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Archi => General Archi Discussion => Topic started by: jmariani on May 13, 2019, 19:41:39 PM

Title: [MACOS] How to install a plugin?
Post by: jmariani on May 13, 2019, 19:41:39 PM
When I try to install the Collaboration Plugin from the "Install Archi Plug-In..." menu option, a message box pops up telling me:

"Archi does not have write access to the plugins folder. Please quit and move the Archi app to a different location and try again".

I'm using Archi 4.4 on Mojave.

TIA!
Title: Re: [MACOS] How to install a plugin?
Post by: Phil Beauvoir on May 13, 2019, 19:48:53 PM
Just do that. Move Archi to a different folder and back again.

See https://www.archimatetool.com/plugins

"Mac users on OS X 10.12 and later may encounter a problem due to Apple's recent implementation of translocation for unsigned apps (basically, unsigned apps like Archi are copied to a read-only area and executed from there, so the plugin can't be copied). We suggest that, before installing a plug-in, you move the Archi app to a different location (for example, move it from the "Applications" folder to "Desktop" or vice-versa.)"
Title: Re: [MACOS] How to install a plugin?
Post by: jmariani on May 14, 2019, 11:52:37 AM
Hi!

I moved the Archi folder to Desktop, same result.
Title: Re: [MACOS] How to install a plugin?
Post by: Phil Beauvoir on May 14, 2019, 11:56:57 AM
Maybe you not running with Admin privileges? If Archi can't write to its own internal "plugins" folder in the Archi.app then it hasn't been given write access.

Failing that, a manual installation would be to unzip the plugin zip file and move or copy the *.jar files into the "plugins" folder inside the Archi.app bundle (accessed by right-click "Show Package Contents").