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Check for Updates… crashes when updating a second/further instance of FileMaker Pro

Question asked by mrwatson-gbs on Sep 28, 2016

Product and version

 

FMPA Version: FM 15.0.1.119

 

Hardware

 

OS: Mac OS X - not sure which, Yosemite or El Capitan

 

 

Description

 

We have multiple copies of FileMaker Pro (Advanced) installed.

 

In previous versions we could apply the updater to each copy one after the other.

 

Using the in-App update method to update the copies - after having already updated the first app - causes a crash.

 

 

How to replicate

 

  1. Install FM 15.0.1
  2. Duplicate the FileMaker Advanced 15 folder
  3. Open the first FileMaker and Check for Updates => ok, it's updated no problem
  4. Open the second FileMaker and Check for Updates => crashes

 

Workaround (if any)

 

Don't hold it like that. Or, in other words, update just ONE instance, and reduplicate the folder.

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