Failure to load on Mac


I’ve downloaded the Mac OS version of CellProfiler 2.0 but it consistently fails to run. It crashes on loading ‘CellProfiler 2.0 Error’, clicking on ‘Console’ gives the following details:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/Applications/”, line 277, in
File “/Applications/”, line 275, in _argv_emulation
File “/Applications/”, line 110, in _run_argvemulator
carbon = _ctypes_setup()
File “/Applications/”, line 65, in _ctypes_setup
carbon.AEProcessEvent.restype = ctypes.c_int
File “ctypes/init.pyc”, line 366, in getattr
File “ctypes/init.pyc”, line 371, in getitem
AttributeError: dlsym(0x101ea0, AEProcessEvent): symbol not found
2012-03-20 17:07:27.551 CellProfiler2.0[352] CellProfiler2.0 Error

Any ideas?

Thank you,


Hi Jack,

Can you tell us what OS X version you are running?


I have the same problem. I am using a Powerbook G4 7450e. Mac OS X 10.4.11. Is the code not compiled for PowerPC Macs?


We had recently compiled a PPC-compatible version for internal use, but had not pushed it to the website. It’s available from the download page now. However, we had not intended on supporting PowerPCs for future releases.