Some notes on compiling LiVES on Leopard (assuming MacPorts base)
ALL the dependencies are in MacPorts, including frei0r-plugins. Nice.
./configure with --prefix=/opt/local to install alongside macports
I had to set the following environment variables (without which LD couldn't link to X11 symbols):
LDFLAGS=-L/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.5.sdk/usr/X11/lib -L/usr/X11/lib (actually, I symlinked /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.5.sdk/usr/X11/lib to /opt/local/lib/X11)
in lives-plugins/plugins/decoders/dv_decoder.c I had to modify all references to 'off64_t' to 'off_t' as OS X doesn't have 'off64_t'. (see http://trac.macports.org/ticket/13552)
change MSGMERGE_UPDATE to '/opt/local/bin/msgmerge --update --backup=off' so that the broken backup code in gettext doesn't try to copy nonexistant file ACL information (see http://subcommanderblog.wordpress.com/2009/05/16/msgmerge-on-macosx-and-no-such-file-or-directory/)