[TxMt] Re: mate command broken after security update 2008-005

Tony Crockford tonyc at boldfish.co.uk
Mon Aug 4 10:40:54 UTC 2008

On 4 Aug 2008, at 11:30, Tony Crockford wrote:

> On 4 Aug 2008, at 11:24, Jonas Zimmermann wrote:
>>>>> Yesterday I installed the os x security update 2008-005.
>>>>> Now the mate command takes a very long time to run.
>>>> Have you tried removing .profile (and .bash_rc and whatever else is
>>>> there), then opening a new Terminal and trying again?
>>>>> Has anyone had any similar experiences.
>>>> I've installed the update but haven't had any problems.
>>> Seems to work here too. No dramatic change after the SU.
>> I DO have this problem. Soon after I typed "mate" into a Terminal
>> window I also had a kernel panic, while Textmate still was
>> unresponsive. Don't know if these are related.
> in the interests of science I typed mate . in a newly opened terminal
> window - TM started, but went unresponsive - I force quit it and got
> this in the terminal window:


I re-created the symbolic link (from the help menu)

mate . works fine (in a sensible directory) but still goes  
unresponsive if I invoke it at /~ (which is probably a daft idea!)

it did eventually open my home folder, so it is working fine 

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