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13 Sep 2012

Kindle.app not starting on a case-sensitive file system

So Kindle.app was updated through the App Store and did not start any more. It just crashed and the crash reporter came up.

A quick look at Console.app turns up a link to the actual crash report. And the crash report starts with

    Dyld Error Message:
      Library not loaded: @executable_path/../Frameworks/libWEbCoreKRF.dylib
      Referenced from: /Applications/Kindle.app/Contents/Frameworks/libWebCoreViewer.dylib
      Reason: image not found

libWEbCoreKRF.dylib? With a capitalized E? That looks very much like a spelling error. So, point your terminal to /Applications/Kindle.app/Contents/Frameworks/, type

    sudo ln -s libWebCoreKRF.dylib libWEbCoreKRF.dylib

to create a symlink with the misspelled name. Done.

Kindle works again.

Spelling is hard, it seems.

Tags: macos
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