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

Julien Moutte julien at moutte.net
Fri Apr 25 15:07:12 CEST 2008

I think I fixed this already by making sure that on darwin we are not 
forking to update registry.

Please try again in latest CVS head of GStreamer core.


Michael Smith wrote:
> 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).
> Mike
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