AFNI launch crash

Dear AFNI support,

I’m running into the following crash report every time I try to launch AFNI from a student account in the lab. I’m not sure if the issue has to do with read and write permissions (the software was downloaded successfully by an admin account; when launching AFNI from that account, there are no issues). If someone can please advise me about what to do next, I would appreciate it.

shemp:~ andreja3$ afni
Precompiled binary macos_10.12_local: Jul 3 2019 (Version AFNI_19.2.01 ‘Claudius’)

** Version check disabled: AFNI_VERSION_CHECK forbids
Thanks go to M Belmonte for great efforts

Initializing: X11
++ If you are using XQuartz 2.7.10 (or later), and AFNI crashes when

  • opening windows, or you cannot type text into AFNI popup windows,
  • you might need to set an environment variable to solve this problem:
  • setenv DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH /opt/X11/lib/flat_namespace
  • This command is best put in your startup ~/.cshrc file, so that
  • it will be invoked for every (t)csh shell you open.

++ AFNI is detached from terminal.
shemp:~ andreja3$ [The X.Org Foundation v 11804000].
++ Can’t find program ppmtogif AND/OR ppmquant for Save to GIF
++ Can’t find program ppmtobmp for Save to BMP
++ Can’t find program pnmtopng for Save to PNG
++ Some of the missing image Save programs are in
++ the netpbm software package, which is freeware.
++ The ‘fink’ package at
++ is a way to get the netpbm programs for OS X; OR
++ Netpbm can be found at
++ To disable these warnings, set environment
++ variable AFNI_IMSAVE_WARNINGS to ‘NO’.

Fatal Signal 11 (SIGSEGV) received
Bottom of Debug Stack
** AFNI version = AFNI_19.2.01 Compile date = Jul 3 2019
** [[Precompiled binary macos_10.12_local: Jul 3 2019]]
** Program Death **
** If you report this crash to the AFNI message board,
** please copy the error messages EXACTLY, and give
** the command line you used to run the program, and
** any other information needed to repeat the problem.
** You may later be asked to upload data to help debug.
** Crash log is appended to file /Network/Servers/Core.local/Volumes/Matrix/Users/andreja3/.afni.crashlog
shemp:~ andreja3$

Hmm, it appears to be pointing to a flat_namespace issue…

To be more certain, could you please copy+paste the output of the following here: -check_all