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

Philip Joseph pjoseph at ureach.com
Fri Apr 25 21:11:15 CEST 2008


Thanks for the prompt response and the suggestions.

Setting the GST_REGISTRY_FORK to "no" doesn't seem to work for me.  I was trying
to determine what the problem was, but I was unsuccessful in doing so. 

I put the following line in my .bash_profile to set the GST_REGISTRY_FORK
environment variable, and I verified using the "set" command that the variable
is set.  Is this all I needed to do?


I did pull the latest off of head, and my initial build had some problems with
the ./po/gstreamer-0.10.pot file, but after replacing that file with the version
from the 0.10.19 tar file, everything worked out fine.

The error I was getting with the gstreamer-0.10.pot file on HEAD is the

Making all in po
/usr/local/bin/msgmerge --update af.po gstreamer-0.10.pot
.......................... done.
/usr/local/bin/msgmerge: `af.po': No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [af.po] Error 1
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2

Any thoughts on what could be wrong with this file or with the setting of the
GST_REGISTRY_FORK environment variable?  


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---- On Fri, 25 Apr 2008, Julien Moutte (julien at moutte.net) wrote:

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  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
>>  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
> 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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