Testing PPC build of Picard

If you have a PPC Mac that runs 10.4/10.5 and have been waiting for a DMG of Picard, please try download and install this version. Please let us know if it works in the comments.

Jon Hermansen and I have been working on building Picard with only MacPorts prerequisites — that is how this DMG has been built. If this install works then we can proceed to work on a Universal Binary that should work on 10.4/10.5. If we can reach that, we should be able to release Mac binaries at the same time as we release binaries for other platforms.

Thanks for all your hard work Jon!

UPDATE: We’ve found a problem with PUID generation and have fixed it — we hope. The above link now points to the updated dmg. May not work on Tiger yet — if you have a Tiger PPC box, please try it and let us know.

9 thoughts on “Testing PPC build of Picard

  1. Ashley Wallingford

    Hi, I just installed Picard from the r813-3.ppc.dmg that is linked to here and, when I try to run it, nothing at all happens. I am running 10.4.11 on a G4.

    Here is the crashlog:

    **********

    Date/Time: 2008-07-27 12:36:04.081 -0700
    OS Version: 10.4.11 (Build 8S165)
    Report Version: 4

    Command: MusicBrainz Picard
    Path: /Applications/MusicBrainz Picard.app/Contents/MacOS/MusicBrainz Picard
    Parent: WindowServer [82]

    Version: 0.10.0rc1 (Picard 0.10.0rc1)

    PID: 261
    Thread: Unknown

    Link (dyld) error:

    Symbol not found: _pthread_cond_init$UNIX2003
    Referenced from: /Applications/MusicBrainz Picard.app/Contents/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/Python
    Expected in: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib

  2. Michael

    Same for me, r813-3.ppc.dmg and r813-2.ppc.dmg won’t start on my iBook G4 running 10.4.11

  3. dak180

    Using r813-3.ppc.dmg

    Console Output:
    2008/08/07 1:32:05 PM [0x0-0x767767].org.musicbrainz.picard[42946] 'import site' failed; use -v for traceback
    2008/08/07 1:32:05 PM [0x0-0x767767].org.musicbrainz.picard[42946] Traceback (most recent call last):
    2008/08/07 1:32:05 PM [0x0-0x767767].org.musicbrainz.picard[42946] File "/Volumes/MusicBrainz Picard/MusicBrainz Picard.app/Contents/Resources/__boot__.py", line 103, in
    2008/08/07 1:32:05 PM [0x0-0x767767].org.musicbrainz.picard[42946]
    2008/08/07 1:32:05 PM [0x0-0x767767].org.musicbrainz.picard[42946] _argv_emulation()
    2008/08/07 1:32:05 PM [0x0-0x767767].org.musicbrainz.picard[42946] File "/Volumes/MusicBrainz Picard/MusicBrainz Picard.app/Contents/Resources/__boot__.py", line 101, in _argv_emulation
    2008/08/07 1:32:05 PM [0x0-0x767767].org.musicbrainz.picard[42946] _get_argvemulator().mainloop()
    2008/08/07 1:32:05 PM [0x0-0x767767].org.musicbrainz.picard[42946] File "/Volumes/MusicBrainz Picard/MusicBrainz Picard.app/Contents/Resources/__boot__.py", line 7, in _get_argvemulator
    2008/08/07 1:32:05 PM [0x0-0x767767].org.musicbrainz.picard[42946] import traceback
    2008/08/07 1:32:05 PM [0x0-0x767767].org.musicbrainz.picard[42946] zipimport.ZipImportError: can't decompress data; zlib not available
    2008/08/07 1:32:05 PM MusicBrainz Picard[42946] MusicBrainz Picard Error
    2008/08/07 1:32:05 PM MusicBrainz Picard[42946] MusicBrainz Picard Error
    An unexpected error has occurred during execution of the main script

    ZipImportError: can't decompress data; zlib not available
    Same thing happens on the desktop too.

    Since this is on intel not sure how much it helps but i am really looking forward to Universal Binarys.

    ————
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Mac OS X 10.5.4 (9E17)

  4. AndrewRoz

    The program won’t run for me. No response when the Application is double-clicked.
    Picard.r813-3.ppc.dmg

    Mac OSX 10.4.11
    PowerBook G4

  5. Fred

    Is there any update regarding the intel version?

    ________________
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Mac OS X 10.5.4

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  7. Dazz

    When i try to run picard after download the app animates as though it is going to open but doesn’t i get no error message or system crashes just nothing.

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