macOS Monterey problem running Okular

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Mon Mar 20 11:23:38 UTC 2023

Klaus W wrote on 20230320::07:52:14 re: "Re: macOS Monterey problem running Okular"

Hello Klaus,

I'm copying the MacPorts users mailing list on my reply: this would be the first place to ask about problems like you are having with ports.

I'll try to answer what I can. Hopefully someone from the list will provide additional details.

- Running from a terminal using `open -a ...` is exactly the same thing as launching by clicking on an app icon. What I meant is that you need to launch it as a traditional Unix application:

- Other KDE or Qt software: have a look what applications are already installed /Applications/MacPorts/Qt4 and /Applications/MacPorts/KDE4! You will probably have a few official Qt applications like Assistant in the Qt4 folder. Try these first. If your KDE4 folder is otherwise empty the first additional candidate to install is `port:kde4-baseapps` .


>Hello René
>Sorry, but I am not that much of a tech guy but I will try to answer:
>I tried to start it from the terminal with "open -a Okular". Nothing 
>happened and no information was printed in the terminal window.
>Which other KDE or Qt4-based applications do you mean to test? Can you 
>give an example?
>I also found this:
>Wich shows two different Port Health status for Monterey. Could this be 
>the reason Okular does not run on my Mac? Mine is a 2,8 GHz Quad-Core 
>Intel Core i5 from late 2015. Does this help you?
>Thanks and regards
>Am 19.03.2023 um 22:25 schrieb René J.V. Bertin:
>> On Friday March 17 2023 20:12:35 Klaus W wrote:
>>> Any ideas?
>> The Okular version in MacPorts is from KDE4, so rather outdated. You'd have to start it from a command line (terminal) to see if any useful information is printed there.
>> Do other KDE or Qt4-based applications from MacPorts work?

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