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Woes installing Logic 9 on a clean Lion disk

Postby fractured » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:59 am

I have a Logic 9 upgrade, purchased on release day of Logic 9. I also have a MacBook Pro with a clean Lion install. Apparently, the installer.pkg won't run in Lion. Can anybody recommend a workaround? I could wipe the drive, install Snow Leopard, install Logic, then upgrade back to Lion, but that seems a little silly. Is there an easier way to launch the installer?
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Re: Woes installing Logic 9 on a clean Lion disk

Postby desmond » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:45 am

The installer won't run?

I've seen loads of people with Lion that installed Logic from their disks just fine, then ran software update to get the latest Logic version, and it worked fine.

Exactly what happens when you run the installer?

Can you install using Pacifist instead?
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Re: Woes installing Logic 9 on a clean Lion disk

Postby fractured » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:11 pm

When I click on the installer, I get, "You can't open the application LogicStudio.mpkg because PowerPC applications are no longer supported." My understanding is that the installer.app on the disc operates under Rosetta. There must be a way around this, right?
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Re: Woes installing Logic 9 on a clean Lion disk

Postby desmond » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:23 pm

Logic 9?The Logic 8 installer is PPC (and won't run on Lion), but the Logic 9 one should be ok.

If not, you could always use Pacifist, as suggested above, to install the app.
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Re: Woes installing Logic 9 on a clean Lion disk

Postby IAA » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:25 pm

There should be no problem with a logic 9 upgrade on Lion, I did the very thing a month ago, no problems apart from long install!

Is it a straight logic DVD?
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Re: Woes installing Logic 9 on a clean Lion disk

Postby fractured » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:33 pm

The disc is a Logic 9 upgrade, purchased day of release from Apple. It is definitely giving me the PPC error, but I am attempting to use Migration Assistant to move Logic 9.14 from a backup drive to my clean Lion install. The progress bar shows 75% or so. We'll soon see if that worked. If not, I'll try Pacifist. Is it fairly straight forward to use Pacifist?
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Re: Woes installing Logic 9 on a clean Lion disk

Postby fractured » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:58 am

Well, it looks like I'll need a fresh hard drive to test Pacifist for installation. Migration Assistant brought everything over just fine. I do intend to try the other way, though. I'll let you know how that goes. Thanks for the advice!
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Re: Woes installing Logic 9 on a clean Lion disk

Postby G-Doubleyou » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:26 pm

You are correct, boxed versions and the upgrades are universal binaries.

To test Lion I updated to Lion on an external drive, that contained a clone of my snow leopard install to get around the PPC issue, with Logic and 3rd party plugs.

Search the net, to see if there is a work around.

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Re: Woes installing Logic 9 on a clean Lion disk

Postby baward » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:54 pm

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