gnucash-2.6.5 crash on Mac

John Ralls jralls at
Mon Dec 22 13:16:44 EST 2014

> On Dec 22, 2014, at 10:08 AM, Jeff Earickson <jaearick at> wrote:
> All,
> Despite my woes with 2.6.5, version 2.6.4 continues to work on my Mac quite
> nicely.  Running MacOS 10.10.
> Jeff
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 12:14 PM, Derek Babb <derek.a.babb at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Just to confirm the issues here, have been using 2.6.4-5 on a Mac quite
>> happily, upgrade to 2.6.5-2 had similar issues as reported by Jeff, started
>> to fire up, splash screen comes up and then the help window/tip of the day
>> (usually blank) and then the program closes. Not much of use in the logs,
>> the only things I have seen are; the actual exit error on close (probably
>> not useful) and a bunch of errors complaining about obsolete function
>> calls..
>> 21/12/2014 11:11:09.043[1]: (
>> oneshot.0x10000007.Gnucash[644]) Service exited with abnormal code: 1
>> 21/12/2014 17:41:40.014 Gnucash-bin[3599]: The function ‘CGContextErase’
>> is obsolete and will be removed in an upcoming update. Unfortunately, this
>> application, or a library it uses, is using this obsolete function, and is
>> thereby contributing to an overall degradation of system performance.
>> I have dropped back to GNUCash 2.6.3-1 for now which seems to work fine.
>> I have been unable to go back to 2.6.4 as it now seems to have the same
>> issues as 2.6.5 - does that make sense?
>> I have uninstalled / re-installed several times including clearing all the
>> config files etc on all versions and got back to v2.6.3-1 for stability.
>> Mac spec (just in case it matters) iMac, OS X V 10.10.1 8GB Ram, 1TB HD,
>> 2.7GHz Intel Core i5

For those with Intel macs, the problem is fixed and 2.6.5-3 is available for download. The PPC rebuild is still running, but I’ll put that up as soon as it’s done.

John Ralls

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