Limewire install problem

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  1. TheWitePony macrumors regular

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    #1
    Well, I have been using Acquision for a while but recently I haven't been able to download anything at all. So I decided to give Limewire a try. Only thing is, when I install it and try to start it up, nothing happens. Anyone know what the problem may be?
     
  2. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    #2
    good thing you gave up on Acquisistion because it's dead. Limewire should work OK. what OS are you using? are you sure you used the correct installer? explain a bit better what you mean by "nothing happens". does it crash, does it not even appear in the dock, error messages, etc?
     
  3. TheWitePony thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm running 10.2.6 and as fas as I know I have the correctc installer. I went to the main Limewire site and they only have one link for OSX which directs you to a Download.com link. The installation completes fine as far as I know, when I click on the application to start it, it appears in the dock for a few moments but then disappears, then nothing else.

    There is another thing, after the installation finishes I have two text documents placed on my desktop, err.txt and out.txt. Here is the contents of err.txt

    InstallerModeController: No lock file present.
    Extractor Directory Not Found, using 'user.dir'
    Default properties location = /Users/albertgriffin/Desktop/
    UI Mode set to Default - SWING.
    __________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________

    InstallAnywhere 5.0.7 Enterprise
    __________________________________________________________________________

    Wed Aug 13 20:11:43 EDT 2003

    Free memory = 15101 kB
    Total memory = 16256 kB

    No arguments.

    java.class.path:
    /Users/albertgriffin/Desktop/LimeWire_Installer.app/Contents/Resources/Java
    /Users/albertgriffin/Desktop/LimeWire_Installer.app/Contents/Resources/Java/Installer.zip
    /Users/albertgriffin/Desktop/LimeWire_Installer.app/Contents/Resources/Java/IAClasses.zip
    /Users/albertgriffin/Desktop/LimeWire_Installer.app/Contents/Resources/Java/installscript.zip

    ZGUtil.CLASS_PATH:
    /Users/albertgriffin/Desktop/LimeWire_Installer.app/Contents/Resources/Java
    /Users/albertgriffin/Desktop/LimeWire_Installer.app/Contents/Resources/Java/Installer.zip
    /Users/albertgriffin/Desktop/LimeWire_Installer.app/Contents/Resources/Java/IAClasses.zip
    /Users/albertgriffin/Desktop/LimeWire_Installer.app/Contents/Resources/Java/installscript.zip

    sun.boot.class.path:
    /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.3.1/Classes/classes.jar
    /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.3.1/Classes/ui.jar
    /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.3.1/Classes/i18n.jar
    /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.3.1/Classes/sunrsasign.jar
    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/JavaApplicationLauncher.framework/Resources/LauncherSupport.jar

    java.ext.dirs:
    /Library/Java/Extensions
    /System/Library/Java/Extensions
    /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.3.1/Home/lib/ext

    java.version == 1.3.1 (Java 2+)
    mrj.version == 3.3
    java.vm.name == Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM
    java.vm.vendor == "Apple Computer, Inc."
    java.vm.version == 1.3.1_03-69
    java.vm.specification.name == Java Virtual Machine Specification
    java.vm.specification.vendor == Sun Microsystems Inc.
    java.vm.specification.version == 1.0
    java.specification.name == Java Platform API Specification
    java.specification.vendor == Sun Microsystems Inc.
    java.specification.version == 1.3
    java.vendor == Apple Computer, Inc.
    java.vendor.url == http://apple.com/
    java.class.version == 47.0
    java.compiler == null
    java.home == /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.3.1/Home
    java.io.tmpdir == /tmp
    os.name == Mac OS X
    os.arch == ppc
    os.version == 10.2.6
    path.separator == :
    file.separator == /
    file.encoding == MacRoman
    user.name == albertgriffin
    user.home == /Users/albertgriffin
    user.dir == /Users/albertgriffin/Desktop
    user.language == en
    user.region == US
    __________________________________________________________________________

    Installer: InstallAnywhere 5.0.7 Enterprise Build 1680
    __________________________________________________________________________

    System's temporary directory = /private/tmp/501/Cleanup At Startup/
    Installer: no 'sea_loc' in working dir, couldn't define $EXTRACTOR_EXECUTABLE$
    RepositoryManager: lock acquired on: /Library/Preferences/.com.zerog.registry.lock
    ZGUtil: Data zip found in: /Users/albertgriffin/Desktop/LimeWire_Installer.app/Contents/Resources/Java/Installer.zip
    RepositoryManager: Local repository location is: /Applications/LimeWire/UninstallerData/Uninstall LimeWire.app/Contents/Resources/Java/.com.zerog.registry.xml
    CDS: Free Disk Space in bytes == 36093517824
    CDS: Required Disk Space in bytes == 8159028
    Unknown Mac OS File Type: info.plist
    Unknown Mac OS File Type: copying
    Unknown Mac OS File Type: copying~
    Unknown Mac OS File Type: source
    Unknown Mac OS File Type: xml.war
    Unknown Mac OS File Type: update.ver
    Unknown Mac OS File Type: copying
    Unknown Mac OS File Type: source
    XMLST: Reading source document using UTF-8 encoding
    Retrying Installables deferred in pass 0
    Deferral retries done because:
    There were no deferrals in the last pass.
    RepositoryManager: lock acquired on: /Library/Preferences/.com.zerog.registry.lock
    RepositoryManager: repository successfully written to stable storage
    RepositoryManager: lock acquired on: /Applications/LimeWire/UninstallerData/Uninstall LimeWire.app/Contents/Resources/Java/.com.zerog.registry.lock
    RepositoryManager: repository successfully written to stable storage
    Setting $INSTALL_SUCCESS$ to WARNING

    There seem to be few weird things in there but it all looks like giberish to me. The out.txt is empty. Hopefully someone can make some sense of this...
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    #4


    Read that back to me.

    How much ram do you have?

    And how much do you need?

    :rolleyes:

    You really need to free some ram there! Open iPhoto or something with a ton of photos and then close it after that it will give some memory back to you


    Limewire is a damn hog.

    Use Poisoned, Mac Front-End GUI for the Gift Protocal, it also connects to FastTrack, OpenFT as well as Gnutella.

    --pwn away!
     
  5. coolsoldier macrumors 6502

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    Umm...Acquisition is LimeWire with a pretty interface. If Acquisition is dead, Limewire is also dead.:rolleyes:
     
  6. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    #6
    No.

    Not at all.

    There are a *ton* of other clients out there that use Gnutalla, though Limewire is the biggest name.

    Its not like if Limewire was killed Gnutalla would die with it.


    Anyway if Limewire really, really wanted Gnutella to die, it would have.



    Anyway, limewire is really bad.
     
  7. BenWakin macrumors member

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    Limewire isn't any good. Try searching the forum site for Poisoned. It's one of the better p2p clients for the mac.
     
  8. aethier macrumors 6502a

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    I had been using poisoned since Sarah Lane displayed it on the screen savers, but then ever since i updated to .4 it doesnt connect to the networks anymroe

    ???


    aethier
     
  9. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    #9
    You need to delete something, I think it was the '.gift' folder... do a search for gift and delete what you find, because .4 Has all new stuff you need to delete the old version's gift stuff.

    edit:

    edit#2:

    You also might want to look here:
    For Limewire -extra ads and stuff.
     
  10. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    #10
    huh? wrong. it's just another Gnutella client, and it currently SUCKS and has trouble connecting to anything.
     

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