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Title: Installing Rockbox using MacBook. What’s wrong?
Post by: misnelstain5 on May 27, 2020, 01:50:46 PM
I’m not sure I’m missing something here, as this is becoming too difficult to be true.

I am running OSX Catalina and there is no installer for it on the website. I have tried 1.4.0 and the machine tells me the program creator needs to update the app. The 1.4.1 is not available for OSX to download, only Windows and Linux.

I attempted to download the manual firmware, many times. When it’s downloaded the folders are completely empty.
Title: Re: Installing Rockbox using MacBook. What’s wrong?
Post by: bluebrother on May 27, 2020, 05:05:51 PM
Rockbox Utility is a 32bit application (actually it's a fat binary that also runs on ppc). Nobody was able to build the recent release version, thus no binary exists. There are currently some issues with building it on MacOS.

The zip files you downloaded are not empty. They contain a folder that starts with a dot. This is hidden on MacOS. You can see that using the Terminal (or enable showing hidden files in Finder, though I don't know how to do that -- I'm using the terminal for stuff like that.) The manual should mention that in the manual installation section. Seems it doesn't explicitly do that though.
Title: Re: Installing Rockbox using MacBook. What’s wrong?
Post by: bluebrother on May 28, 2020, 03:45:04 PM
Finally managed to get an updated MacOS binary done. It's basically 1.4.1 with some changes to make it build on my old machine. Need to find time to get that in a state it can get merged back, but time is always this limiting factor. Targets 10.7 and up. Since I'm stuck at 10.11 I have no idea if ot works on Catalina.

If you want to try it:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8pPsvGJ3RdKfnhyTDAwTWstMlhNR3NDanZURHFzOEI4ZHhoQUJ5OXUzN1NDRlp0U0hZNzQ
Title: Re: Installing Rockbox using MacBook. What’s wrong?
Post by: nickpicc06 on June 01, 2020, 11:58:44 PM
i just tried this. the installation process of the application was a breeze. i went to install rockbox 3.15 on my 5th gen ipod video and it said it was unsuccessful due to something with permissions. hope you can fix this as i have been waiting for someone to do this for a very long time.
Title: Re: Installing Rockbox using MacBook. What’s wrong?
Post by: bluebrother on June 03, 2020, 06:46:13 AM
i went to install rockbox 3.15 on my 5th gen ipod video and it said it was unsuccessful due to something with permissions. hope you can fix this as i have been waiting for someone to do this for a very long time.

No I can't.

"something" being wrong is way to unspecific for anyone to "fix" anything. You need to be as specific as possible for anyone to be able to help you. I have absolutely no idea what your problem is, so I can't do anything about it. As long as that's the case I cannot help you.

Ideally post the System Trace (Help / Troubleshoot / System Trace) output to pastebin.com or similar and put a link here.
Title: Re: Installing Rockbox using MacBook. What’s wrong?
Post by: saratoga on June 03, 2020, 10:15:23 AM
Does running as root matter on macos like on Linux? Could try that and see if it helps.
Title: Re: Installing Rockbox using MacBook. What’s wrong?
Post by: nickpicc06 on June 04, 2020, 07:06:32 AM
ill keep it simple. when installing  rockbox on my 5.5 gen classic i get a message saying "could not open ipod: permission denied" displayed three times in the progress bar. i couldnt access the help icon.
Title: Re: Installing Rockbox using MacBook. What’s wrong?
Post by: darkcity on June 04, 2020, 09:34:15 AM
It looks like you have to be logged in as administrator or use 'launch as root'

Mac OS X 10.8-iPod Video installation problem
https://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=35271.0

Title: Re: Installing Rockbox using MacBook. What’s wrong?
Post by: bluebrother on June 04, 2020, 10:05:38 AM
ill keep it simple. when installing  rockbox on my 5.5 gen classic i get a message saying "could not open ipod: permission denied" displayed three times in the progress bar. i couldnt access the help icon.

Ok, let me try to recapture what you did without knowing what you did.
Is that correct?

Try the following: Press cmd-Space. Type Terminal, then press Enter. Type the following:

sudo /Volumes/RockboxUtility/RockboxUtility.app/Contents/MacOS/RockboxUtility

You'll end up with a password prompt in the terminal. Enter your password. Rockbox Utility will start. Try installing the bootloader again.

And repeating myself: You need to be as specific as possible for anyone to be able to help you. I'm not motivated to do guesswork, especially since I'm not getting paid for this.
Title: Re: Installing Rockbox using MacBook. What’s wrong?
Post by: nickpicc06 on June 04, 2020, 11:01:38 PM
i copied the command text into terminal and got this message.  sudo: /Volumes/RockboxUtility/RockboxUtility.app/Contents/MacOS/RockboxUtility: command not found
Title: Re: Installing Rockbox using MacBook. What’s wrong?
Post by: saratoga on June 04, 2020, 11:25:04 PM
Where is your rockbox utility installed?  Try and fix that path if it is installed somewhere else.
Title: Re: Installing Rockbox using MacBook. What’s wrong?
Post by: nickpicc06 on June 04, 2020, 11:35:19 PM
its installed in applications
Title: Re: Installing Rockbox using MacBook. What’s wrong?
Post by: bluebrother on June 05, 2020, 03:21:24 AM
Ok, so I don't know if my guessing was correct. Assuming it was.

Why did you install Rockbox Utility? There's no need to do that. Double-click the dmg, MacOS will then mount the volume and it will appear at the path I mentioned. At least on my box running 10.11, and since I have no clue what you're running I can only assume it'll be the same.