Wednesday, May 6, 2009

launchd

I just upgraded to a new laptop (driven mostly by the need for more RAM -- hopefully 6G will be adequate for a couple of years). It got me thinking: even though it's great that the Mac will copy all of your old apps over effortlessly to your new machine, it also happily copies all your old unused cruft over to your new machine, and that's not so great.

So, in the spirit of good hygiene (and H1N1 preparedness), I decided to open up the console and look to see what I might find. I discovered that I had a couple of launchd jobs that referenced executables which didn't exist on my system any more e.g., carbon copy cloner.

I have been able to rid myself of all the launchd issues, by cleaning up the Launchdemons/launchagents under the Library folder but
I still haven't been able to rid myself of all of these
/Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari[54428]: Warning: accessing obsolete X509Anchors.


This is even after searching the web a couple of times. I think the problem starts up after I open an article from NewsFire, but I'm not completely sure. This is definitely a space in which I believe correlation is not causality.

If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this, I'd appreciate it.

BTW it is really nice to have a built in tool like Console: it is simple and effective with just that little bit of extra functionality (string filtering) that makes all the difference in usability.

1 comment:

Clausewitz said...

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