Waterfox Doesn't Work On 10.6

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by z970mp, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. z970mp, Oct 9, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2017

    z970mp macrumors 65816


    Jun 2, 2017
    Despite claiming to work with 64-bit 10.5 Leopard and up, when I launch version 55 on Snow Leopard, it refuses to fire up and instead presents an error. In my experience, it's even done this when SL is booted into 64-bit mode. Why does this happen? Could it be a bug?
  2. z970mp thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 2, 2017
    This wasn't a philosophical-esqe question, by the way. If anyone knows why Waterfox behaves like this, that would be really great. Thanks.
  3. wicknix macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2017
    Wisconsin, USA
    10.6 seems to be missing libc++.1.dylib and that's one reason why it wont run. I installed xcode and macports and built libcxx via macports and that fixed that issue. However now when i launch it, it's giving an error "Symbol not found: _strndup" from /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib needed by /Applications/Waterfox.app/Contents/MacOS/libmozglue.dylib. That's as far as i've gotten trying to get it to work on 10.6.8.

  4. cpepper2 macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2018
    I also installed libc++ as wicknix did, and found the _strndup missing symbol. Going back to Waterfox version 48 helped but that version is not really fresh...

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