Ardour 6.5 will not run on 10.6.8 (32 bit version)

Hi. I downloaded the 32 bit version for my 32 bit Intel iMac, but when I try to launch the program it says there is a problem and it will not open. “Check with the developer to make sure Ardour6 works with this version of MacOSX.” I would try an older version but those are not available, so I am stuck.

What is the precise message (all of it) ?

Found (and understood) the issue.

Until we can fix this, you can use the debug version from that will run.

The problem is that we strip libplds4.dylib when packaging the optimized build. This leads to

dyld: Symbol not found: _PL_CompareValues
  Referenced from: /Volumes/Ardour-6.5.86/
  Expected in: /Volumes/Ardour-6.5.86/
 in /Volumes/Ardour-6.5.86/

Oddly enough only the 32bit build is affected by this.

@bwoods You can get a fixed version of Ardour 6 for 32bit Intel Mac here:

I’m sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for bringing this issue to our attention.

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