Adrian Collier - Installing Firefox 4 on OSX with Cisco vpnagentd

Installing Firefox 4 on OSX with Cisco vpnagentd

Today I tried to install Firefox 4 only to be notified that libsmime3.dylib is in use. What the heck is that!?!? A quick google tells me that Cisco's VPN Agent uses it for the vpnagentd process. Cool!



sudo killall vpnagentd



That should do the trick. NOT! The problem is soon as I kill vpnagentd the process restarts. Well, if you are experiencing the same issue I faced then here's the trick.



sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.cisco.anyconnect.vpnagentd.plist



Instead of restarting the process this will actually unload vpnagentd from launchctl and prevent it from starting back up. Once you have successfully installed Firefox 4 then all you need to do is reload it back into launchctl.



sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.cisco.anyconnect.vpnagentd.plist



Enjoy!


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