View Full Version : Bwana some help please
OK so I used Monolingual to remove all the languages that I don't need from my mac but now some programs don't seem to work, could it be that when I removed support for every hardware config except for Intel I screwed up the lib's in some way?
13-11-2006, 09:34 PM
I had a look at Monolingual when it was mentioned earlier, but when reading through the FAQ or online help, I noticed that they said to be careful when deleting the stuff, as the intels still need the powerbook goodies for rosetta, etc.
IIRC, only way to fix it is to copy certain files from another Mac :eek:
Q. Monolingual made my OS X installation unusable.
A. Chances are that you have accidently removed the English language files.
Some language packs are only a subset of other language packs (for example
"U.S. English" is a subset of "English"), so you will
have an incomplete OS X installation if you remove "English" but
not "U.S. English".
In general, you should never remove
the English language files unless you know what you are doing.
Q. Should I remove the non-Intel architectures on my Intel based Mac?
A. You can use Monolingual to remove non-Intel architectures for your installed
applications (even if some of the applications are PowerPC-only; Monolingual is
smart enough not to remove PPC forks if those are the only ones in the universal
binary). However, you should not strip the System frameworks if you want
to use Rosetta. Rosetta needs the PowerPC code for all frameworks used
by the emulated application and if it can't find it, you may see messages such
as the following in the console:
mach-o, but wrong architecture
Q. Monolingual doesn't remember my preferences of which languages to remove.
A. Monolingual by default removes those languages that are not listed in
System Preferences / International / Languages.
Q. What does this cost?
A. NOTHING. Monolingual is freeware. If you like this program and want to support its development, you can
donate a small amount via SourceForge's
Q. My Adobe applications want to be reinstalled after running Monolingual.
A. Adobe's newer applications have a self-heal feature which checks for the existence of certain files
and refuses to launch the application if one of those files is missing. This feature does not distinguish
between files that are critical components of the program and those files which are not needed, e.g.
localization files. Therefore, you should exclude Adobe's from being processed by Monolingual. Open
Monolingual's preferences window, add "/Applications/Adobe Acrobat 7.0
Professional" (for example) and deselect the checkbox next to the item.
Q. How is monolingual distributed?
A. Monolingual is distributed under the GNU Public License, which is
included as the file COPYING.txt, and is also available via the Monolingual "Help" menu.
If your copy of Monolingual did not include it, you may find it at
Q. I want to modify/utilize Monolingual. Can I do it?
A. Sure, but follow the GPL. Source is available at http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=106424.
Q. You know, you should really add X feature...
A. You can request the addition of a feature by going to http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=106424&atid=644309.
I think your problem might be Question #2
Aah, screw it, I'll just redo the Mac.
13-11-2006, 10:34 PM
Bugger - so what kind of backup solution did you decide on? :o
I'll copy all my data to my server and redo the biatch.
14-11-2006, 06:51 AM
Found this hint if you dont feel like reinstalling everything
(Monolingual's) architecture removal breaks Macs. If you don't mind watching Console.app to see what's causing applications to crash on startup, then using Pacifist to reinstall random system files until the applications actually start up again, feel free to use these space-saving techniques. This has been part of my daily routine since running Monolingual to save a gig or two of space on my MacBook Pro. (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060609195046756)
Schweet, she's running nicely again.
15-11-2006, 12:30 PM
Schweet, she's running nicely again.Fresh install?
Aye, as fresh as a flower.
Now to go pay all my traffic fines. :(
15-11-2006, 02:21 PM
Btw - I wouldnt use Monolingual is I were you - it might cause some unwanted results :p