Dashboard updates keep crashing.... OSX 10.6


I’ve currently got Dashboard 1.7.3 installed and i’m trying to update (either to 1.8.4 or v2.0.x However when ever i try to update (Either through the dashboard to a downloaded installer file) the installer crashes:

Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000018
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Has anyone else experienced this or can offer some assistance to get things upto date.

Many thanks.

Drobo V2 (Firmware 1.4.1)
Drobo Dashboard (1.7.3)
OSX 10.6.8

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Please make sure you have Java installed and updated, as the Dashboard installer requires it.


Why would the installer require Java? Mac OS X already has a perfectly decent installer framework, and correct me if I’m wrong, but the Dashboard once installed doesn’t require Java. That just seems odd.

If the installer is indeed the only component that’s using Java, now’s probably a good time to migrate that to a standard Installer package. Java isn’t installed by default anymore, and is also being disabled on most systems in response to the Flashback trojan.