Originally Posted by rebbi
Just tried that; unfortunately, same result. After clicking on the final Install button, HPE2 gives me a busy cursor, but nothing happens after that. Clicking and holding on its Dock icon shows an Application Not Responding menu item. But if I launch Activity Monitor, it shows HPE2 still running, and gobbling up over 60% of my CPU activity!
Can you verify that anybody's installed this successfully under 10.3.x Panther?
Okay, I solved this one! Panther offers an option to maintain a copy of your .Mac iDisk on your desktop, which is then automatically kept synchronized with your actual iDisk on Apple's servers, in the background. I suspect that the installer was confused by the presence of the iDisk. I had something like this happen not long ago when installing another program -- the installer, which also searched for certain files before installing, took around 20 minutes to search the iDisk, and seemed to actually be searching over the Internet! In the case of HPE2, there was no evidence that this was going on (no activity lights on my cable modem blinking) but somehow, the Installer was still bolluxed up by the presence of the local iDisk copy.
Anyway, now you know what to ask the next person with this problem: "Do you keep a local copy of your iDisk on your desktop?"