Gestix on Mac OS X Yosemite – download this kickstarter to facilitate launching MySQL and Apache when needed

This tiny application has been created with Automator and can be inspected to see the applescript program inside it:

on run
    do shell script "/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld_safe > /dev/null 2>&1 &" with administrator privileges
    do shell script "apachectl restart > /dev/null 2>&1" with administrator privileges
end run

The script will try to launch MySQL by calling mysqld_safe directly, thus without the need to have the StartupItems / System Preferences components installed.

Then it will try restarting apache as well, by invoking apachectl restart.

Download link:

Open the application, it will prompt for the computer’s password.Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 8.47.42 PM

Then it tries launching both services and displays a confirmation message that enables  sending your feedback directly to the supporting team.


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How to start MySQL from the Mac OS-X Yosemite Terminal

Symptom: Gestix is working before the computer is shut down however. Once the computer is restarted, Gestix stops with the following message.

Gestix complains about the database system

Gestix complains about the database system

(It seems there is a problem with the database server. 
If the program was just working and you don’t know why this is happening, try reloading the page in a couple minutes. If the problem persists ask your system’s administrator attention to the problem.)

Although the MySQL Startup item seems to no longer work on OS-X 10.10, it’s possible to start it from the command line.

1. Open Finder | Applications | Utilities | Terminal

2. Paste this command and press Enter

sudo /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server start

3. Close the Terminal application.

If the problem persists there may be need for a remote technical intervention to the server by MySQL system specialists. Order technical support here.

Can’t remember my Gestix password – how to recover it?

If you are using Gestix Cloud or Gestix SaaS, over the Internet, then you just have to contact the technical support by email and make your request (

Recover password on a Gestix Download installation.

Since the software is installed on your computer, the recovery has to be performed from the operating system command line.

Open Finder / Applications / Terminal and issue the following command:

/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql -u gestix gnet_db --execute="Insert into sys_users (usr_name,usr_code,usr_pw,usr_disabled,usr_priv) VALUES ('temporario','temporario','[ana[',0,1);"

Then enter in Gestix using the following information:

Login: temporario
Password: civic

Then you should go to the Admin | Users menu and change your password. Delete the temporario user account when done.

For personal support from our engineers please check our help desk service

Yosemite beta program: read before trying it…

Updating the operating system on computers running as Gestix servers can cause problems to the Gestix system, which depends on MySQL and on Mac OS-X’s built-in webserver (usually Apache) to operate correctly.

Most important, make sure you have a fresh backup copy made at Gestix Admin menu, just in case you have to install Gestix from scratch.

You may have to install the last version of MySQL compatible with the version of the operating system. Check the MySQL site for information about any issue you may find.
When MySQL is working correctly and in the same conditions as before (same users/passwords) then reinstall Gestix – instructions in
Check details about the Mac OS-X version you are dealing with. Check if the built-in Apache webserver support has changed and configure it manually reproducing the previous configuration:
AddHandler cgi-script .cgi

Alias /gnet "/var/lib/gestix/www"

<Directory "/var/lib/gestix/www">
 Options None
 AllowOverride None
 Order allow,deny
 Allow from all

#ScriptAlias /gnet/cgi-bin "/var/lib/gestix/www/cgi-bin/"

<Directory /var/lib/gestix/www/cgi-bin>
 Options ExecCGI Includes FollowSymLinks
 AllowOverride None
 Order allow,deny
 Allow from all
When both MySQL and the webserver Apache are operational, install Gestix again, following the instruction for installing a Gestix software update ( or Open Gestix from the menu and press Cmd+R to reload the page if needed.
Generally this will fix the configuration of both MySQL and Apache, however many factors may interfere.
For personal assistance from an engineer you may activate a support ticket with your technical support provider (check available options at when needed).

You enjoy working with the Gestix software and have some spare time? Join us abroad!

Do you utilize or have utilized Gestix?

Do you find it different and special?

Do you have experience and skills that could help others improve their usage of technology in their businesses or non-profits?

Do you have some spare time to work with us through our cloud infrastructure, from your home or business place?

We’re looking for people like you to join our international support team and help new Gestix users in exploring the software.

