2.2.2 on 10.13.5

I’m looking for confirmation that 2.2.2 isn’t expected to work on macOS 10.13.5.
Or if it can work, are there tips to get it to launch?

I’m running Audacity 2.2.2 on macOS 10.13.6 on a MacBook Air.

Are you having problems?

– Bill

Hi, yes, 2.2.2 is not launching for me on 10.13.6

Console shows if I search for Audacity…

default	10:49:05.364223 -0400	launchservicesd	CHECKIN:0x0-0x108e08d 33686 org.audacityteam.audacity
default	10:49:05.379212 -0400	Audacity	/BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.60.1/Common/ChunkCompression.cpp:49: Error: unsupported compressor 8
default	10:49:05.379260 -0400	Audacity	/BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.60.1/Libraries/CompressData/CompressData.c:353: Error: Unknown compression scheme encountered for file '/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/Exceptions.plist'
default	10:49:05.380712 -0400	Audacity	/BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.60.1/Common/ChunkCompression.cpp:49: Error: unsupported compressor 8
default	10:49:05.380750 -0400	Audacity	/BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleFSCompression/AppleFSCompression-96.60.1/Libraries/CompressData/CompressData.c:353: Error: Unknown compression scheme encountered for file '/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Library/AppExceptions.bundle/Exceptions.plist'
default	10:49:05.506241 -0400	kernel	AGC:: [Audacity pid:33686 mux-aware] starting, non-mux-aware app count 1 WS-ready 1 switch-state 0 IG FBs 0 EG FBs 1:3f power-state 0 3D busy HDA idle
default	10:49:05.549596 -0400	Audacity	MessageTracer: load_domain_whitelist_search_tree:73: Search tree file's format version number (0) is not supported
default	10:49:05.611854 -0400	kernel	AGC:: [Audacity pid 33686 mux-aware] exiting, non-mux-aware app count 1, runtime: 0:00:00.106


2.2.2 on 10.13.5
OK I give up. I’ve done everything written about getting this version to start on my MAC and to no avail. The program is in applications, I’ve made sure the audacity.cfg file is in the application support space. When I click to open the program, it flashes quickly in the top bar and goes away. The older programs worked on early MAC versions but no luck now. Luckily I have Reaper!

Try deleting the file audacity.cfg and see if that helps.
– Bill

I got Audacity to launch by renaming the ~/Library/Application Support/audacity folder.
I’m not sure what file in that folder is the issue, and am gradually copying over older .cfgs and dirs.