Author Topic: [MACOS] How to install a plugin?  (Read 143 times)

jmariani

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[MACOS] How to install a plugin?
« on: May 13, 2019, 20:41:39 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!

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Re: [MACOS] How to install a plugin?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 20:48:53 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.)"
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Re: [MACOS] How to install a plugin?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 12:52:37 PM »
Hi!

I moved the Archi folder to Desktop, same result.

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Re: [MACOS] How to install a plugin?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 12:56:57 PM »
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").
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