iCal, Address Book, & Mail "Quit Unexpectedly"

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by evangw, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. evangw macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2008
    For future people coming across this on Google:

    I fixed this by reinstalling the system from a 10.6 install disc. Strangely, after updating the system to 10.6, iCal, Mail, Address Book, etc still crashed in the same way, but after installing the 10.6.4 combined update, they started to work.

    No idea what happened, but at least it's over now, and I don't have to submit to the nightmare of Thunderbird anymore.

    -------- Original Post ------
    iCal, Address Book, and Mail have all started "quitting unexpectedly" on startup immediately after I did my last software update (which was everything Apple's put out in the last 4 weeks, though I don't remember what). For Mail, I get about 2 seconds before it crashes, and the other two crash immediately upon startup, without even drawing the windows.

    This problem occurs even if I switch to a new user, so it's not a preferences/plist/whatever issue. I've seen some suggestions (e.g. turn off Growl) but nothing so far has worked, and I can't find anyone with this exact problem, even historically. Growl and BetterTouchTools are the only non-Apple extensions I'm running, and I don't see any suspicious programs running that would interfere with iCal etc. I've also repaired my disk permissions, and fsck -y found no problems. I'm guessing some file just got corrupted; my finger is on /System/Library/Frameworks/AddressBook.framework/Versions/A/AddressBook but I can't find a .pkg installer to update the Apple apps, and I don't have an OSX install/repair disk anywhere nearby. Do I just need to find someone with an install disk, and I'm SOL until then?

    Console Log:

    14.09.10 11:48:13 [0x0-0xf10f1].com.apple.iCal[2563] objc[2563]: Class is implemented in both /System/Library/Frameworks/AddressBook.framework/Versions/A/AddressBook and /System/Library/Frameworks/AddressBook.framework/Versions/A/AddressBook. One of the two will be used. Which one is undefined.

    This exact message is spammed over and over and over for several hundred lines until:

    14.09.10 11:48:21 com.apple.launchd.peruser.503[91] ([0x0-0xf10f1].com.apple.iCal[2563]) Job appears to have crashed: Segmentation fault

    I'm pretty confused, because the path in the "class is implemented in both [path] and [path]" is the exact same path, verbatim, so I can't imagine why it thinks it's finding two.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    Crash Log:

    Process: iCal [2563]
    Path: /Applications/iCal.app/Contents/MacOS/iCal
    Identifier: com.apple.iCal
    Version: 4.0.3 (1388)
    Build Info: iCal-13880000~2
    Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [91]

    Date/Time: 2010-09-14 11:48:13.783 +0200
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.4 (10F569)
    Report Version: 6

    Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
    Exception Codes: 0x000000000000000d, 0x0000000000000000
    Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

    Application Specific Information:
    objc_msgSend() selector name: retain

    Thread 0 Crashed: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
    0 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff8281911c objc_msgSend + 40
    1 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff84a7bb32 CFArrayCreate + 242
    2 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff84ad0fa6 -[__NSPlaceholderArray initWithObjects:count:] + 486
    3 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff84ad2b21 +[NSArray arrayWithObjects:] + 465
    4 com.apple.iCal 0x00000001000b7237 0x100000000 + 750135
    5 com.apple.iCal 0x00000001000c0db7 0x100000000 + 789943
    6 com.apple.iCal 0x0000000100008415 0x100000000 + 33813
    7 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff84ad547d -[NSSet makeObjectsPerformSelector:] + 205
    8 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff886e5aa3 -[NSIBObjectData nibInstantiateWithOwner:topLevelObjects:] + 1445
    9 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff886e3cd9 loadNib + 226
    10 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff886e33ec +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) _loadNibFile:nameTable:withZone:eek:wnerBundle:] + 763
    11 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff887617c9 -[NSWindowController loadWindow] + 233
    12 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff88708199 -[NSWindowController window] + 82
    13 com.apple.iCal 0x00000001001cb39a 0x100000000 + 1880986
    14 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff84ad547d -[NSSet makeObjectsPerformSelector:] + 205
    15 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff886e5aa3 -[NSIBObjectData nibInstantiateWithOwner:topLevelObjects:] + 1445
    16 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff886e3cd9 loadNib + 226
    17 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff886e33ec +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) _loadNibFile:nameTable:withZone:eek:wnerBundle:] + 763
    18 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff886e3021 +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) loadNibNamed:eek:wner:] + 326
    19 com.apple.AppKit 0x00007fff886e05a3 NSApplicationMain + 279
    20 com.apple.iCal 0x00000001000021b0 0x100000000 + 8624
    21 com.apple.iCal 0x00000001000a3d80 0x100000000 + 671104

    Thread 1: Dispatch queue: com.apple.libdispatch-manager
    0 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff82b5508a kevent + 10
    1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff82b56f5d _dispatch_mgr_invoke + 154
    2 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff82b56c34 _dispatch_queue_invoke + 185
    3 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff82b5675e _dispatch_worker_thread2 + 252
    4 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff82b56088 _pthread_wqthread + 353
    5 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff82b55f25 start_wqthread + 13

    Thread 2:
    0 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff82b55eaa __workq_kernreturn + 10
    1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff82b562bc _pthread_wqthread + 917
    2 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff82b55f25 start_wqthread + 13

    Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (64-bit):
    rax: 0x0000000100836c00 rbx: 0x0000000000000000 rcx: 0x01000007feedfacf rdx: 0x0000000000000000
    rdi: 0x00007fff83b6f000 rsi: 0x00007fff88e18d68 rbp: 0x00007fff5fbfec80 rsp: 0x00007fff5fbfec38
    r8: 0x00000001131fc0a0 r9: 0x00000001131fc0a4 r10: 0x0000000000000007 r11: 0x01000007feedfacf
    r12: 0x000000011312b440 r13: 0x00007fff5fbfece0 r14: 0x0000000000000005 r15: 0x00007fff708c2f20
    rip: 0x00007fff8281911c rfl: 0x0000000000010206 cr2: 0x00007fff706411a0

    Binary Images:
    [Snipped, can post if this part of the log contains useful information to anyone.]
  2. qmafia macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2011
    Mail quit Unexpectedly

    Dude.....What kind of junk is this....now my mail and iCal clients are useless and they just wont work.... Someone please help....I am new to Mac and I thought i did away with all these issues when I switched to MAC., I guess i was wrong!

    Any help is appreciated...
  3. evangw thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2008
    Sorry dude, I had to reinstall the OS to fix this problem. I spent quite a bit of time on Google and messing around with the system, but I couldn't figure out what it was.

    It's not so bad to reinstall the OS, as long as you have your system restore discs handy... only takes a couple hours, and all your personal files & preferences should be saved unless you reformat.

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