#61 Can't get LilyPond started from LilyPondTool

Seth Williamson

I suspect this problem may be rooted in my newness at using a MacBook Pro, but I'm not sure. I am using Snow Leopard 10.6.4 and I have installed LilyPond 2.app under Applications. I can't find any combination or string of characters that won't give me an error when I attempt to start the program from within JEdit.

Here's a note I posted on the list:

I am still getting errors. I cut and pasted your line into "Path to LilyPond binary":

Error running external command
See the activity log about the problem
Cannot run program "/Applications/LilyPond\ 2.app/Contents/Resources/bin/lilypond" (in directory "/Applications"): error=2, No such file or directory

Under Plugin Options, I have this as the "Path to LilyPond binary":

/Applications/LilyPond\ 2.app/Contents/Resources/bin

Under LilyPond command I have:


Can you explain to me what's wrong about this and why I can't get the program started?

Seth Williamson
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On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 4:50 PM, Valentin Villenave <v.villenave@gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 6:55 PM, Seth Williamson <hazelmotes@gmail.com> wrote:
> So far as I can tell, I've got LilyPond 2.app installed under Applications.
> I can see it there with Finder.


it should look like


Or, if your app's name contains spaces, you have to escape them:

/Applications/LilyPond\ 2.app/Contents/Resources/bin/

Good luck!


Can anybody explain to me what I'm doing wrong and tell me how to fix it?

Seth Williamson


  • thSoft

    You only have to escape things in the shell. In the GUI, just paste the plain path (in your case, /Applications/LilyPond 2.app/Contents/Resources/bin).