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I was trying to set up the grooved - a music player daemon. It works over dbus which I installed through Homebrew.

In the caveats of the dbus formula it says:

To start dbus: brew services start dbus

When I try to run this exact command I get

/Users/user/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.dbus.plist: Operation not permitted
==> Successfully started `dbus` (label: homebrew.mxcl.dbus)

Running the same command with sudo works just fine. But I don't think this can be the solution to this. Also I want to use dbus to communicate with grooved using my user account and not root.

I tried loading and starting plist files by hand. Making sure they are in the right location (/Users/user/Library/LaunchAgents) with the right permissions/ownership:

.rw-------      user staff  homebrew.mxcl.dbus.plist
.rw-r--r--      user staff  local.grooved.plist

It's the same. I can't use launchctl with my non-root user.

Interstingly using the new commands things work:

$ launchctl bootstrap gui/501 ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.dbus.plist
$ launchctl kickstart gui/501/homebrew.mxcl.dbus
$ launchctl bootout gui/501 ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.dbus.plist

I don't need to run these as root. But grooved can't see the dbus:

Error creating dbus service: Could not get session bus: dbus: couldn't determine address of session bus

If somebody could point me into the right direction where the problem could be... It can't all be a bug in grooved because launchctl doesn't seem to work correctly for me.


This is El Capitan 10.11.6

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