Some experience from FileMaker Server 9 to 10:
- Get an FMS 9 installer so it can be uninstalled before installing FMS 10.
- Be prepared to re-set ownership of your “use additional database folder”.
Today I had a problem which I thought was related to having the extended attribute com.apple.quarantine on a folder with a large number of files and subfolders.
In the end, I had removed the quarantine from them all (topic for another post). It wasn’t the source of the problem at hand, but it did wind up with an important lesson: remove quarantine from any .zip file before decompressing it. Apple’s “Archive Utility” (the program that does the decompression) will maintain the quarantine attribute through every file, directory, and sub-directory.
If you’ve got a directory with a huge number of files set with this, look for my blog post on removing them all.
It was a dark and stormy night. Well in the office around the misbehaving Mac anyway. Outside was bright and sunny. A typical day here.
(OK, no more novel-noir)
I had been called in to help install printer drivers on a new Mac Laptop (running 10.5.2). The good folks at the company had done everything right in trying to install them, but they never worked. A quick re-try showed me that the description on the phone had been correct. The installation reported no errors, but the printer was still unusable. Read the rest of this entry »