I have been trying to get DSS/Broadcaster setup here on a Mac mini
running 10.4.x and have gotten everything up and running with the GUI
based broadcaster, but now I am trying to get it so I can control
broadcaster via DSS and/or the cmdline tools. Ideally, I want this box
to be headless and administering things via vnc is doable but not ideal
or really all that practical. I really would like the ability to
control it from either DSS or scripts.
As you may have guessed, I cannot get the cmdline/DSS stuff to work and
I can't find anyone else who has solved this problem either (I did some
searching and saw some people that had the problem but never any
solutions). At the moment my system is running a clean 10.4 install
upgraded to 10.4.4 with the only other things installed is iLife and
DSS/Broadcaster. I did go through software update and install all of
the updates, but other than that... its a clean system (this was
installed via a format and install method so it should be absolutely clean).
No matter what I do, I can't get broadcaster to start in "noui" mode.
DSS can't start it, broadcasterctl can't start it, and I can't drop to a
terminal window and start it either. When I try it by hand, I simply get:
And thats it. The broadcastctl command just seems to hang when you tell
it to launch, and the DSS admin page seems to hang for a few seconds and
then return you back to the page that says that the broadcaster isn't
running. It leaves nothing in the log dir (/var/log) and nothing in the
console log so I don't know what the problem might be... I've tried
running it as a normal user, an admin user, as well as via sudo and the
actual root account (dangerous, I know)... b ut they all behaved the
same way (abort trap).
But as I said above, launching the app from finder seems to work fine.