startup items for dbus and dovecot2

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at
Mon Jun 6 10:27:37 PDT 2011

On Jun 6, 2011, at 10:11 AM, Andrew Long wrote:

> On 4 Jun 2011, at 23:47, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Jun 4, 2011, at 17:23, Mark Hattam wrote:
>>> Having just done port updates for dbus and dovecot2 this evening, they both printed out similar guidance messages about startup items.
>>> But I don't understand why dbus uses "launchctl load" whereas dovecot uses "port load" ... is there a difference?
>> <snip/>
>> dbus has two startup items, so it can't use MacPorts code to create them, and furthermore needs one of them started as root, the other not as root. Therefore it prints its own instructions.
> This may be why my gnome-session fails to open a dbus connection - I did both the launchctl's under sudo; how can I 'undo' the sudo for freedesktop.dbus-session and redo it as my local user?

$ sudo launchctl unload /path/to/launchd_item.plist
$ launchctl load /path/to/launchd_item.plist

Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)

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