Presstore not working following OS X 10.6.6 Update
Posted by Andre Kuehnemund, Last modified by Andre Kuehnemund on 22 July 2011 11:31
A couple of customers reported Presstore would no longer launch automatically at boot-up following an update from 10.6.x to 10.6.6. They were, however, able to launch Presstore manually using launchctl with the '-F' parameter from a Terminal window. The -F parameter forces a daemon to launch by ignoring the application's Disabled key (see 'man launchctl').
Apple changed the location for the Disabled key in 10.6 from an application's own .plist file to this new file:
/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd/overrides.plist
There's a good discussion of this topic on Apple's support site:
If Presstore no longer launches at boot-up, chances are it's Disabled key has been set to 'true'. To fix, please do the following:
Open Terminal
Type: sudo pico /var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd/overrides.plist
Scroll down and Change Disabled Key for Presstore von 'true' to 'false'
Save and exit
Reboot server
Open web browser and try to access Presstore login page (http://localhost:8000) - It will, most likely, not work!
If so, open Terminal and launch Presstore manually by typing: sudo /usr/local/aw/start-server
Reboot server
Open web browser and try to access Presstore login page (http://localhost:8000) - this time it will work!
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sams
05 March 2011 22:28
Is this relevant to 10.6 or 10.6.6? Also, a safer way would be to use (as root):

launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.archiware.presstore.lexxsrv.plist
launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.archiware.presstore.lexxsrv.plist

The Disabled Key will be written by the OS, you don't have to care where it is stored.
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