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Software emulation system provided by Apple to enable programs compiled for PowerPC-based Macintoshes to run on Intel-based Macintosh computers under Mac OS X 10.5 and Mac OS X 10.6

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What is `oahd-helper` and why is it eating my CPU?

yes, it's Yet-Another-What-Is-Foo-And-Why-Is-It-Eating-My-CPU question... I noticed today that when changing SIP mode (either enabling or disabling), upon reboot my CPU is being positively eaten alive ...
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macOS Big Sur 11.6.7 update: many apps require Rosetta

I just updated my Macbook pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) from Big Sur 11.6.6 to 11.6.7 and now, all the Intel apps require Rosetta. Why such a big change between two minor versions? Is there a way to avoid ...
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Apps broken after Monterey 12.3 update

After having updated macOS to Monterey 12.3 a number of programs or apps are failing to work. For example, when trying to run perl I obtain -bash: /usr/local/bin/perl: Bad CPU type in executable Same ...
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UPPAAL: bad CPU type in executable

I am using the terminal on an Apple M1 MacBook. I am executing the terminal with Rosetta, trying to be compatible for a tool that is not for ARM. The tool itself is the UPPAAL tool for 32-bit Mac OS X,...
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Deleting Rosetta 2 cache after a certain number of days

Rosetta 2 apparently caches every time you execute a program for the first time and then saves that to /var/db/oah. I looked at this post for reference, and they said that you can create a cron script ...
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Open `Something.app` with Rosetta using the terminal

Let's say I wanted a command line function to open up Xcode (or really, any app) under Rosetta. For command line utilities, I can do: arch -x86_64 UTILITY but that doesn't really extend to full ...
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Running i386 and applications using Rosetta on M1

I'm trying to run Wine on my M1 Macbook. I can get wine64 working, but because my programs have some x86 bits, it also needs wine. However, trying to run it says zsh: bad CPU type in executable: bin/...
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How to run VSCode Integrated Terminal in x86_64 on Apple M1 (arm64)?

VSCode now has an arm64 version, problem is there are still a lot of command-line developer tools that are using x86_64 architecture. At the moment there doesn't appear to be a plugin or preferences ...
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On Apple M1 with Rosetta, how to open entire Terminal / iTerm in x86_64 architecture? [duplicate]

As a developer, I have experienced major issues with installing languages, libraries and development tools from the command-line as Apple M1 has migrated over to using arm64 instead of x86_64 ...
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How to solve the “You don't have permission to open the application” in Mac OS big sur?

When I want to open an app which I've downloaded outside of app store a pop up with the message of You dont have permission to open this app shows up. My laptop is macbook pro 2020 m1 big sur version ...
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How can I run command line software with Rosetta 1?

At the request of some PPC users, I'm trying to create a PPC-compatible installer package of some open source software. Naturally, this requires compiling a PPC binary. I have a Leopard Virtual ...
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How does Rosetta 2 work?

I'd love to understand more about how Rosetta 2 works. The Apple Developer article is brief. Has anyone done a deep analysis on how Rosetta 2 works, how it is invoked and whether it's possible to use ...
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Manually Run Rosetta 2 on x86 Binary

I wrote a very simple C program and my goal is to build an x86-only binary and then run that binary on an Apple Silicon Mac and have Rosetta 2 translate it into a Universal 2 binary. I want to look at ...
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Terminal vs Shell vs Processes on ARM (Apple Silicon)

How does Big Sur and ARM (Apple) silicon handle the following permutations? Say I run Terminal as x86_64 using Rosetta2, then does that mean I must use a x86_64 shell? If indeed I use an x86_64 shell, ...
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Run Rosetta on macOS Sierra

I'm wondering if there is any way to run Rosetta on macOS Sierra. In this post, someone mentioned that Rosetta may uses the Carbon framework, which appears to exist in up to macOS Sierra. Are there ...
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Rosetta stopped working in a virtualized Snow Leopard hosted in Mavericks (Parallels or Virtualbox)

I have successfully installed Snow Leopard in a VirtualBox on my Macbook Pro Retina Early 2013 (running OS X Mavericks). While I can start the virtualized Snow Leopard in Oracle's Virtualbox or ...
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Is there any way to run a PowerPC video game (Call Of Duty United Offensive) on Mavericks?

My MacBook is running Mavericks (10.9.5). I dug out my old "Call Of Duty United Offensive" video game and thought I'd give it a whirl. Turns out it's PowerPC based and Mavericks does not have ...
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Snow Leopard OS X Partition (El Capitan)

I have a couple things I'm trying to do that I can't find a solution for. The end goal is to be able to run DVD Studio Pro 4 on my Mac which has El Capitan installed. The software is pretty old but I ...
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Problems to install silverlight

I'm trying to install silverlight in mi Mac pro (retina) with Yosemite bat I can't. I install de package, it says correctly installed but when I try to run netflix it ask me again to Install ...
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Why is Rosetta dimmed when an application is moved to the Applications folder?

I'm trying to get VueScan working with my CanoScan 8000F. The final step is to start VueScan using Rosetta. When Vuescan.app is placed on the Desktop, everything works as it should. Copying the same ...
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Identifying PowerPC applications that will not work on OS X releases beyond Snow Leopard?

I understand the issue with migrating away from the Snow Leopard release of OS X to anything newer is that applications compiled for the PowerPC architecture will no longer function. Is there a way ...
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Aperture and Rosetta problem

I've had to buy an older Intel Core Duo Macbook to replace a stolen one. I've installed Aperture 2.1 from an old disc. It won't open, I get a message saying something like: "You can't use this version ...
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Eudora crashes under Snow Leopard when checking mail

I have a weird Eudora problem that I don't even know quite where to start to solve. I have three Intel Macs, (a MacBook, a Mac Air and a MacBook Pro) all running the latest update of 10.6.8 (including ...
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Is there a replacement for Rosetta in Lion?

I have a few PowerPC Mac binaries I would like to run under MacOSX 10.7. I guess Rosetta is not going to be Open Source, isn't it? Any petition about this? I would start one or contact someone at ...
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(Lion installed) Can I use Boot Camp to install Snow Leopard? Is it legal?

I have suddenly come into a dire need to run PowerPC apps. My understand is that Lion will never support 32-but PPC code. It seems like the only solution, therefore, is to install Snow Leopard. My ...
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Finding Rosetta / PPC applications on disk

I know how to determine if a program is an Intel or PPC application (with Cmd-I or in the Activity Monitor). But how can I find all PPC applications that still lurk on my disk? Before upgrading to ...
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Lion: Switching an Application's launch preference off of Rosetta (PPC)

I have a case where a machine was upgraded to Lion. Prior to Lion the user was running Photoshop CS4 (a Universal Binary) under Rosetta which required hitting a checkbox in the application's "Get Info"...
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How can I install/run apps that use Rosetta on Lion?

Is there a workaround to install/use apps that are using Rosetta on Lion? I'm still using Zend 5.5 and I don't want to switch to a new IDE right now.
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