[MlMt] Big Sur problem

Bill Cole mmlist-20120120 at billmail.scconsult.com
Thu May 13 22:39:00 EDT 2021

On 2021-05-13 at 21:51:19 UTC-0400 (Thu, 13 May 2021 19:51:19 -0600)
Randall Meadows <mailmate at lists.freron.com>
is rumored to have said:

> I just received a new machine; downloaded a new copy of MailMate 
> (5673), but copied two items:
>   • ~/Library/Application Support/MailMate
>   • ~/Library/Preferences/com.freron.MailMate.plist
> from my old computer (running Catalina) to this new one.
> I'm now getting the message:
> "Software Update Disabled
> MailMate is running on a read-only filesystem and can therefore not be 
> updated."
> I don't believe this to be true (although this is my first experience 
> with Big Sur 😡 so who knows) since the application itself lives in 
> a folder in my home directory (~/Applications/, where I put *all* 
> non-Apple applications, and I've not experienced any issues with those 
> [yet]).
> Any suggestions?

Fix the symlink at ~/Library/Application Support/MailMate/Messages to 
point to either:

1. ~/Library/Application Support/MailMate/Messages.noindex  if you have 
not set a "Custom Location" for your Messages folder.

2. Wherever your Messages folder actually lives, after copying them 
there from the old system.

Bill Cole
bill at scconsult.com or billcole at apache.org
(AKA @grumpybozo and many *@billmail.scconsult.com addresses)
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