kmymoney4 not working!

Jonathan Stickel jjstickel at
Thu May 10 19:10:36 UTC 2018

Glad to hear you got it working. When installing kmymoney (and other kde 
packages) via macports, this message should have appeared in your console:

Don't forget that dbus needs to be started as the local\
user (not with sudo) before any KDE programs will launch.
To start it run the following command:
  launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist

So it is well documented on the mapcorts side, at least. I am sorry if 
you missed seeing it.


On 5/10/18 12:59, Ben W wrote:
> Hey, thanks so much for all your help! You were right, after running
> launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist
> KMyMoney booted up right away with no problems! I spent hours trying to 
> figure out this problem, and that's all it took! I wonder how many other 
> people out there like me run into this problem?! Feel free to post this 
> problem/solution in the appropriate places (sorry, I still don't know 
> how to open tickets, etc, lol)
> Cheers,
> Ben
> On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 8:40 AM, Jonathan Stickel <jjstickel at 
> <mailto:jjstickel at>> wrote:
>     Ben
>     I saw this on the macports-dev list, but I am replying on the user
>     list. I have been using kmymoney via macports for several years, and
>     it works fine. There are some challenges with using KDE software, as
>     noted here:
> <>
>     I suspect your problem is that you need to use launchctl to load
>     dbus, as noted in the wiki. You might also try running some other
>     simpler kde apps like kwrite to see if all kde apps are having
>     trouble or just kmymoney.
>     Jonathan
>     On 5/9/18 15:48 , macports-dev-request at
>     <mailto:macports-dev-request at> wrote:
>             In any case, I've recently gotten an older 2010 MacBook Pro
>             running High Sierra to replace my equally old Windows
>             laptop, and I've been able to get everything working to my
>             liking except my accounting program, KMyMoney, and I'm
>             wondering if someone like you could help me!
>             I'm hardly familiar with this piece of software.
>             After many hours of trying to figure out how to make it work
>             via the insanely un-user-friendly
>             MacPorts/Xcode system, I still have not been able to get it
>             to work, except via a Windows 7
>             install inside of Parallels, which takes forever to boot up
>             (I'm not very patient...). On the
>             MacPorts page for KMyMoney, it says the 12 dependencies are:
>             xz cmake qt4-mac
>             aqbanking5 automoc kde4-runtime kdepimlibs4 libalkimia
>             libofx oxygen-icons phononpkgconfig
>             and yet when I install KMyMoney4 via Terminal, I end up
>             getting 298 other ports installed
>             alongside KMyMoney4,

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