Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Aug 3 12:19:47 PDT 2010

On Aug 3, 2010, at 12:01, Maxime.7259 wrote:

>> It should not have been necessary to "sudo port install" more than once. If you tell us more about the dependency problems you encountered perhaps we can fix that.
> It said something like "error could not fetch ..."
> it seemed it could not retrieve the sources from any of the servers, and the installation stopped.
> so I used "sudo port install" again and it fetched it OK

Ah, ok, yes. Momentary fetch difficulties. Guess there's nothing to fix about that then.

> after your mail I checked what is in /Preferences/KDE  and there was a link to "tmp-macbook-pro-de-maxime.local" but then it says the original file is missing, dead link.

Ok, I guess you can delete that dead symlink then. Not sure if it causes any problems for it to stay there.

>> This whole dbus business baffles me, and I'm not sure if the above is normal or if it is the source of the problem you're having.
>> After launching /Applications/MacPorts/KDE4/ in the Finder by double-clicking it, I'd double-click /Applications/Utilities/ and look for error messages.
> this is what I get:
> 03/08/10 18:36:26 [0x0-0xa50a5].org.kde.amarok[2423] <unknown program name>(2423)/ mac_initialize_dbus: warning: unable to initialize D-Bus environment!
> 03/08/10 18:36:26 [0x0-0xa50a5].org.kde.amarok[2423] Dynamic session lookup supported but failed: launchd did not provide a socket path, verify that org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist is loaded!
> 03/08/10 18:36:26 [0x0-0xa50a5].org.kde.amarok[2423] <unknown program name>(2423)/: KUniqueApplication: Cannot find the D-Bus session server: "Not enough memory"
> 03/08/10 18:36:26[126] ([0x0-0xa50a5].org.kde.amarok[2423]) Exited with exit code: 255 
> yes, it looks like dbus is part of the problem.

Yes, it looks like dbus-session is not loaded, and needs to be.

> (by the way, since I now have macport, is it possible to have Dolphin running on Mac?)

$ port search dolphin
No match for dolphin found

I'm not familiar with "dolphin". But if this is software that works on a Mac, you can always file a port request ticket in the issue tracker and someone might eventually get around to adding it.

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