Error running mged with 7.10.4 on Mac OS X

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Problemguy
2009-09-12
2013-04-22
  • Problemguy
    Problemguy
    2009-09-12

    I am trying to run BRL-CAD 7.10.4 on my iMac (late 2007 model)

    After being somewhat confused on how to get this running, I found one forum that suggested I type the following command in x11.

    /usr/brlcad/bin/mged

    When I do this, I get the following error message repeatedly:

    Initializing and backgrounding, please wait…The process has forked and you cannot use this CoreFoundation functionality safely. You MUST exec().
    Break on

    Can someone tell me what am I doing wrong?  Is there any sort of manual or tutorial that can guide me through this?

    Thanks.

     
  • Problemguy
    Problemguy
    2009-09-12

    Update!
    I found another post that suggest I add a -f to the end of my path

    /usr/brlcad/bin/mged -f

    But now I get a bus error…..still need help.

     
  • Sean Morrison
    Sean Morrison
    2009-10-22

    Hi Mike,

    You're not doing anything wrong other than using an old distribution.  Both of the problems you describe were fixed a long time ago, but we haven't yet uploaded an updated release binary for Mac OS X.  To get past that problem, you will need a new binary of the latest release of BRL-CAD.

    For that, you'll either have to wait until one gets posted (which is unpredictable, but hopefully soon) or you can compile BRL-CAD from source.  Compiling from source is actually pretty easy on Mac and there are README and INSTALL files in the source distribution that walk you through the entire process.

    Cheers!