1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 29, 2012 9:48 PM by mardikennedy

    Problems trying to create Runtime Solutions fmpa11


      In every runtime I make on my Mac right now...


      1) the runtime engine is looking for an old file that is no longer part of any solutions.

      2) Copying solution to another machine, I also notice that solution file is not properly bound to the runtime engine


      Effectively I cannot make runtimes not matter what binding code i use, or what solution.


      The messages I get are


      1) "The primary file 'randomfilename' cannot be found and is required for this application." (when trying to start the runtime engine)

      2) "This file cannot be opened because it does not belong to this solution." (when trying to open the solution file)


      Are there cache or library files I can delete to reset Filemaker Advanced to defaults?

      Anyone else had this problem?



      ~ Carter

        • 1. Re: Problems trying to create Runtime Solutions fmpa11

          Hi Carter,


          I found the Mac/ v11 runtimes to be ditsy, especially wrt backing up.  ie, the client would make a copy of the solution folder to an external drive and when they went to overwrite that folder later, there ended up being annoying error messages (and failures) on the runtime engine.  Fortunately the clients were easy-going enough to accept the workaround - 'just copy the datafiles, that's the important bit'.


          Only yesterday I had to dip into runtimes again, for the first time in a long time.  This time I've converted the source solution to v12 (Classic) and used v12 to generate a runtime.  Only lightly tested thus far but seems ok.  Using v12.02 for now.  Don't seem to have any PDF crashes.  RT only tested on ML so far.  I also need to test it on 10.6 which I'll do later in the week.


          But at least there aren't those rotten error messages when backing up any more!



          Mardi Kennedy