Applications crash and I don't know why

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cool11, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. cool11 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2006
    Somebody here should know something about it.

    There are some applications on osx that crash when I try to run them.
    I download trial versions from several companies. Some of them are well-known, like zend studio, or sorenson squeeze etc.

    I download. I open dmg. I double click the .app. Osx tells me that the application crash.

    I don't know why. New versions of applications, what cause the crash?

    I have one suspicion about the way I upgraded from tiger to leopard.
    I think I used 'archive-install' option. But it should be ok I think. We dont talk about rubbish microsoft windows here! After all 'archive-install' is a normal option on leopard installation disk.

    Most of my applications run smooth. Photoshop, ms word, many others. No problem at all.

    It seems that something strange happens to my system.
    I don't know why new programs crash on my osx.

    Can you please help me.
  2. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2006
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    1) You should copy the application out of the .dmg file and put it in your Applications folder

    2) If the problems persist, contact the developer of the application in question.
  4. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2006
    Here is some lines from crash report on one application ( i put it on applications folder):

    Application Specific Information:
    *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSImageCacheException', reason: 'Can't cache image'


    Does this means something for you?
  5. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2006
    What would cause application crashing?
    There are a few applications, so maybe there is something wrong on my system?

    I talk about new versions of programs, so it is not a matter of roseta or leopard compatibility etc
  6. trevorlsciact macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2007
    Orlando FL
    people die and i dont know why

    maybe it has something to do with life?
  7. Amdahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Elsewhere on the web, the following suggestions about cause/cure:

    Repair permissions
    Run Apple hardware test from your original DVDs (video card failure?)
    And of course, try a re-install.

    I once had numerous crashes in many apps, and it turned out to be a glitchy firewire connection (I was running off external drive.)
  8. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Yes, actually. Could you post the rest of the log?
  9. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Copy the application across to your Applications folder as someone else has already stated. You shouldn't run programs from a DMG directly.

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