Building GnuCash on MacOSX Lion

Reuben Cummings reubano at
Thu Feb 23 03:05:01 EST 2012

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 4:21 AM, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:
> No, WebKit has nothing to do with your crash, which is probably a dbus permissions issue. Are you trying to start gnucash directly instead of using gnucash-launcher?

Yes, via the command line with


I didn't make a launcher

> You can use *either* jhbuild *or* macports. They can't be used together because the dependency libraries get scrambled. This is made extraordinarily clear on the Gtk-OSX Building page on Gnome Live.

I'm not trying to do both. I have macports installed on my regular
account but made a new login so I could install jhbuild with no
problems. I just asked because if I can use the macports version, that
will work out better since I won't have to switch login accounts.

> The note about gtkhtml applies to Tiger, not Lion. That said, those are the "step by step instructions", and if they sound too daunting, they probably are.

Ok. But I guess it's a moot point anyway since the note only applies
to Tiger. So, for now I'll try compiling with macports and see if I
can get python-bindings working that way. Thanks!

> Regards,
> John Ralls

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