CarbonCopy and OSX 10.4.8 (Intel)

If you as I, have been trying to get CarbonCopy (CCC) to work on your IntelMac, and successfully failed, then what?

Well as it turnes out it looks like the problem is not CCC, but psync which is used to do the actual copy, so if you did click the 'install psync' in CCC, then it will install a psync which is compiled for Perl 5.8.1 - guess what 10.4.8 comes with Perl 5.8.6.

So what you need to do is

1) remove the 'wrong' version of psync;

# sudo rm /usr/bin/psync
# sudo rm -rf /Library/Perl/5.8.1

2) install the development tools
3) download MacOSX::File from CPAN (
4) compile and install it

# tar zxfv MacOSX-File-0.71.tar.gz
# cd MacOSX-File-0.71
# perl
# make
# make test
# sudo make install

And then CCC should work.... That is not so difficult, but slightly anoying.


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