I started the monero daemon via the GUI on Mac OS X. I downloaded the binary unpacked from monero-gui-mac-x64-v0.12.0.0.tar.bz2.

When I do a simple $ ps aux | grep monero from the command line I get the following two entries:

/private/var/folders/p_/{really long random string}/T/AppTranslocation/{long random hex string}/d/monero-wallet-gui.app/Contents/MacOS/monerod --detach --data-dir /Users/{username}/Monero/blockchain --check-updates disabled

/private/var/folders/p_/{really long random string}/T/AppTranslocation/{long random hex string}/d/monero-wallet-gui.app/Contents/MacOS/monero-wallet-gui -psn_0_3179605

I was confused about this so I ran $ tail -f ~/.bitmonero/bitmonero.log and I found

WARN    daemon  src/daemon/executor.cpp:62  Monero 'Helium Hydra' (v0.11.1.0-release) Daemonised

This seems off since I downloaded version v0.12.0.0.

Some questions:

  1. Why the weird /private/var/folders/p_/ locations?
  2. If I want to run the monero daemon, should I run it from this weird folder location, or is there a better way?
  3. Should the daemon be on the same version as the GUI (v0.12.0.0) or is this an error?
  • The command line says the data directory is /Users/{username}/Monero/blockchain, and you say you check for the log in ~/.bitmonero. You're looking at an old log then. The log includes timestamps, double check those.
    – user36303
    Aug 16, 2018 at 15:51

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Looks like you had a previous version already running. I would close your GUI, killall monerod, ensure there are none running with ps aux | grep monero, restart the GUI (which starts a daemon automatically).

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