I am running Tecplot 360/Focus 2011 on my MAC machine and recently upgraded to OSX 10.7.3 (Lion). After the upgrade Tecplot does not run. Instead it produces this error message:
dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/X11/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib
Referenced from: /usr/X11/lib/libfontconfig.1.dylib
Reason: Incompatible library version: libfontconfig.1.dylib requires version 14.0.0 or later, but libfreetype.6.dylib provides version 13.0.0
How can I fix this?
This is caused by running a security update on your MAC. We have adjusted our builds of Tecplot 360 2011 R2 and Tecplot Focus 2011 R2 so that they will no longer crash after the security update is run. The updated builds of Tecplot 360 2011 R2 and Tecplot Focus 2011 R2 for MAC can be downloaded from our website http://www.tecplot.com/downloads/software-downloads/.
If you are unable to download the updated builds of Tecplot 360 2011 R2 and Focus 2011 R2, you can fix this from a terminal window on your MAC by going into the Tecplot “lib” directory and linking /usr/X11/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib to libfreetype.6.dylib.
The commands for linking look like this:
1) rm libfreetype.6.dylib
2) ln -s /usr/X11/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib libfreetype.6.dylib
Note: This error message occurs because a security update was run on your MAC that Tecplot did not take into account. It is possible to get a similar message (indicating a file other than libfreetype.6.***) if the reverse happens – that is, that the newer Tecplot (360 or Focus 2012 or the updated version of 360 or Focus 2011) was installed without running the security update.
If that happens then the solution is to run the MAC security update.