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Re: Problem installing Black Berry SDK on Mac OS X

OMG It does work! Thanks! You are the man!!!!!
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Re: Problem installing Black Berry SDK on Mac OS X

This is definitely a problem with the packager process. Whomever created this didn't have an executable SDK that got packaged.
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Re: Problem installing Black Berry SDK on Mac OS X

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I didn't encounter this problem while installing the SDK and simulator. I think I downloaded them a couple of days before they were repackaged into a single file.

 

As others have said, the problem comes down to unix permissions. A file has to have execute permissions in order to run... it doesn't matter if you're root.

 

To avoid these type of problems in the future, you can type "chmod -R a+x {package}" in the terminal to add execute permissions to all users (owner, group, and everyone else) and every file within {package}.

 

To take a look at the chmod documentation, type "man chmod" in the terminal (use q to quit). Wikipedia has an overview of the command at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chmod

 

Also take a look at chown for changing the file owner, if you're interested.

 

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Re: Problem installing Black Berry SDK on Mac OS X

Thanks for this. I'm re-installing my dev environment onto a new PB and this was a real puzzler!

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Re: Problem installing Black Berry SDK on Mac OS X

I just ran into the same problem, after downloading BlackBerryTabletSDK_Air_Installer_1.0.2_Mac_201105191426.zip

 

Setting the +x flag does indeed fix it, I just wanted to add an observation:

- when unzipping the *1.0.2*.zip file from the command line, the +x flags are not set, while

- when unzipping the zip through a double-click in the Finder, the +x is set properly and the installer launches

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