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CrossOver stopped launching
William Taylor
William Taylor
Posted 2020-01-26 04:58

I had CrossOver 19.0.0 running like a champ on Catalina, however it simply stopped launching correctly. I don't mean Windows Apps, I mean CrossOver itself.
On run-up I see the CrossOver menu bar, but everything bar Help is greyed out and no windows appear.

If I run it from the command line I get the message
CrossOver[3604:152096] <class 'bottlequery.NotFoundError'>: There is no bottle named u'default'

Also whenever I try to start CrossOver I see the following in system.log:
CrossOver[3604]: assertion failed: 19C57: libxpc.dylib + 91878 [AC9AD00D-BAA9-3ABC-B557-77E604CF9955]: 0x87

Based on other items in this forum, I have installed Avast AV and Homebrew since CrossOver last worked. I have now removed Avast and reinstalled CrossOver (now 19.0.1).

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated!!

I should point out that I am seasoned in Linux (and Wine and Windows) but relatively new to MacOS, so I haven't got a clue what libxpc is other than presumably a dynamic library. The date on libxpc.dylib is 5 Dec and I am currently on MacOS 10.15.2.

Ken Thomases
Ken Thomases  Staff Member
Posted 2020-01-27 13:09
Hi Bill,

Can you try the following in Terminal:

cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/CrossOver/Bottles
ls -l

and post the output?

I suspect you have a broken symlink somehow.  CrossOver tracks the default bottle by creating a symlink named "default" that points to the bottle directory.  If the default symlink exists and points to something that no longer exists, you can simply delete the symlink.

I'm not sure what the deal is with libxpc.  XPC is Apple's cross-process communication API.  CrossOver doesn't directly use it, but Apple's frameworks and libraries use it under the hood to communicate with out-of-process services.  For now, let's ignore it and see if fixing the bottle issue gets CrossOver working again.

William Taylor
William Taylor
Posted 2020-01-28 15:54

Many thanks - All up and running again now.

The default bottle existed but was empty. I deleted it and restarted CrossOver successfully.

Thanks again

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