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Re: Mac OS X 10.5 - Mathematica 5.1 hangs - 6.0 works?

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  • Subject: [mg83227] Re: Mac OS X 10.5 - Mathematica 5.1 hangs - 6.0 works?
  • From: "inevercheckthisaddress at hotmail.com" <inevercheckthisaddress at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 05:43:46 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fh993s$b2p$1@smc.vnet.net> <fhbnh3$qu1$1@smc.vnet.net>


inevercheckthisaddress at hotmail.com wrote:
> I can't comment on Mathematica 5.1 but I have Mathematica 6.0
> installed on Leopard and it seems to be fine except for an error
> installing the Notebook Indexer. I say seems to be fine since I am not
> a Mathematica user, just someone who has to check stuff like whether
> or not Mathematica installs and launches OK as part of their job. If
> it installs and launches without spewing errors I assume it's OK
> unless someone complains.
>
> When I first ran Mathematica I was asked whether I wanted to install
> the  Wolfram Notebook Indexer plugin for Spotlight. I said yes and the
> installer did it's stuff then told me:
>
> The following install step failed: run postinstall script for Wolfram
> Notebook Indexer. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.

To to follow up on this, I wrote to Wolfram and got this back:

------------------
In testing the compatibility of Mathematica with Mac OS X 10.5
('Leopard'), we have found an issue that prevents the Spotlight
Notebook
Indexer from installing. We are working with Apple to  resolve this
problem. The compatibility of Mathematica with Leopard	is not
otherwise
affected.
------------------

mike


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