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Launch service cannot find com.docker.helper


(Shauvik Roy Choudhary) #1

Expected behavior

No error logs in syslogs.

Actual behavior

5/2/16 12:08:25.896 PM com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (com.docker.helper[82046]) Could not find and/or execute program specified by service: 149: Could not find a bundle of the given identifier through LaunchServices: com.docker.helper
5/2/16 12:08:25.897 PM com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (com.docker.helper) Service only ran for 0 seconds. Pushing respawn out by 10 seconds.

Information

  • the output of:
    • /Applications/Utilities/Console.app on OSX on searching for “Docker” returns the above errors.
  • host distribution and version ( OSX 10.11.4 (15E65) )

Steps to reproduce the behavior

  1. … Open /Applications/Utilities/Console.app
  2. … Search for “Docker”

Docker beta on mac: Refusing to execute/trust quarantined program/file
(Bvberkum) #2

Same issue here. Tried Docker Beta one afternoon, removed it. Then it re-appeared (asked for key again) after a macbook crash+auto recovery I suppose.

I have the feeling its also then that the console errors appeared.

17/05/16 09:49:23,612 com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (com.docker.helper) Service only ran for 0 seconds. Pushing respawn out by 10 seconds.

I cannot find a service with ID com.docker.helper in all the usual places (and others. ~/Lib./LaunchDaemons, etc). Neither does trying to unload it help. It does not show up in sudo launchctl list|grep -i dock. Rebooting has no effect.


(Darkomen) #3

Exact same problem here on 10.11.5


(Cpressland) #4

I’m also seeing the same issue here at the moment on the Private Beta. Strangely it works fine on my MacBook but not my iMac.


(Cpressland) #5

Possible workaround. I removed all traces of Docker from my ~/Library/Containers folder and it’s now working.

Quit Docker
rm -rf ~/Library/Containers/com.docker.*
Start Docker. A few minutes later it started fine.

Could not be related at all, but it’s strange that the issue has been seemingly fixed.


(Felipe3dfx) #6

I have the same problem with docker beta 14, in addition, i uninstalled docker and reboot. but this error continuously it appears. please fix it


(Neam) #8

A workaround is found in this thread: Docker beta on mac: Refusing to execute/trust quarantined program/file
Reported as an issue here: https://github.com/docker/for-mac/issues/713

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