You’ll find that your knowledge is valuable to others, be it about business processes and procedures for those who are exploring the software, be it about computing skills to help those installing and setting up particular configurations.

So easy and comfortable on the cloud as it is on premises: Gestix ERP CRM applications.

So easy and comfortable on the cloud as it is on premises: Gestix ERP CRM applications.

Send your resume to, and tell us some words about your experience and skills. We’ll get back to you immediately on a follow up.

Thank you.

Gestix Software


Installing Gestix Free ERP on Apple Mac OS X Mavericks

Gestix is the first multi-platform ERP that is 100% web, and its popularity among Mac users is growing all over the world. Now Gestix Free is going further by offering a free lifetime license of a functional billing system with many extra features.

The new Gestix Free software is a functional billing and customer management application for the self-employed and micro businesses (annual turnover below USD 35,000 billing*). Gestix Free is released as a contribution of Gestix Software to small business owners and the IT community. It aims to help small businesses in developing countries to achieve robust management tools and develop good practice, with minimal investment. As well, it promotes and facilitates the training on standout technology for local IT firms around the globe.

Gestix Free's menu-summary

The summary of menus displays two button styles, one for fully functional menus (brighter buttons), another for demo menus (darker buttons).


Gestix’s Budget Manager eases the job of forecasting income and expenditure, and keep business performance and financial health on track.


The invoice model can be chosen among several elegant layouts and personalized with the company logo.

Specifications Summary

  • Binary CGI application (C++) with MySQL transactional database
  • Doesn’t require Log-in
  • Billing
  • Simple Invoice
  • Invoice/Receipt – invoices that are immediately paid
  • Invoice – invoices that are kept in current account until they are paid (against Receipt)
  • Receipt [of Payment] – payments of one or more invoices and debit memos, partial payments, and credit memo reconciliations
  • Credit Memo – for discounts, returns, etc
  • Debit Memo – for charges, interests, etc
  • Others.
  • Customers Base Management
  • Add, view, modify and delete customer records
  • View customers current account by date and by transaction type
  • Reports sales by customer
  • Reports customers receivable and account statement by customer
  • File Clients, Accounts, Sales Listings and Maps
  • Many other features…
  • Free Download


  • The software is provided as is without warranty, and confers no right to any kind of technical assistance, software updates or guarantee of solving any kind of problem or question.
  • Mandatory Activation . The user must have an Internet connection on the installation computer to enable license check during the initial setup of the Software.
  • The email address and other details about the user must be accurate.
  • It is possible to make a backup copy of the Gestix Free database, yet the restore of the file is not possible without further technical intervention by a Gestix Partner
  • Does not support tax or technical updates of the software
  • Other features may be found with limitations. To overcome these limitations there are commercial Gestix solutions for evolution without loss of data


Download Software prerequisites (only if needed)

Gestix uses MySQL as it’s database server. If you don’t have MySQL 5 or greater installed and running on your Mac, you need to install it. Please visit the MySQL 5.5 download page

Install Gestix Free  – click to download Gestix Free package. Then open it and install it. In case it tells you it’s from an unverified developer, please trust this package, it’s from Gestix Software, developers of software for Mac OS-X since 2005.

Once installed, open the Gestix Free program in the browser using the GestixFree.url in the Applications folder, or manually in the browser by typing the address:


When you first open Gestix Free, it allows you to choose the language and type the company details.

Gestix Free enables you to choose different languages for the invoice names and for the user interface. For instance, a German user working in Angola, would choose the User Interface Language German and the Base Language Português.

Supported languages: English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinesegestix-free-licensing

The licensing agreement is displayed, automatically accepted by the user who installs the software


Confirm the data typed, and tap Continue to create the database for the company. If anything needs revision, the Previous button allows to go back to the company details screen.


Review the tax settings and set up the invoice layout and company logo.7

Click Finish when done, and the main menu will display. Take a tour…


The summary of menus displays two button styles, one for fully functional menus (brighter buttons), another for demo menus (darker buttons).

Technical support

Gestix Free has no free technical support but you can buy support services from your local computer dealer or from one of our Gestix Distributor or Partners (see contact details in

* For countries dealing in currencies other than USD the amount may vary.