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Something Wrong…

Within the past day or two, iDentify completely stopped working for me out of the blue, without me making any changes to the code. If anyone out there is experiencing the same thing, -please- comment. I need to know if this problem is isolated to my machine or if it is happening to everyone. Gives me an idea of a severity. Right now I am running 10.5.6 with -all- system updates installed.

[UPDATE]
Seems Apple Broke several PERL modules with the 2009-01 security update.
Copy and paste the following into a terminal window to fix iDentify.

mkdir -p /SourceCache
cd /SourceCache
curl -O http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/G/GB/GBARR/Scalar-List-Utils-1.19.tar.gz
tar xzf Scalar-List-Utils-1.19.tar.gz
cd Scalar-List-Utils-1.19.tar.gz
perl Makefile.PL
make
sudo make install

don’t forget to delete /SourceCache when you are done….

Now to figure out how to distribute this fix to the masses.

[UPDATE 2]
Seems this only affects those that actively use and install perl modules on their system. most average iDentify users won’t be encountering this issues. If you do any perl developmet though, you might have to follow the above insctructions to fix Scalar::util as well similar steps detailed on the link above to fix the IO module.

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  1. Andrew
    April 24, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I just did a fresh install and now when I launch iDentify i get an error “sh: /Applications/Ripping: No such file or directory You Must Select Some Files. Program Ending.” right in the identify window. It doesnt event prompt me for selecting a file. Is this that error?

    • identifyapp
      April 24, 2009 at 7:06 pm

      No. This is not the error. If you are seeing this whenever you open iDentify, you probably selected no one the “Prompt for Files” preference question. Try dragging a file onto iDentify instead of launching it directly. if that works, delete the preferences file and try again, answering yes to the prompt for files at startup question.

      Another possibility, and a more likely one now that I think about it, is you might have a space in one of the folder names in your path. Try removing that space. From the looks of it, that space is in /Applications/Ripping… folder. looks like Ripping may have a second word in it. Drop the spaces or move it elsewhere and try again.

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