Application Launch Failures

cyks

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Jul 24, 2002
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I can no longer open any program without getting an 'Application Launch Failure' message.

Example-
The application "Install Flash player 9 OSX" could not be launched because of a shared library error: "(<BaseInstaller><CarbonLib><CFMPriv_AR><>"

Safari, AIM, and so on all quit as well.


Thank you for your help.
 

WildCowboy

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Jan 20, 2005
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I'm not familiar with this problem, but a Google search pulled up a number of people who have had this problem, but not a lot of solutions. It seems like most of them had to resort to a complete reinstall of the OS...I'm sure that's not what you wanted to hear though. :(

But it may not be necessary to do that, so hold off for the moment and see if anyone else pops in with a better answer. I saw a few suggestions in other threads about reinstalling just the CarbonLib, but no data on whether that was actually possible or if it worked.
 

Frisco

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Sep 24, 2002
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Utopia
I have seen this problem twice before and in both times a fresh reinstall was necessary to solve the problem, as WildCowboy stated.