hdiutil: create failed – error -5341

Usually if I have an .app I want to import into Munki, I just use munkiimport nameofapp.app, and Munki automatically creates a read-only disk image (.dmg) with the .app inside. For some reason, with the mBlock.app, I kept getting a 5341 error. I tried this workaround, but I still got the same error. What worked […]

Using OpenSnoop with process names that have spaces in them

opensnoop is a command-line tool that comes preinstalled with Mac OS X allowing you to see what's being modified in your filesystem. If you Google some tutorials on it, you'll see that you can track a particular process name like Safari with code like sudo opensnoop -n Safari but if you try to do it […]

Error 0x80070190 when activating Microsoft Office 2010

Had this happen once on a Windows machine. Microsoft has several solutions outlined at When attempting to activate Office 2010 receive error "An unspecified error has occurred. Your request cannot be processed at this time. Please try again later. (0x80070190)" The one that worked for me was 3. Change the UserOperations key under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform to […]

Restore Failure: An error (32) occurred while copying. (Broken pipe)

The problem If you are Cloning an image using Thunderbolt and Disk Utility (or even using Firewire instead of Thunderbolt), you may come across this error message: I've actually never experienced that with Thunderbolt (not saying it can't happen), but I've had it happen twice using Firewire. At first I thought it was the cable […]

Munki error “ERROR: Adobe Setup error: 79: Unknown error”

I prepared a nice little Adobe Acrobat Pro package for Munki, and I tried to install it and got this error (ERROR: Adobe Setup error: 79: Unknown error). Turns out, that isn't a Munki error at all: Re: [munki-dev] CS6 package wont install > Adobe Setup Error: 79 It has to do with some processes […]