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sbb155
Feb 20, 2011, 07:55 PM
I am working with filemaker pro 11 on my MBA. It puts up the following message:
This operation requires that the Rosetta system component be installed on Intel-based Mac OS X. To install it, select the appropriate optional install option from the Mac OS X installer.

How do install rosetta, no pop up comes to download it????



richard.mac
Feb 20, 2011, 07:59 PM
click install and it should download it for you. rosetta is in Leopard, but not imcluded in Snow Leopard.

sbb155
Feb 20, 2011, 08:00 PM
there is no "click to install"
it just states what i wrote in the first post, but no option to install it...

Nermal
Feb 20, 2011, 08:18 PM
Hmm, I wonder whether the developer is being sneaky and popping up a custom "need Rosetta" message instead of using Apple's one.

There's probably an "Optional Installs" icon on the USB install stick that came with your system. Rosetta should be in there.

sbb155
Feb 20, 2011, 08:34 PM
Hmm, I wonder whether the developer is being sneaky and popping up a custom "need Rosetta" message instead of using Apple's one.

There's probably an "Optional Installs" icon on the USB install stick that came with your system. Rosetta should be in there.

you're right, it is the developer's pop up, not apple
i dont want to reinstall osx, this is frustrating

halledise
Feb 20, 2011, 08:35 PM
click install and it should download it for you. rosetta is in Leopard, but not imcluded in Snow Leopard.

yes it is - it's to be found on your install dvd/usb

easiest way though is to ensure you have an internet connection then launch something like MacTheRipper.
you'll then be advised that you need Rosetta to run this app and may SW Update download it for you ;)
then you'll be good to go with FMPro 11

Nermal
Feb 20, 2011, 09:04 PM
i dont want to reinstall osx, this is frustrating

Does "Optional Installs" not work on an MBA?

hamean
Feb 21, 2011, 02:16 PM
I installed Rosetta on my 13" 2010 air to play the computer game Warcraft 3 with my kids. I didn't have to use a disc. It was an auto download type of deal.

AdrianK
Feb 21, 2011, 02:24 PM
Mount your snow leo install disk, Finder > Go > Got to Folder > /Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/System/Installation/Packages/, launch the rosetta package, install, be happy.

redsteven
Feb 21, 2011, 03:46 PM
you're right, it is the developer's pop up, not apple
i dont want to reinstall osx, this is frustrating

You don't need to reinstall OS X. Installing the Rosetta component won't require an OS install. Just try it.

rerickson
Oct 3, 2012, 12:46 AM
The installation stick on my Macbook Air (2010 11" Snow Leopard) appears to not contain Rosetta.
These is no directory below /System other than Library (no System/Installation/Packages), nor does "ls -R|fgrep oset" find anything. /Packages contains only iLife.

Ideas? This must be typical for this vintage of MBA.

robvas
Oct 3, 2012, 07:20 AM
If you have Lion or Mountain Lion you're out of luck, aren't you?

phairphan
Oct 3, 2012, 10:24 AM
The installation stick on my Macbook Air (2010 11" Snow Leopard) appears to not contain Rosetta.
These is no directory below /System other than Library (no System/Installation/Packages), nor does "ls -R|fgrep oset" find anything. /Packages contains only iLife.

Ideas? This must be typical for this vintage of MBA.

It's on the stick. Use something like Pacifist (http://www.charlessoft.com) to tease it out.