My apps on macOS Sierra 10.12+

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My apps on macOS Sierra 10.12+

Post by NightRadio »

Important information for macOS 10.12+ users

Starting with macOS Sierra (10.12), any application distributed outside the Mac App Store runs from a randomized path. So the program can't correctly determine its home directory (where the app and all its files are located). What can go wrong:
  • SunVox: loss of the previous session, incorrect copy/paste;
  • Virtual ANS and other Pixilang-based apps: program can't start at all, and you will just see the Pixilang file selection window.
(choose one)

open Terminal and enter the following command: xattr -r -d /PATH_TO_THE_APP/
xattr -r -d ~/Desktop/virtual_ans/
xattr -r -d ~/Desktop/sunvox/sunvox/macos/


2) move the APP to some other folder (using the Finder only!), then move it back;
try to launch the APP;

if it still doesn’t open:
right click on the app and press Open;
or go to the system settings -> Security & Privacy -> confirm the opening of the APP (usually at the bottom of the window).

where APP is one of the following files: or

Virtual ANS launch example:
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Re: My apps on macOS Sierra 10.12+

Post by mrev »

Thanks Alex
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Re: My apps on macOS Sierra 10.12+

Post by vichug »

wow Apple sure wants to make the life of independant developpers difficult
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