removing the Mixxx app files, I've gone to the MacBook's "Disk Utility" to "Verify Disk Permissions" and "Repair Disk Permissions". Once these processes have been completed, I've gone through the process of downloading the dmg file and attempting the installation process again. Despite this, I continue to run into the same problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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2016-12-01
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2016-12-02
jus (jus) said : #1

The minimum version of macOS required for the app (Mixxx 1.11 / 2.0 ) to run is 10.6.
Website and manual say 10.5. We didn’t notice, this needs an update.

To check if it works with 10.5 , you may try the following:
* In the APPLICATIONS folder, right click on Mixxx.app (Mixxxx 1.11)
* Select``Show Package Contents``
* A new Finder window opens, there go to the ``Contents`` folder
* Click to open the file ``Info.plist``
* In this file, find and replace the string ``10.6.0`` with ``10.5.0``
* Save the changes, and restart Mixxx

> On Dec 1, 2016, at 01:42, B. <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> New question #404542 on Mixxx:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/mixxx/+question/404542
>
> Hi,
>
> I'm attempting to install Mixxx 2.0 or 1.11 on Mac OS X 10.5.8, but I've been unable to do so successfully. The MacBook has the following specs:
>
> Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
> Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
> Startup Disk: Macintosh HD
>
>
> After downloading mixxx-2.0.0-osxintel.dmg from http://www.mixxx.org/download/ and double-clicking the dmg file, "Mixxx" appears under "Devices" in the sidebar. Within the Mixxx device are the following files: Applications folder, License, Mixxx-Manual.pdf, Mixxx, and Read Me. The icon for the file "Mixxx" appears as a "crossed out" symbol (circle with a line through it).
>
> When I drag the Mixxx file to the Applications folder, the app copies to the folder, but the "crossed out" symbol remains with it. When I open the Applications folder and attempt to open the Mixxx file, I get the following message: "You cannot use this version of the application Mixxx with this version of Mac OS X."
>
> I received the same message when I attempted this process with Mixxx 1.11.
>
> Several times now, I've placed the Mixxx app files (including the dmg file) in the trash and removed them from the computer. After removing the Mixxx app files, I've gone to the MacBook's "Disk Utility" to "Verify Disk Permissions" and "Repair Disk Permissions". Once these processes have been completed, I've gone through the process of downloading the dmg file and attempting the installation process again. Despite this, I continue to run into the same problem.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
>
> Thanks!
>
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