Before I hit the hay (instead of Making Hay) tonight I decided to respond to the Software Update Prompts on a couple of my Mac’s tonight.
I was kind of Surprised to see two versions of the same Safari offered
So I deselected one and ran the upgrade. It seemed to complete okay and as usual ran another check. At which point I was presented with something odd
I never heard of iTunes Producer before, and judging by the description, it seems like something only content owners get access to, so I was surprised to see it in the standard Lion Software Update
Needless to say I installed it. Which seemed to go well. Upon launch however, I got this:
What’s iTunes Connect? Off to DuckDuckGo I went
And eventually ended up at the Apple Site for Content Providers
Which (as did any site under apple.com/itunes) kept refreshing and eventually gave me this
And a lovely crash report from Safari Web Content:
Process: WebProcess Path: /System/Library/StagedFrameworks/Safari/WebKit2.framework/WebProcess.app/Contents/MacOS/WebProcessIdentifier: com.apple.WebProcessVersion: 7534.54 (7534.54.16)Build Info: WebKit2-7534054016000000~1Code Type: X86-64 (Native)Parent Process: Safari  Date/Time: 2012-03-21 00:52:25.935 +1100OS Version: Mac OS X 10.7.3 (11D50b)Report Version: 9 Interval Since Last Report: 1014 secCrashes Since Last Report: 16Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 1033 secPer-App Crashes Since Last Report: 16Anonymous UUID: 1B08278B-0FAA-4437-8C46-60A82E82BD19 Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000008 VM Regions Near 0x8:--> __TEXT 0000000109ee4000-0000000109ee5000 [ 4K] r-x/rwx SM=COW /System/Library/StagedFrameworks/Safari/WebKit2.framework/WebProcess.app/Contents/MacOS/WebProcess Application Specific Information:objc: garbage collection is OFF Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
Because this crash also happens when I tried to edit a post here at WordPress.com, I decided to disable all my extensions, which has fixed the problem. Once I identify the culprit, I’ll update this post.
UPDATE: The culprit appears to be the extension Disconnect.
I say appears, because after resetting and turning on all Extensions, all the previously affected sites (Apple.com/itunes, Feedly and the Edit Post page in WordPress.com) worked initially. However after some additional testing, I could consistently get Safari WebContent to crash when Disconnect was turned on and I went to edit a post here.
So the questions are:
Has someone at Apple inadvertently released incorrect builds of Safari to Software Update?
Why did iTunes Producer appear in my Software Update – and is anyone else seeing it?