Author Topic: Weather Cat version 2.4.4 MacOS Higher Sierra 10.13.3 bug  (Read 2565 times)

elagache

  • Global Moderator
  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 4742
    • DW3835
    • KCAORIND10
    • Canebas Weather
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro-2, MacBook Pro (Early 2011)
Backup? (Re: Weather Cat version 2.4.4)
« Reply #105 on: April 23, 2018, 10:22:09 PM »
Dear N4KHQ, X-Air and WeatherCat troubleshooters,

If it continues to fail I think I will replace the WC preferences. Any tips on the best way to replace the preferences? Thanks

If you have some sort of backup system like Time Machine, you might try finding an earlier copy of the preferences.  I couldn't easily see if you had upgraded to WeatherCat 3 or not.  If not, you might try to see if you have a WeatherCat preference file from before this problem started.  Simply replacing the file with a backup is much simpler. 

Because preferences files are at a much greater risk of becoming corrupted because of a caching scheme implemented in macOS, some of us have gotten into the habit of making explicit backup copies of the main WeatherCat preferences files to avoid this sort of problem.

Cheers, Edouard

Blicj11

  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 2750
    • EW3808
    • KUTHEBER6
    • Timber Lakes Utah
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus | WeatherLinkIP™ Data Logger | iMac (late 2013), 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 24 GB RAM, macOS Sierra | Sharx SCNC2900 Webcam | Supportive Wife
Re: Weather Cat version 2.4.4 MacOS Higher Sierra 10.13.3 bug
« Reply #106 on: April 23, 2018, 10:30:31 PM »
Regarding replacing a plist file, the more recent versions of macOS re-create the corrupted (old) plist file from a cached version if you don't restart your iMac before you restart WeatherCat. Restarting the iMac goes between X-Air's steps 2 and 3. Edouard's suggested method is way way easier, but doesn't help you out until you get this problem sorted properly. When you know you have a fix, then duplicate the plist and stash it somewhere for future use.
Blick


elagache

  • Global Moderator
  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 4742
    • DW3835
    • KCAORIND10
    • Canebas Weather
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro-2, MacBook Pro (Early 2011)
Thanks - important detail! (Was: Weather Cat version 2.4.4)
« Reply #107 on: April 23, 2018, 10:37:29 PM »
Dear Blick and WeatherCat troubleshooter,

Regarding replacing a plist file, the more recent versions of macOS re-create the corrupted (old) plist file from a cached version if you don't restart your iMac before you restart WeatherCat. Restarting the iMac goes between X-Air's steps 2 and 3.

Yes indeed, I should have mentioned that - Thanks for the correction!  [tup]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

N4KHQ

  • Gentle Breeze
  • **
  • Posts: 92
    • KGADAHLO8
  • Station Details: iMac, Davis Vonage Pro
Re: Weather Cat version 2.4.4 MacOS Higher Sierra 10.13.3 bug
« Reply #108 on: April 23, 2018, 11:42:02 PM »
I have time machine but I have upgraded to version 3 when the paid release was available but I was experiencing problems long before I upgraded.


Blicj11

  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 2750
    • EW3808
    • KUTHEBER6
    • Timber Lakes Utah
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus | WeatherLinkIP™ Data Logger | iMac (late 2013), 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 24 GB RAM, macOS Sierra | Sharx SCNC2900 Webcam | Supportive Wife
Re: Weather Cat version 2.4.4 MacOS Higher Sierra 10.13.3 bug
« Reply #109 on: April 24, 2018, 12:21:27 AM »
In that case, I think it's best for you to get screenshots of your preferences and delete the current one (rather than rename it). Slightly different than what X-air wrote. I'll post a new set of steps for you in a few minutes.



Blick


N4KHQ

  • Gentle Breeze
  • **
  • Posts: 92
    • KGADAHLO8
  • Station Details: iMac, Davis Vonage Pro
Re: Weather Cat version 2.4.4 MacOS Higher Sierra 10.13.3 bug
« Reply #110 on: April 24, 2018, 12:27:19 AM »
Thanks no rush, it been perfect since I have the iMac restart at 1:00 am but it has only been a couple of days.

Blicj11

  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 2750
    • EW3808
    • KUTHEBER6
    • Timber Lakes Utah
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus | WeatherLinkIP™ Data Logger | iMac (late 2013), 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 24 GB RAM, macOS Sierra | Sharx SCNC2900 Webcam | Supportive Wife
Re: Weather Cat version 2.4.4 MacOS Higher Sierra 10.13.3 bug
« Reply #111 on: April 24, 2018, 12:27:57 AM »
Make sure you have documented all of your WeatherCat preferences before doing this. Screenshots are the easiest way.

