Please Help: Osascript Crash

David T. sunfish62 at
Mon Dec 14 13:26:27 EST 2009

If I recall correctly, the OP said they were a) new to Mac and b) were double-clicking on the icon in the DMG file.

I suspect the OP needs to drag the app file into his Applications folder and try running from there. It sounds like it's trying to link into the dmg.


--- On Mon, 12/14/09, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:

> From: John Ralls <jralls at>
> Subject: Re: Please Help: Osascript Crash
> To: "Henry Weaver" <weaverhenry at>
> Cc: gnucash-devel at
> Date: Monday, December 14, 2009, 9:13 AM
> On Dec 8, 2009, at 3:18 PM, Henry Weaver wrote:
> > I've recently downloaded GNU Cash 2.9.3, I'm running
> OS X 10.4.11.
> > I've installed the program, however when I run it I
> get the message
> > "osascript requires that you type your password", I do
> this. Then GNU
> > Cash quits and will not load. This happens repeatedly.
> Does anyone
> > know the cure? What is osascript?
> Osascript is a program that runs Applescripts. The script
> it's running is trying to create a link from your
> bundle's Resources directory to
> /opt/gnucash-2.2.9, which is a path hard-coded into a bunch
> of places. 
> Open /Applications/Utilities/Console and look at the
> Console Log to see what the specific error is.
> Regards,
> John Ralls
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