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The mail.app (3.6) crashes on launch -- or rather, it doesn't launch. The report says:

Process: Mail [282] Path:
/Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail Identifier: com.apple.mail Version: ??? (???) Build Info: Mail-9360000~1 Code Type: PPC (Native) Parent Process: launchd [103]

Interval Since Last Report:
3170 sec Crashes Since Last Report:
1 Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 0 sec Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 1

Date/Time: 2010-01-24 01:38:35.221 +0100 OS Version:
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L31a) Report Version: 6 Anonymous UUID: 8323A671-FCB6-4393-A60E-F633543786FF

Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000001, 0x000000008fe0105c Crashed Thread: 0

Dyld Error Message: Symbol not found: __NSConcreteStackBlock
Referenced from: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/iLifeMediaBrowser.framework/Versions/A/iLifeMediaBrowser Expected in: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib

The system.log says (don't know if it's related; there are sevral passages like this one):

Jan 24 01:21:52 carl-henrik-fredrikssons-imac-g5 com.apple.dyld[266]: update_dyld_shared_cache[266] for arch=ppc failed: could not resolve _DASessionSetDispatchQueue from /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/iLifeMediaBrowser.framework/Versions/A/iLifeMediaBrowser in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/iLifeMediaBrowser.framework/Versions/A/iLifeMediaBrowser Jan 24 01:21:54 carl-henrik-fredrikssons-imac-g5 com.apple.dyld[266]: update_dyld_shared_cache[266] for arch=ppc failed: read failure copying dylib. Read of 4816896 bytes at file offset 45056 returned 222592 for /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CoreGraphics.framework/Versions/A/Resources/libCGATS.A.dylib while copying /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CoreGraphics.framework/Versions/A/Resources/libCGATS.A.dylib to shared cache

There's only one Mail.app on the computer.

I have two users on my machine (iMac G5, iSight, Mac OS 10.5.8). Same problem with both users. I have tried to delete all mail-related files in the library (e.g. Mail folder and com.apple.mail.plist).

I have also repaired permissions and installed the combo update of 10.5.8.

Before I started the Mail.app for the first time, I migrated programs and one user profile from another mac (MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard). I guess this might have caused the problem.

I don't have a Leopard system disc (the OS was installed on the hard drive when I had to have it (the hard drive) replaced by an official Apple shop. I don't know what more to try...

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Migrating from Snow Leopard may well be your problem. Snow Leopard only runs on Intel machines and the majority of it's applications and frameworks are not "universal" binaries.

Most likely, the Snow Leopard apps you migrated across to Leopard were built with Snow Leopard-specific features only and can't be run on any OS version before Snow Leopard.

The update_dyld_shared_cache errors you've got might be caused by the migration of some programs from Snow Leopard. If you boot into safe mode this dynamic library cache gets deleted and might solve your problem. Basically - hold down 'shift' when the grey screen with the Apple logo appears at boot.

Check out http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455 and the links from there to learn about safe mode.

Which programs did you migrate? Because you may have some Intel-only binaries on your G5 now I don't know what other problems lie in store.

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