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pbooth99

Member Since 07 Aug 2015
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In Topic: High Sierra

02 December 2017 - 08:37 PM

An update:

 

The error message "Common/ChunkCompression.cpp:50: Error: unsupported compressor 8" does appear to relate to a High Sierra bug concerning both the new AppleFS File System that is a default in High Sierra, and 32 bit applications, of which Roots Magic is one example.

As in, every time I start Roots Magic that error appears in system.log as an error in the Rootsmagic application. Here's one example:

 

Nov 25 19:07:52 NewiMac RootsMagic[3506]: /BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.1.1/Common/ChunkCompression.cpp:50: Error: unsupported compressor 8

 

I have a very drastic workaround for this.

 

I uninstalled High Sierra, reformatted the disk as HFS+ and reinstalled High Sierra without upgrading the disk to the new filesystem.

Its not great, but it worked.

 

Peter


In Topic: High Sierra

30 November 2017 - 07:20 PM

Renee,

 

I tried these instructions again, reinstalled Rootsmagic, and still the application won't start.

I tried creating a new user (that would have a blank profile) and saw the same behavior.

 

It opens a dialog box, not long enough to see, and when the dialog box closes the application crashes too.

 

The same errors appear in system.log:

 

Nov 30 20:00:53 NewiMac RootsMagic[57514]: /BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.1.1/Common/ChunkCompression.cpp:50: Error: unsupported compressor 8
Nov 30 20:00:53 NewiMac RootsMagic[57514]: /BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.1.1/Libraries/CompressData/CompressData.c:353: Error: Unknown compression scheme encountered for file '/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/Exceptions.plist'
Nov 30 20:00:53 NewiMac RootsMagic[57514]: /BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.1.1/Common/ChunkCompression.cpp:50: Error: unsupported compressor 8
Nov 30 20:00:53 NewiMac RootsMagic[57514]: /BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.1.1/Libraries/CompressData/CompressData.c:353: Error: Unknown compression scheme encountered for file '/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Library/AppExceptions.bundle/Exceptions.plist'
 
I'm assuming that you don't yet have a 64bit version of Rootsmagic?
I'm using an iMac so downgrading to the prior OS would be a pain in the backside.
 
I imagine the only option that I have right now is to use Parallels, VMWare Fusion
or Virtual Box to run a windows VM and run it from there?

In Topic: High Sierra

25 November 2017 - 07:06 PM

I just tried removing roots magic, the ApplicatIonSupport folder and preferences file and then reinstalling a fresh version.

I still get the same errors written to system.log but now the application doesn't start at all.


In Topic: High Sierra

25 November 2017 - 06:46 PM

I'm having lots of problems with High Sierra. Slow performance, the app hanging when I do FamilySearcgh stuff.

The system.log is full of errors like this:

 

Nov 25 19:07:36 NewiMac RootsMagic[3496]: /BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.1.1/Libraries/CompressData/CompressData.c:353: Error: Unknown compression scheme encountered for file '/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/Exceptions.plist'
Nov 25 19:07:36 NewiMac RootsMagic[3496]: /BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.1.1/Common/ChunkCompression.cpp:50: Error: unsupported compressor 8
Nov 25 19:07:36 NewiMac RootsMagic[3496]: /BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.1.1/Libraries/CompressData/CompressData.c:353: Error: Unknown compression scheme encountered for file '/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Library/AppExceptions.bundle/Exceptions.plist'
Nov 25 19:07:52 NewiMac RootsMagic[3506]: /BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.1.1/Common/ChunkCompression.cpp:50: Error: unsupported compressor 8
Nov 25 19:07:52 NewiMac RootsMagic[3506]: /BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.1.1/Libraries/CompressData/CompressData.c:353: Error: Unknown compression scheme encountered for file '/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/Exceptions.plist'
Nov 25 19:07:52 NewiMac RootsMagic[3506]: /BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.1.1/Common/ChunkCompression.cpp:50: Error: unsupported compressor 8

In Topic: Census (Family) and Residence (Family) fact type problems

12 October 2017 - 11:11 AM

Related question - do people find value in using census facts? I began with ancestry.com, which only saves a small fraction of the information present in a census return ignoring, for example, occupation.