Meld X11 Error

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at
Thu Aug 26 09:16:21 PDT 2010

On Aug 26, 2010, at 09:01, Rainer Müller wrote:

> On 2010-08-26 17:37 , Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
>> Snow Leopard:
>> launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist 
>> Leopard:
>> sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist 
> Does this really require sudo on Leopard?

SL has a per-user launchd in which the Disabled boolean is set outside of the plist.  The SL version is what behaves "correctly".  On Leopard, you need to use sudo with -w in order to have write permission to the plist.

From launchctl(1) on SL:
              -w       Overrides the Disabled key and sets it to false.
                       In previous versions, this option would modify the
                       configuration file. Now the state of the Disabled
                       key is stored elsewhere on-disk.

> If so, instructions given by 'port notes dbus' are wrong for Leopard and
> should be made conditional per OS version.

On Leopard, you don't need sudo if you don't have -w.  The instructions in the kde4 portgroups don't use '-w' and thus should work for both versions.  They should probably be updated then to inform the user to remove the Disabled key by other means (editing the file?)

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