Corrupt Mac dmg ?


#1

I’m not sure if this is the right place for this, but it was my best guess . . . anyway…

Yes, I’m a new forum member here, and I have attacked the learning curve with the 1.2.0 version for MAC.
Actually, I am moving right along, however I got an email notice that a new development version (1.3.3) was available and that I could try it if I wanted to.

Unfortunately, the d’Loaded disk Image (.dmg) seems to be corrupted and after trying 2 times, I thought I might mention it somewhere.

When I try to open (verify) the dmg it shows an error on verify.
I’ll try to upload it here.

Thanks
Corrupt DMG Image Data.png


#2

Hello ArtCraft! Thank you for reporting! Did you got DMG package from sourceforge.net/projects/synfig … -20170430/ ?


#3

It appears I got it from the SourceForge site.
From the get Info page;

"https://managedway.dl.sourceforge.net/project/synfig/snapshots/1.3.3-20170430/synfigstudio-1.3.3-20170430.dmg, sourceforge.net/projects/synfig … g/download

thankyou


#4

I have compared checksum of the file on server with my local somy and they are identical.

Can you please post md5sum of your downloaded DMG file here?

(just ropen console/terminal and type “md5sum /path/to/your/dmgfile”)


#5

Well, In my Terminal, I tried the commands you suggested and all I get is ‘command not found’
I run a (default) bash shell in my Terminal here, and even after a search (using locate md5sum), the only results I get is that ‘md5sum’ may exist in a zsh shell here, which, I would have a lot of trouble with trying to switch shells, as I am not experienced enough with that, but I think it could be done. I just don’t feel that comfortable on the command line and don’t use it enough.
I will check on my Mac forums and try to find a way to get that checksum value for you.
EDIT 10 minutes later; the proper command for me is just md5 /path to file and the following is what I got;
Desktop/synfigstudio-1.3.3-20170430.dmg) = 4ae3e86dea6c9bc55e6d9f56af9a545e

However, here are some NEW developments at my end !

I went back to the SourceForge site and downloaded the 1.3.2 version in stead, and managed to get it installed and working. It took quite a while before it popped open, but there it was. New splash screen and all.
It seems to be functioning, but since I am still learning how to even use Synfig, it may be a while until I see if it’s OK or not, but I will try to report anything that may be important if it breaks.

ALSO, In the process of installing vs. 1.3.2, when I check the internal vs. number where it says ‘About Synfig Studio’ it says it’s vs. 1.3.1 ( Revision 20170202, ID 30c218) !!! and this seems a bit strange . . . perhaps not that big of a deal… whatever…

AND, there’s one more thing too.

After installing vs. 1.3.3 My Synfig version 1.2.0 has now become unusable, and it reports being corrupted.
I still have the DMG for 1.2.0, so I could reinstall it if need be.
Is this a normal situation ?
Perhaps there is a plist file that they share, which should be deleted before switching versions ?

Have any other Mac users been using vs. 1.3.3 here successfully ?

Thanks for your assistance.


#6

I have the same checksum, so the files are identical. I will verify my local file - maybe it was corrupted during transfer from one host to another.

Please try to copy SynfigStudio.app into your Application folder and start from there -this should speed up the process.

If you get “SynfigStudio can’t be opened because it comes from a non identified developer” error, then you can solve this in the following way:
Please go to System Preferences > Security and privacy. Press the “Open anyway” button.

This is weird. Please try to reboot your mac and try to start 1.2.0 again.


#7

Hello again! I have re-uploaded the correct version (both to Gumroad and SourceForge). Please check if it works for you now - sourceforge.net/projects/synfig … -20170430/


#8

Re-Booting did not change anything here.
The 1.3.3 version I had, still did not get through the verify process and it never got installed here.

However, I see that you posted another version before I posted this reply.

I have downloaded the new version and YES! it does get through the final verify process and indeed (after an initial 3-4 minute wait) popped open and it is indeed vs. 1.3.3 inside using ‘about’.

Just to be sure/safe, I closed it down, and restarted it again and it popped right open, with no wait at all.
It reminds me of when I opened Gimp for the 1st time and it has to initialize the fonts ?, which takes a while? and is typical.

Note; I had re-installed the stable 1.2.0 version temporarily, and I noticed that the strange occurrence of getting damage to previous versions does not happen anymore.

So, good, and thank you .
I will give 1.3.3 a good work-out and report any problems I run into.
ArtCraft


#9

Great, I am happy we got this sorted out. Thanks for reporting! :slight_smile: