Error running mged with 7.10.4 on Mac OS X

  • Problemguy

    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.


    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?


  • Problemguy

    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

    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.