Trouble launching Ardour in OS X 10.4.9 G5

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Intlgraph
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Have X11 installed (it shows up as running plus I have had Open Office running previously).
Double clicking on Ardour begins the boot but ends with a quit before anything happens.
Console log is as follows:

===== Sunday, May 20, 2007 9:49:03 PM US/Eastern =====
bash: no job control in this shell
2007-05-20 21:49:11.289 defaults[10710]
The domain/default pair of (.GlobalPreferences, AppleCollationOrder) does not exist
dyld: Library not loaded: libs/ardour/libardour.dylib
Referenced from: /Volumes/G5 Data/Alternate Application folder/Audio:Music/Ardour-2.0.2/Ardour2.app/Contents/Resources/bin/ardour
Reason: image not found
May 20 21:49:11 Power-Mac-G5 crashdump[10718]: ardour crashed
May 20 21:49:11 Power-Mac-G5 crashdump[10718]: crash report written to: /Users/intlgraph/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/ardour.crash.log

Any suggestions? I have rebuilt permissions already; no effect.

Thanks in advence.

sampo
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I fear that this might be another bug in the startup script. It seems ardour is installed in a directory structure containing a colon. Please see if moving Ardour to a directory structure which does not contain the ':' character helps. If that helps, please report back so we can fix the startup script.

Otherwise, the contents of /Users/intlgraph/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/ardour.crash.log might shed some light on this issue.

Intlgraph
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Looks like a rogue colon problem. Removing the colon from the directory name solved the problem. Ardour now boots.

Thanks

taybin
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You should avoid using colons in file and directory names on the Mac.

http://www.imc.org/ietf-822/old-archive1/msg03346.html

Intlgraph
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It's not actually a colon when you look at it in the Mac Finder. It is a / which gets translated to a : at a lower level.

It has something to do with how the Mac OSX interfaces with Windows. We have been getting away with using "/" for a while now even though it's use is discouraged because of the compatability issue with Windows.

Freedom of expression can get you in trouble sometimes...