iTunes and Uno and Memory and God and the Bible

This morning when I tried to fire up iTunes, I got an error telling me that I didn’t have enough memory to run the application. That didn’t seem very likely since I had nearly a gig of free memory. They say that iTunes is a memory hog, but that’s just silly.

After a bit of research, I saw that some people who had this problem had just installed or un-installed Uno, the user interface unifier for OS X. I just happen to have un-installed Uno last night so that must have been the problem. I don’t even recall why I decided to uninstall it. Now that I don’t have it, I remember why I wanted it in the first place.

An out of memory error is a pretty peculiar symptom for swapping out a few UI files, but who knows what mojo lurks in the depths of iTunes. In any case, the world-wide-consensus was that you have to reinstall iTunes in order to get it to work again. And, just to make things more difficult, you have to delete /Library/Receipts/iTunes.pkg in order for the re-install to work.

I normally don’t bother blogging about things like this, but I discovered that, at least in my case, deleting the receipts file wasn’t necessary. I just ran the installer and iTunes is back to normal, complete with all my settings. I thought it would be worth adding to the world-wide-cacophony (WWC) to save someone the trouble of rooting around in scary places like /Library.


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