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problem installing Fetch 4.0.3 (5 posts)

  • Started 6 years ago by markbausch
  • Latest reply 6 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • markbausch Member

    I am aiming to rehab an old Macintosh Powerbook G3 computer...part of the process has involved installing OS 10.1.5...which works fine. The recommended version of Fetch for 10.1 is Fetch 4, I think. So I download it, get the disk image file...and attempt to open it, and the message I get is 'unable to verify'. with the image format being 'UDIF read-only' and the checksum 'CRC32 SDE148822 INVALID'. In other words, the attempt to install the Fetch application failed. After Googling this problem, I came upon this link:

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20061209133451185

    The pertinent (I think) part of this link is as follows (the author had the same problem as me):

    "It turns out the DMG file was compressed with bzip2 encoding, which can only be seen/decoded by Mac OS X 10.4achines -- like my friend's 10.4.8 system. Mine, being 10.3.9, could only detect that the DMG file was compressed, tried decoding it using ADC decompression, and failed. The moral of the story is twofold:

    1. Developers: Don't use bzip2 encoded dmg files for software intended for systems that include ones prior to 10.4.
    2. Non-10.4 users: Realize there is a DMG file encoding out there that may be incompatible with your system."

    Here is my question. Is the Fetch 4.0.3 file that is downloaded...does it use bzip2? Is that the reason that my Mac, running the ancient 10.1.5, cannot install it? Which, if true, is circular...and not in a good way. Because the reason I'm downloading Fetch 4 is because Fetch 5 doesn't run on my OS!

    Help!

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • markbausch Member

    The Disk Copy log is as follows:

    2007/04/28 07:32:53 Mounting "Fetch_4.0.3.dmg"...
    2007/04/28 07:32:54 (0): verified CRC32 $3F690F13
    2007/04/28 07:32:54 calculated CRC32 $DE148B22, expected CRC32 $CD2C9A55

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Yes, Fetch 4.0.3 is the version you want for Mac OS X 10.1.

    The Fetch 4.0.3 disk image mounts successfully on Mac OS X 10.2 and 10.3, so I don't believe the problem is the one described in that link.

    However, I do not have a Mac OS X 10.1 system to test on at the moment, but I will make a note of this problem for further research.

    In the meantime, you can download a StuffIt archive of Fetch 4.0.3 instead, using this link:

    http://fetchsoftworks.com/Fetch4.sit

    The contents of the Fetch 4.0.3 StuffIt archive are exactly the same as the disk image. Please let us know if that doesn't work for you.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 04-28-2007).]

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • markbausch Member

    Scott,

    All is well with your suggestion of downloading the .sit file. 4.0.3 is up-and-running on a 1998 vintage Powerbook G3 running 10.1.5. Thanks.

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    We're glad to hear you got it working! Thanks for the followup.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

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