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Old 24-05-2018, 20:42   #1
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opencpn mac crashes upon opening preferences

Hi guys, just upgraded to 4.8.4 and OpenCPN just keeps crashing when I open the preferences on my mac 10.13.3, or options in the OpenCPN interface.. (same)..

I upgraded from 4.8.2 since it did the same.. OpenCPN worked great before but I haven't used it for a couple of months.

I tried to downgrade but still the same. Also I moved my preferences folder, same crash, same problem.

Please help.

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Old 24-05-2018, 21:48   #2
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Re: opencpn mac crashes upon opening preferences

Needless to say that I can't reproduce your problem...
Are you really sure you moved your preferences folder correctly, while OpenCPN was not running? That would mean you would start with a completely clear installation with no settings at all, showing you the "not for navigation warning", no charts, etc. Was it the case?
If it was, I would really like to see your logfile.

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Old 25-05-2018, 19:54   #3
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Needless to say that I can't reproduce your problem...
Are you really sure you moved your preferences folder correctly, while OpenCPN was not running? That would mean you would start with a completely clear installation with no settings at all, showing you the "not for navigation warning", no charts, etc. Was it the case?
If it was, I would really like to see your logfile.

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Hi Pavel, it was a clean install. All preferences and files were deleted and trash emptied. How can I send you the mac log file?

Many thanks!!
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Old 26-05-2018, 01:02   #4
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Hi Pavel, it was a clean install. All preferences and files were deleted and trash emptied. How can I send you the mac log file?

Many thanks!!
Sadly there exist no installer for OpenCPN for macOS. It exists only for some plugins but not for the main program. This might often cause problems for users not familiar with macOS.
The folder ~Library/Preferences/ keeps hundreds of files which mostly have nothing to do with OpenCPN. To delete them all is a bad idea. OpenCPN related files should only be in ~/Library/Preferences/opencpn/ and nothing elsewhere.
Another bad thing is that some plugins store supplementary files in /Applications/OpenCPN/ and not in ~/Library/Preferences/opencpn/plugins/ as it should. There seems to be not only users with poor knowledge of macOS but also programmers.


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Old 26-05-2018, 20:52   #5
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Re: opencpn mac crashes upon opening preferences

Hello,

I'm facing the same issue. OpenCPN 4.8.4 was working a couple of days ago (precisely on 2018-05-19), and today (2018-05-26) I cannot open the preferences panel anymore.
I checked the logs at: ~/Library/Logs/opencpn.log but nothing appears at the time of the crash.
The only thing I get is this in the stdout when running OpenCPN from the terminal:
$ /Applications/OpenCPN.app/Contents/MacOS/OpenCPN
Abort trap: 6

I tried to disable the plugins, remove charts, remove preference folder, reinstall... nothing helped.

Any idea? Could some shared library issue cause the problem?

Thanks,
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Old 26-05-2018, 21:18   #6
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Re: opencpn mac crashes upon opening preferences

Benjamin...
Can we have a look at the crash report macOS generates?
If it is the same issue as Eddie has, you should see this near the top:
Code:
Exception Type:        EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes:       0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
Exception Note:        EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

Application Specific Information:
[42895] stack overflow

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib        	0x00007fff57558e3e __pthread_kill + 10
1   libsystem_pthread.dylib       	0x00007fff57697150 pthread_kill + 333
2   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x00007fff574b53b1 __abort + 144
3   libsystem_c.dylib             	0x00007fff574b5c5c __stack_chk_fail + 205
4   org.opencpn                   	0x000000010efe0582 EnumerateSerialPorts() + 306

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Old 26-05-2018, 21:40   #7
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Re: opencpn mac crashes upon opening preferences

Hi Pavel,

I confirm, it's exactly what I see in the crash logs.
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Eddie, Benjamin...
Please, give a try to https://spideroak.com/storage/NZXWQY...5480cb5da8df01 and let me know if your problem is fixed there.

Thanks

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Old 27-05-2018, 23:46   #9
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Re: opencpn mac crashes upon opening preferences

Pavel, you're a legend. The new file works and I can open preferences without any problems.

Is there anything else I should do?

Many thanks!!

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Hi Pavel,
It works also for me, well done!

Many thanks!
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