Like a good little fanboy, I installed the Safari 4 beta on my aging iMac. So far, I am really liking the new version. Nothing earth shattering, but the performance gains are quite nice. Even on this old G5, Safari seems a lot zippier.
I have noticed something really odd since installing the beta. Mail.app stops rendering HTML emails correctly. I’ll get the first few lines of an HTML email and then a bunch of whitespace. If I resize the window, the email appears normally.
We have a solution. The was that the 10.4.9 upgrade changes the Storable cpan module for Perl. The solution came from Peter Walsham at Axomic. I just tried it and it works. (Interesting to note that CPAN reported that my Storable module was version 2.15 before I tried this. Something must have been eaten in the OSX 10.4.9 upgrade.)
We just encountered this on a 10.4.9 server
We managed to fix the problem by getting the latest version of Storable and installing it into:
I used fink for ages. Love it. I just did Apple’s latest Mac OSX 10.4.9 upgrade and something has gone off the rails. Anyone getting this too?
Storable object version 2.13 does not match $Storable::VERSION 2.15 at /System/Library/Perl/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level/DynaLoader.pm line 253. Compilation failed in require at /sw/lib/perl5/Fink/Services.pm line 38. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /sw/lib/perl5/Fink/Services.pm line 38. Compilation failed in require at /sw/lib/perl5/Fink/Config.pm line 27. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /sw/lib/perl5/Fink/Config.pm line 27. Compilation failed in require at /sw/lib/perl5/Fink.pm line 79. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /sw/bin/fink line 29.
I love my iMac. Really. Truly. Love it. Every so often it does something to test my patience.
When the mood strikes me, I like to take a self-portrait using Photo Booth, the cute little app that Apple has built. I send the photo of to friends and loved ones. It is a more interesting way of saying hi than:
Hey – What’s up? I’m bored.
At any rate, I wanted to do that this afternoon. I fire up Photo Booth and it tells me another application is using the iSight camera, please close that application and try again.
What a very Windows-esque uninformative error. How the hell was I supposed to know which application had the camera pinned?
Why didn’t I get the choice to close the mystery app from the error message?
WTF? See #1
I searched the process list to no avail. I went so far as to log out and log back in. Nothing. I deleted Photo Booth’s plist. Nada.
So I used the intarwebs to go to the Google. Sure enough, people are having the same issue I am. “Solutions” range from zapping the PRAM to renewing your DHCP lease. As my dad would say, “That’s about as helpful as pig in shit” – no idea what that really means but it sounds appropriate.
I took the very drastic action of rebooting. REBOOTING! My Mac. Yes, I rebooted. This, in my opinion, is an admission of total and utter failure.
And now I can take silly picture with Photo Booth. Aren’t you glad?