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Vuze suddenly stopped working on my mac. How can I get it back?

Asked by sophied (106points) August 19th, 2010

I’ve used Vuze (formerly Azureus) for years now with no problem. The other day, out of nowhere, it stopped opening. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling it, updating java, turning off the computer (an ibook from 2005 running OSX 10.4.11), and nothing’s worked. When I try to reinstall Vuze, I get the message “an error occurred. no such file or directory Error log:”
Can anyone help?

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DeanV's avatar

Use this to delete Vuse and all of its supporting files i.e. preference files, application support, etc, then reinstall and see if that fixes it.

brotherhume's avatar

Trashme is great – I highly recommend it for any uninstallation you do in the future. I also recommend uTorrent or Transmission. Much more lightweight than Vuze.

sophied's avatar

I tried to download transmission yesterday, but was told that it can’t run with my OS. Downloaded TrashMe and got this message “You cannot open the application TrashMe because it is not supported on this architecture.” GAH! What’s going on?

brotherhume's avatar

This program should work for 10.4.11

Seems like all the programs I suggested are for 10.5 or 10.6.

DeanV's avatar

It’s a problem with 10.4.11. Your issue is that Trashme and probably Vuse is not compatible with 10.4.11 anymore. Vuse probably updated without you noticing and then stopped working.

Try uninstalling Vuse again with the program @brotherhume suggested and then going to Vuse’s website and seeing if there’s a 10.4.11 compatible release.

sophied's avatar

apptrap won’t work, either. when i try to open it i get “preferences error. could not open apptrap”. i’m doooomed to never know what happened on true blood.

brotherhume's avatar

Might be time to upgrade to 10.5 or 10.6. or retire your 5 year old laptop for newer pastures.

sophied's avatar

@brotherhume i would love to, if i could afford it. i just had to buy a netbook for grad school, so a new mac isn’t in the cards. and this is the ONLY problem i have with it (knock wood)

gorillapaws's avatar

Basically, you’re running a fairly ancient OS (there have been 2 major OSX upgrades released since yours) and most programmers aren’t writing apps that support Tiger anymore. The reason is because they can make their apps work much better for everyone else if they drop Tiger support (also, there’s the belief that if people are too cheap to buy upgrades to OSX, they’re probably going to be too cheap to buy their software in the first place).

sophied's avatar

i think i figured it out. i just downloaded an old version of transmission and it seems to be working. i would LOVE to upgrade to a newer os, but as i said, just had to buy a netbook and my mac is working perfectly otherwise. i’ve done other upgrades to it (new internal hard drive, more memory) but can’t justify paying another $150 right now. one day!

brotherhume's avatar

Could you get some kind of torrenting software for your netbook?

dreamwolf's avatar

Yeah, you just needed to update your OS X and the Vuze accordingly along with it.

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