Can't Open on MAC

Paul Carini paulcarini at
Wed May 6 12:12:05 EDT 2015

Oh Boy!  All that effort to overcome a real dumb move.  Happy to say it is up and, I think, running.  Minding your advice, I went to "help" to read the tutorial.  But I hit another wall.  Got the following alert:

"GnuCash could not find the files for the help documentation. This is likely because the 'gnucash-docs' package is not installed."

I promise I will not bug you with questions, but if you could get me past this hurdle, I will rely on the "help" menu from now on!

Thanks so much again.  Look forward to venturing into the program.


On May 6, 2015, at 9:50 AM, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:

>> On May 6, 2015, at 5:46 AM, Paul Carini <paulcarini at> wrote:
>> OK, hoping this is what you are looking for!
>> Last login: Wed May  6 08:40:30 on ttys000
>> paul-carinis-macbook-2:~ pcarini$  /Applications/ --debug --logto=stderr 
>> /Applications/ line 96: /Applications/ Bad CPU type in executable
>> /Applications/ line 96: /Applications/ Undefined error: 0
>> paul-carinis-macbook-2:~ pcarini$ 
> Ah, you downloaded the wrong dmg. You want the Intel one; the PPC one is for older Macs using the IBM PowerPC CPU: PowerMacs, PowerBooks, iBooks, and the desklamp iMacs and older.
> Regards,
> John Ralls

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