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Running Tecplot 360/Focus on OS X 10.10 Yosemite


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Problem:
Running Tecplot 360/Focus on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite provides the following error:

dyld: Symbol not found: _inflateReset2
  References from: /System/Library/Frameworks/ImageIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/libPng.dylib
  Expected in /Applications/Tecplot_360_2013R1/bin/./../lib/libz.1.dylib
in /System/Library/Frameworks/ImageIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/libPng.dylib
./tec360: line 624:   343 Trace/BPT trap: 5    $ICONSTART "$TECHOME/bin/$EXECUTABLE" $APPFLAG

Solution:

Mac OS X 10.10 is looking in the Tecplot directory for the libz.1.dylib file to use.  This file is out of date for the current Mac release.  Please perform the following steps to get Tecplot 360 to run:

  1. Navigate into /Applications/Tecplot_360_2013R1/lib using the Terminal
  2. Type the following into the Terminal:
  3. rm libz.1.dylib
    ln -s /usr/lib/libz.1.dylib libz.1.dylib

  4. Run Tecplot.

At this point you should be asked to upgrade X11 and a Mac Support page will be opened.  Click the XQuartz link to be redirected to the download page.  Download and install the latest version of XQuartz.  Once installed follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate back to /Applications/Tecplot_360_2013R1/lib using the Terminal
  2. Type the following into the Terminal:
  3. rm libfreetype.6.dylib
    ln -s /usr/X11/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib libfreetype.6.dylib

  4. Run Tecplot.

You should now be set to run Tecplot 360 on OS X 10.10 Yosemite.