Can't even *install* Atom


i can’t even get Atom to install (and run) on my Yosemite (10.10.5) Mac system – not from Finder, not from Terminal.

i’m getting a :“Dyld Error Message:
Symbol not found: _CIDetectorTypeText” error (copied from the Problem Report for Atom page).

it never asks for an Administrator password, but i get the feeling the problem is elsewhere.

here’s a screenshot of Problem Report page:


Sounds like you’ve run into the same problem as this:

Looks like there’s a problem with the newest versions of Atom on older macOS version, if you try and install an older version of Atom, that should work for now.


Thanks @caffiend :+1:

Going to close this as a duplicate of:

See this comment in particular.


thank you; worked like a charm!

closed #5