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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0000141||VisualDiffer||General||public||2012-12-15 19:37||2013-01-27 11:24|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||1.5.1|
|Summary||0000141: Cannot integrate with third-party apps.|
|Description||I am unable to use VisualDiffer with SourceTree or "git difftool".|
|Steps To Reproduce||I created the link:|
sudo ln -s /Applications/VisualDiffer.app/Contents/Resources/visdiff /usr/bin/visdiff
I also added the following to ~/.gitconfig:
cmd = visdiff \"$LOCAL\" \"$PWD/$REMOTE\"
When I run "git difftool --tool=VisualDiffer", I do not see the diffs. I only see VisualDiffer's file selection dialog.
I also tried integrating with SourceTree 1.5.6 by going to Preferences > Diff, and then changing Visual Diff Tool to "Other" and setting Diff Command to "/usr/bin/visdiff". But when I click "External Diff", nothing happens.
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I know this problem, it's due to sandboxing mechanism
The problem has been reported in bug
The current workaround is described on the wiki page
Please apologize for inconvenient, I've a bug filed at Apple developer support team and I'm waiting a for solution
I have added the following trusted paths:
/Users/trevor (this is my home directory)
But I still get the file selection dialog. How do I get the workaround to work? Thanks.
You need to download and use the visdiff present at this link http://bugs.visualdiffer.com/file_download.php?file_id=24&type=bug
remove your symlink and recreate it pointing to the downloaded visdiff
then it should work
Still does not work. Now instead of the file selection dialog I get:
$ git difftool --tool=VisualDiffer
/usr/local/git/libexec/git-core/mergetools/defaults: line 17: 54122 Killed: 9 visdiff "$LOCAL" "$PWD/$REMOTE"
This is Git 188.8.131.52
Please run visdiff from command line like (stay on directory when visdiff is copied)
./visdiff file1 file2
and see if it works
If it doesn't work then run console.app and search any log message related to visualdiffer/visdiff and report here
I use git version 184.108.40.206 (Apple Git-33) and on config I've the full path specified and it works
cmd = /opt/dave/visdiff \"$LOCAL\" \"$PWD/$REMOTE\"
I had installed the new visdiff incorrectly (it was being SIGKILLed for some reason). I can now get it to work from the command line for non-Git comparisons.
However, it still fails when used with Git. When I do difftool, Git creates a file in /var/folders and runs the compare tool against it. Then, when visdiff runs, it says "Left file not accessible". I assume this is because /var/folders is not a trusted path.
I have already tried adding /var/folders to Visual Differ's Trusted Paths list. But when I do so, the path appears in the list as "/private/var/folders", not "/var/folders". Any suggestions on how to fix this? Thanks.
This is related to sandbox because /var is a symlink...
BTW May you set your temp dir in some other location?
and git on my osx box uses it
||Ugh... I suppose that would work but it's a pretty ugly workaround. Until a better solution comes along, I'm just going to use FileMerge or a diff utility purchased outside the App Store. Thanks for your help.|
If you want I can send to you an alfa version with a fix
I'm really sorry but the problem are the sandbox rules that are very complicated
With the fix no workarounds are necessary
||No thanks, if there's a fix in the pipeline I can wait.|
|2012-12-15 19:37||vocaro||New Issue|
|2012-12-15 19:37||vocaro||Status||new => assigned|
|2012-12-15 19:37||vocaro||Assigned To||=> admin|
|2012-12-15 19:41||admin||Note Added: 0000195|
|2012-12-15 19:54||vocaro||Note Added: 0000196|
|2012-12-15 19:58||admin||Note Added: 0000197|
|2012-12-15 20:34||vocaro||Note Added: 0000198|
|2012-12-16 08:42||admin||Note Added: 0000199|
|2012-12-17 16:10||vocaro||Note Added: 0000200|
|2012-12-17 16:29||admin||Note Added: 0000201|
|2012-12-18 16:22||vocaro||Note Added: 0000202|
|2012-12-18 17:14||admin||Note Added: 0000203|
|2012-12-18 17:14||admin||Note Edited: 0000203||View Revisions|
|2012-12-18 18:14||vocaro||Note Added: 0000204|
|2013-01-19 12:29||admin||Status||assigned => resolved|
|2013-01-19 12:29||admin||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2013-01-19 12:29||admin||Fixed in Version||=> 1.5.1|
|2013-01-27 11:24||admin||Status||resolved => closed|