Stuff That Breaks Under Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)

OpenAFS died hard. The daemon won’t load at startup because “a link/load error occured for kernel extension /var/db/openafs/etc/afs.kext“. A friend at work had this to say: “My former co-worker of mine is involved in the openafs group. He believes that someone will fix this and blames the NDA for making it hard to talk about what might be going on.” I’ve found no information on the internets that lead to a solution in the meantime. has stumbled many times in accessing my mail boxes. I’ve had to force quit a half dozen times when it halts while “Opening mailbox”. (Note that I have four (4) IMAP mailboxes)

The httpd.conf file gets overwritten. PHP stops working and needs to be reinstalled.

The iChat menu has decided to shift itself to the other side of the screen while leaving the icon (iChat Meny Icon) in the original spot. Very odd. I assume that is has something to do with some of my longer custom messages. The weird part is that I have to go straight down to access the menu. I naturally move to the left to mouseover the menu that has appeared. This causes the mouse to lose the focus of the menu. The solution? Straight down and hang a left.

iChat menu is on the wrong side!

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4 Responses to Stuff That Breaks Under Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)

  1. ED says:

    My startup items broke because 10.4 does a security audit before letting startup items launch. I’ve had to increase security (chown 0:0) on those items to make them happy. They also seem to get called at shutdown too, so I’ll have to catch that and handle it appropriately.

    My MacAlly ICEKey keyboard kernel extension no longer does its thing. So I have to use f12 to eject and no longer have keyboard based volume keys. I’ll have to explore this further. On the plus side, it looks like System Preferences allows me to software disable the wretched Caps-Lock key. My physically mangled keyboards are no longer necessary … where did I put those keys that I removed anyway?!?

    All of my loginhook stuff broke. I haven’t found a solution to that yet. When I asked about it on the 27th I got a “NDA means we don’t talk about this yet” answer. Fine, commercial copies in people’s hands and I’m not allowed to talk … well I’ve got my release copy now and I’m talking.

    Samba 3 fixes Active Directory / NetApp problem. I can now do secure kerberos based single sign on to an AD domain and script mount points without needing to toss passwords around in text files or in the clear. Yay! Single sign-on, here we come.

  2. cindy says:

    Oh no! Cindy no want to hear such sadness. Our version of Tiger is in the mail and Cindy want happy happy happy when she installs it in her shiny iBook.

  3. cindy says:

    Hey, have you had problems with iChat randomly quitting on you? this seems to be an ongoing problem for me.

  4. AxsDeny says:

    Nope. Did you do an upgrade or a Nuke and Pave?

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