[Digikam-users] Digikam installation on MAcOS through Macports

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 10:08:51 GMT 2013

All Stages that you describe are already recorded to my tutorial here:



Gilles Caulier

2013/2/10 Agustin Lobo <alobolistas at gmail.com>

> Hi!
> I followed directions in
> http://www.digikam.org/download?q=download/binary/
> to install digikam on MacOS (in my case, Lion 10.7.5), so
> 1. I installed Macports (which implies installing Apple's Xcode
> Developer Tools , a real pain
> as you must even register as a code developer...) and few easier
> things all well explained in http://www.macports.org/install.php)
> 2. run sudo port install digikam
> and left the computer working for hours (literally: keep it connected
> to the power source).
> Unfortunately, after all that I could not find any digikam icon and, worst,
> could not find any direction in the digikam web page on what to do. I
> searched
> for digikam with spotlight, found the digikam app and clicked on it: a
> little
> icon booted for few seconds, then nothing.
> Then I searched the digikam archives in nabble for macports and could
> find a long thread
> http://digikam.1695700.n4.nabble.com/digikam-MacOS-X-MacPorts-and-KDE-and-carsh-on-stratup-tt3175448.html
> in which Gerard Milhaud was finally providing the solution:
> ""
> Then, I relaunch these commands :
> launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist
> sudo chown -R g ~/Library/Preferences/KDE
> ""
> where "g" is his user name (so agustinlobo in my case)
> And yes, it works now and I love it.
> Great job, hopefully will be using it a lot both on Mac and linux but....
> please: add this to the directions for installing digikam on MacOS
> in http://www.digikam.org/download?q=download/binary/:
> "Run
> launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist
> sudo chown -R yourusername ~/Library/Preferences/KDE
> where yourusername must be substituted by your user name on the Mac
> You will find the digikam app ready to be launched within your
> Applications folder in a folder
> named Macports/KDE4 "
> Thanks a lot for digikam!
> Agus
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