GnuCash 2.6.11, Yosemite, and Gatekeeper

David T. sunfish62 at
Tue Mar 1 17:08:14 EST 2016

OK, John, that first codesign command yields the same info for me as you have here; your second command is the same as the first, so I can’t verify the second result.

As for the control-click workaround, I don’t know whether OS X has changed something recently or what, but it didn’t work. OS X just puts the same “Verifying” dialog (it also fires up the CPU something fierce!).

I have never seen this dialog 

before (despite having installed many non-Appstore programs on this Mac), which suggests to that Apple changed something. The only way I was able to get the Ignore and load anyway dialog was to go in to System Preferences and change Gatekeeper to allow apps from anywhere, Control-Click the icon and open from there. Then I got the Ignore dialog, got GnuCash to load, and passed through the Gatekeeper from Hell. And, yes, GnuCash now loads without trouble, even though I reset GateKeeper to install only AppStore and known developer apps.


> On Feb 29, 2016, at 10:59 PM, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:
>> On Feb 29, 2016, at 5:04 PM, David T. <sunfish62 at> wrote:
>> I finally got around to downloading and installing 2.6.11 for Mac OS X, and I ran into troubles with Gatekeeper. Basically, Gatekeeper fired up a Verifying dialog that would not go away, even after GnuCash had fully started up. Clicking the cancel button caused GnuCash to close out altogether. 
>> I had to temporarily disable Gatekeeper so that I could get the older “This application is from an unknown developer dialog.” and click through in order to clear this up. This is apparently a known issue with non-Apple programs, but I thought that John had cleared the issue up somehow. I figured I should pass along the information in case there is a better workaround.
> I thought that I'd cleared it up, too. Try opening terminal and running 
>  codesign -vvd /Path/to/
> You should get
> Executable=/Path/to/
> Identifier=org.gnucash.Gnucash
> Format=bundle with generic
> CodeDirectory v=20200 size=163 flags=0x0(none) hashes=1+3 location=embedded
> Signature size=8545
> Authority=Developer ID Application: John D Ralls
> Authority=Developer ID Certification Authority
> Authority=Apple Root CA
> Timestamp=Jan 10, 2016, 9:07:57 PM
> Info.plist entries=17
> TeamIdentifier=Y9EHT5WMK7
> Sealed Resources version=2 rules=12 files=4330
> Internal requirements count=1 size=180
> and with 
>  codesign -vvd /Path/to/
> you should get
>  path/to/ valid on disk
>  path/to/ satisfies its Designated Requirement
> You can usually get GateKeeper to shut up by control-clicking on the app and selecting "open".
> Regards,
> John Ralls

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