WRF Portal not loading with OSX 10.5.7

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WRF Portal not loading with OSX 10.5.7

Postby gustafson » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:21 pm

I've got a question that is actually a Mac OSX issue, but related to WRF Portal. I have not used WRF Portal in several months. I went to use it today and OSX is treating the Java file, portal.jnlp, as a text file and opens it with Dashcode instead of running it under Java. How do I re-associate the file so that it opens under Java and runs as desired?

I am guessing this is an issue related to one of the recent OSX updates. I think one of them updated Java, but I am not familiar with the details.

Thanks to anybody that is familiar with this sort of issue.

-Bill
William I. Gustafson Jr.
Atmospheric Science and Global Change Division
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Re: WRF Portal not loading with OSX 10.5.7

Postby gustafson » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:55 pm

OK, I figured out my own problem. Here is the solution in case somebody else runs into the same issue. From a terminal window I had to execute the command:

/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/Current/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

This rebuilds the Launch Service database, which apparently got corrupted with one of the recent OSX updates. I found this solution at http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-x-o ... start.html which references http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php? ... 5144430486.

-Bill
William I. Gustafson Jr.
Atmospheric Science and Global Change Division
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
http://www.pnnl.gov/atmospheric/staff/staff_info.asp?staff_num=5716
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