[gst-devel] Running gstreamer in MAC OS X -- Leopard

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Fri Apr 25 01:10:06 CEST 2008

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Philip Joseph <pjoseph at ureach.com> wrote:
> Hi-
>   I have built gstreamer in MAC OS  (Leopard) and I am attempting to run it.
>  When I call gst-launch (with or without arguments), I get the following output
>  many times:
>  ------
>  The process has forked and you cannot use this CoreFoundation functionality
>  safely. You MUST exec().
>  Break on
>  to debug.
>  ------

There's an open bug about this; nobody has stepped up to write a fix for it yet.

A workaround is to set the environment variable GST_REGISTRY_FORK=no
(the downside of that is that memory usage will be substantially
higher if the registry needs re-scanning).


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