Bug #7917

Chirp error on MAC Catalina 10.15.4

Added by John Schroeder about 2 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:Closed Start date:05/26/2020
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:-
Chirp Version:daily Platform:MacOS
Model affected:(All models)


When I try to run CHIRP on my MAC 10.15.4 is get the following error:“CHIRP.app” is damaged and can’t be opened.
CHIRP has run before with no issues and it runs fine on my Windows 10 machine.

Related issues

duplicates Bug #7731: CHIRP is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it ... Closed 03/24/2020


Updated by Bernhard Hailer almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Could you please provide a debug log as described in the Wiki: "How To Report Issues"? Thanks!
The debug log in #7731 (a ticket like yours) suggests:

Try running the command
gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders > /usr/local/lib/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache
to make things work again for the time being.

Try it and let us know.
(Disclaimer: I'm not using Macs myself.)

Updated by ed tucker over 1 year ago

i'm a newbie to ham. oldie to mac.
running catalina.x.x
i successfully connected my newly installed chirp software to my new baofeng uv-5r using a $22 amazon cable. glad i did the better one.
heres the glitch: upon the first opening of chirp, catalina offered me two options.....move to trash or cancel.
I decided to open again. I then got 3 options.....the previous tw o and Open! Voila!
It's running fine as of now.
ed t

Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

Duplicates several tickets (e.g. #7147), some suggest a solution. Please follow and post there.

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