I was running into the same issues on my Mac Mini yesterday. I’ll confirm as soon as I get home, but if memory serves, here’s the change I had to make to get it to work.
My first problem was that I was missing ‘ppcoind’ in the PPcoin-QT directory. Once I made sure that was accessible, I created a file called ‘start.sh’, and added the prompt code.
Once that was set up, I started to run into the same issues you did, until I noticed that the last line, ‘ppcoind walletpassphrase $passphrase 9999999 true’ wasn’t set up to invoke ‘ppcoind’ and pass in the variables. Update it to read:
#!/bin/bash echo "make sure you've started ppcoin-qt first." read -s -p "Enter ppcoin wallet passphrase : " passphrase echo "starting ppcoind with stake mining enabled" ./ppcoind walletpassphrase $passphrase 9999999 true
and see if that helps.