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    Default Error: File exists (-39)

    I keep getting this error converting a (large) .dmg file:

    hdiutil: unflatten: "<VOLUME>_temp.dmg" failed: File exists (-39)
    hdiutil: unflatten failed - error -39
    for “<VOLUME>.dmg”

    Where <VOLUME> is the name of the imaged volume.

    Looking in the hdiutil documentation:

    unflatten image
    unflatten a UDIF disk image, creating a dual-fork file in tra-traditional
    ditional format (resource-only; no XML). If the resource fork
    representation of the metadata becomes greater than 16 MB, the
    operation will fail with error -39 ("End of fork").

    So...um...yeah...

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks,

    ::Glenn

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    This is a known issue with DropDMG 2.7.9. It should only come into play when converting an existing (very large) image, not when creating a new image. It is only recently that Apple has documented this limitation of the “hdiutil unflatten” command. An upcoming version of DropDMG will include a workaround.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hEADcRASH View Post
    I keep getting this error converting a (large) .dmg file:

    hdiutil: unflatten: "<VOLUME>_temp.dmg" failed: File exists (-39)
    hdiutil: unflatten failed - error -39
    for “<VOLUME>.dmg”
    This is fixed in DropDMG 2.8.

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