timtoady wrote:Wow, thanks again for the very helpful advice. I have been dreading this situation- not being able to upgrade my OS for fear of breaking PT 10.3.4, and now it's finally become an official PITA.
But the last thing you said is something I hadn't even considered: Maintaining two startup disks, one with 10.3.8 just for pro tools, and one with Tiger, for everything else. I just happen to have an extra hard drive I can use for this.
Unless anyone here knows a good reason why it's >not< such a good idea to maintain such a system, (I can't think of one right away,) I will probably go with that. Thanks again.
I went ahead and did this- I installed panther 10.3 on a second hd (10.3.8 update won't work, so it appears to be stuck at 10.3) and upgraded my non-PT system to tiger.
Unfortunately, the itunes errors still came up! So I backed up the whole thing, and reinstalled tiger with a hard drive wipe, just to make sure. I backed up my entier ~/Library/ and copied it into place in my home dir in the new install, which has worked in the past for restoring all my preferences.
However.... I somehow retained the problem, as I STILL get the same errors in iTunes! I went through ~/Library/Preferences/, ~/Library/Application Support/, etc, wiping out anything that could be causing the problem, short of the actual com.apple.iTunes.plist file (which would lose track of my music library as well...) -- I should note that I even tried deleting that file once, just to test, and sure enough, the error >still< occured!
So now I'm at a loss-- I trashed all the iTunes prefs, quicktime prefs, and I still can't find the culprit of the errors. And this is with no digidesign software whatsoever.