Installing Celestia on Mac unsuccessful

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matiasstar
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Installing Celestia on Mac unsuccessful

Post #1by matiasstar » 03.03.2009, 02:08

I thought Celestia looked quite interesting, so I downloaded it and followed the installation instructions from the PDF for Mac. When starting up the program, I got a message saying "Fatal file loading error" and Celestia would quit. I noticed that there is no installer icon, which there should be typically for all software. And when trying to copy the files to my applications folder on my hard drive, it wouldn't let me, and I did this after mounting the disk image. Help? :?

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Re: Installing Celestia on Mac unsuccessful

Post #2by ElChristou » 03.03.2009, 10:04

matiasstar wrote:I thought Celestia looked quite interesting, so I downloaded it and followed the installation instructions from the PDF for Mac. When starting up the program, I got a message saying "Fatal file loading error" and Celestia would quit. I noticed that there is no installer icon, which there should be typically for all software. And when trying to copy the files to my applications folder on my hard drive, it wouldn't let me, and I did this after mounting the disk image. Help? :?

Hello.
If you cannot copy from disk image to HD, you probably don't have permission. Are you the admin of your computer?
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Re: Installing Celestia on Mac unsuccessful

Post #3by julesstoop » 05.03.2009, 19:34

Celestia has always been running and installing fine on all my macs so the problem is probably on your side.

If you don't have admin rights, try installing it in the folder Users/yourhomefolder/Applications
If you are an admin, and can't install in either Applications-folder, repairing your disk permissions might help.

If it still won't go, maybe something borked your actual download. Re-download the dmg and try again.

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