To re-create a new plist file:
  • Close WeatherCat
  • Delete user/Library/Preferences/com.trixology.weathercat.plist
  • Empty trash
  • Restart iMac
  • Open up WeatherCat
  • Re-enter all WeatherCat Preferences
Blick


Blicj11

  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 2750
    • EW3808
    • KUTHEBER6
    • Timber Lakes Utah
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus | WeatherLinkIP™ Data Logger | iMac (late 2013), 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 24 GB RAM, macOS Sierra | Sharx SCNC2900 Webcam | Supportive Wife
Re: Weather Cat version 2.4.4 MacOS Higher Sierra 10.13.3 bug
« Reply #112 on: April 24, 2018, 12:32:15 AM »
My suggestion is to leave the webcam out of it until you have WeatherCat running without the webcam using the new plist. If you are stable for a few days, duplicate the plist file (so you have a copy of a good clean one that works), then see what happens when you add the webcam preferences back in.

Good luck and let us know what happens. Many a weird issue has been resolved with a brand new plist so we'll hope this is the case with yours.
Blick


N4KHQ

  • Gentle Breeze
  • **
  • Posts: 92
    • KGADAHLO8
  • Station Details: iMac, Davis Vonage Pro
Re: Weather Cat version 2.4.4 MacOS Higher Sierra 10.13.3 bug
« Reply #113 on: April 24, 2018, 12:32:51 AM »
Thanks,

I think I will give it a try.

N4KHQ

  • Gentle Breeze
  • **
  • Posts: 92
    • KGADAHLO8
  • Station Details: iMac, Davis Vonage Pro
Re: Weather Cat version 2.4.4 MacOS Higher Sierra 10.13.3 bug
« Reply #114 on: April 24, 2018, 12:35:25 AM »
I don't use WC for the webcam. The DLink has a web interface built in firmware that lets me schedule and FTP photos.

Blicj11

  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 2750
    • EW3808
    • KUTHEBER6
    • Timber Lakes Utah
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus | WeatherLinkIP™ Data Logger | iMac (late 2013), 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 24 GB RAM, macOS Sierra | Sharx SCNC2900 Webcam | Supportive Wife
Re: Weather Cat version 2.4.4 MacOS Higher Sierra 10.13.3 bug
« Reply #115 on: April 24, 2018, 12:38:22 AM »
Haha, I'm sure I have you mixed up with another user. You are the user with WUnderground complications. So skip my comments about webcam preferences. I was off in Lala Land, where I spend most of my time these days.
Blick


N4KHQ

  • Gentle Breeze
  • **
  • Posts: 92
    • KGADAHLO8
  • Station Details: iMac, Davis Vonage Pro
Re: Weather Cat version 2.4.4 MacOS Higher Sierra 10.13.3 bug
« Reply #116 on: April 24, 2018, 12:38:56 AM »
Should have said jpegs for the webcam.

N4KHQ

  • Gentle Breeze
  • **
  • Posts: 92
    • KGADAHLO8
  • Station Details: iMac, Davis Vonage Pro
Re: Weather Cat version 2.4.4 MacOS Higher Sierra 10.13.3 bug
« Reply #117 on: April 24, 2018, 12:43:20 AM »
Yes, Weather underground is uploads is the only thing I us from WC. Makes preference entry much easier.

N4KHQ

  • Gentle Breeze
  • **
  • Posts: 92
    • KGADAHLO8
  • Station Details: iMac, Davis Vonage Pro
Re: Weather Cat version 2.4.4 MacOS Higher Sierra 10.13.3 bug
« Reply #118 on: April 30, 2018, 04:24:34 PM »
Probably break today after posting but WC had been sending data for about 2 weeks. Restarting the iMac automatically a 3 am has solved the problem.

Blicj11

  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 2750
    • EW3808
    • KUTHEBER6
    • Timber Lakes Utah
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus | WeatherLinkIP™ Data Logger | iMac (late 2013), 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 24 GB RAM, macOS Sierra | Sharx SCNC2900 Webcam | Supportive Wife
Re: Weather Cat version 2.4.4 MacOS Higher Sierra 10.13.3 bug
« Reply #119 on: April 30, 2018, 09:43:32 PM »
Probably break today after posting but WC had been sending data for about 2 weeks. Restarting the iMac automatically a 3 am has solved the problem.

Interesting solution. Many of you will recall the good old days when restarting your Windows-based computer was on the daily task list.
Blick