[mythtv] OSX backend: now what?

Geoffrey Kruse gkruse at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 21:04:14 EST 2005

On Dec 14, 2005, at 6:01 PM, David Abrahams wrote:

> David Abrahams <dave at boost-consulting.com> writes:
>> Nigel Pearson <nigel at ind.tansu.com.au> writes:
>>>> I ended up with a mythtvbackend.app, which I suppose needs to be
>>>> assembled into a "Framework" the way the front end is?
>>> 	I will look at adding that to the script.
>>> (but then there are all the other programs, too)
>>> 	An easy test hack is to just symlink the relevant
>>> libraries into the current directory:
>>> cd .osx-packager/src/myth-svn/mythtv/programs/mythbackend
>>> ln -s ../../../../../build/lib/*
>>> ln -s ../../libs/lib*/*.dylib .
>>> mythbackend.app/Contents/MacOS/mythbeckend
>> That's good to know.  I'm not sure if that's going to cure the  
>> problem
>> that's apparently revealed by install_name_tool:
>>   [osx-pkg] Writing Info.plist for myth framework
>>   [osx-pkg] Processing shared library dependencies for /Users/dave/ 
>> myth/MythBackend.app/Contents/Frameworks/myth.framework/Versions/A/ 
>> myth
>>   [osx-pkg] Parsing /Users/dave/myth/MythBackend.app/Contents/ 
>> Frameworks/myth.framework/Versions/A/myth
>>   [osx-pkg] Could not parse library file name /Users/dave/myth/ 
>> MythBackend.app/Contents/Frameworks/myth.framework/Versions/A/myth
>>   [osx-pkg] Parsing myth
>>   [osx-pkg] Could not parse library file name myth
>>   [osx-pkg] /usr/bin/install_name_tool -change myth  
>> @executable_path/../Frameworks/myth.framework/myth /Users/dave/ 
>> myth/MythBackend.app/Contents/Frameworks/myth.framework/Versions/A/ 
>> myth
>>   [osx-pkg] Parsing libqt-mt.3.dylib
>>   [osx-pkg] /usr/bin/install_name_tool -change libqt-mt.3.dylib  
>> @executable_path/../Frameworks/qt-mt.framework/qt-mt /Users/dave/ 
>> myth/MythBackend.app/Contents/Frameworks/myth.framework/Versions/A/ 
>> myth
>>   [osx-pkg] Could not find @executable_path/../Frameworks/qt- 
>> mt.framework/qt-mt
>>   Died at ./osx-packager.pl line 1031.
>> I'm not sure if that's deep, or ignorable.
> FWIW, I got past this by commenting out the line that calls
> MakePackage for MythFrontend, on the hunch that somehow the libraries
> needed by the backend were getting "renamed out of the way."  It's
> probably misguided, of course; I'm just grabbing at straws.
> The resulting backend executable launches and then apparently just
> exits.  On the other hand, maybe I really need to run it from within a
> terminal to see what it's doing.

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