Are you sure it was not because the application could not create its directories ?
no, I tried all variations: a clean install, no old cruft or with an existing directory preloaded.
The program does not launch that far, it barfs before it gets that far. This is a lib problem.
If it was Linux, I could tell you what to do, Mac OS X is just voodoo, sorry ;-)
Would putting the lib from say 10.6 work ?
Will this influence other software dependent on this library ?
Is this library backwards compatible etc. ?
Thanks for the information SolarSilver !