Building GnuCash on MacOSX Lion
jralls at ceridwen.us
Thu Feb 23 18:31:23 EST 2012
On Feb 23, 2012, at 2:42 PM, Mike Alexander wrote:
> --On February 23, 2012 7:09:04 AM -0800 John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:
>> On Feb 23, 2012, at 12:05 AM, Reuben Cummings wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 4:21 AM, John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us>
>>>> 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
>> That's your problem. You want to say
>> which is a shell script that starts up dbus-daemon before starting
>> gnucash. You don't have to do anything to build it; it's built and
>> installed by the Makefiles.
>> I see that I forgot to update the Wiki page when we changed the
>> environment setup so that gnucash-launcher was necessary on Macs.
>> I've just fixed that as well as making it more explicit that gtkhtml
>> is just for Tiger.
> If you build it with MacPorts and follow the instructions when MacPorts installs dbus, you shouldn't need to use a launcher script. You also don't get multiple dbus processes that way. These comments apply at least to the X11 version of Gnucash. I don't use the Aqua version, but MacPorts should be able to build that too and it probably works the same way.
Yes, MacPorts configures dbus-daemon for automatic launching via launchd. That works fine when launching from the shell but caused trouble with bundles launched from Finder.
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