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My apps on macOS Sierra 10.12+

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:37 pm
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 - 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:

Re: My apps on macOS Sierra 10.12+

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:21 pm
by mrev
Thanks Alex

Re: My apps on macOS Sierra 10.12+

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:21 pm
by vichug
wow Apple sure wants to make the life of independant developpers difficult