July 30, 2007, 4:09 p.m.

Mac OS X 10.4.10 and QuickTime 7.2 broke Rosetta apps

I tried to run Motic Images Plus the other day, and it kept on crashing with a segment fault. It did not make sense since it used to work perfectly and I have not done any major updates to the system. Today I tried to run Microsoft Word 2004 and it failed in the same manner, so I immediately suspected Rosetta as both apps are PowerPC based.

I found this link that confirmed my suspicions - just never figured the culprit was the recent Quicktime 7.2 upgrade I did:

Apple Docs

In addition, I had to perform these steps:

Fixing prebindings

Word et. al. are working again.