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Hi guys, Ive got a program that runs on Mac OS 10.5.8. The program runs a continuous cycle where it mounts an image, installs a browser plugin and unmounts the ...
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    diskimages-helper problem when mounting on a mac


    Hi guys,

    Ive got a program that runs on Mac OS 10.5.8. The program runs a continuous cycle where it mounts an image, installs a browser plugin and unmounts the image again. If I leave this program running I eventually end up in a situation where I get the following error "fork: resource temporarily unavailable". In the activity monitor I can see that several hundreds of processes called diskimages-helper are running. Does anyone know why this happens and how I can avoid it? Below are the commands I use during one cycle of the program.

    // First I remove the plugin
    rm -rf "/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/my.plugin"

    // If the mount exists I unmount it
    hdiutil unmount [mount] -force

    // If that doesnt work I detach the device
    hdiutil detach [device] -force

    // Then I mount the image
    hdiutil mount [image]

    // I install the plugin
    installer -package [package] -target /"

    // Unmount
    hdiutil unmount [mount] -force

    // And if necessary detach
    hdiutil detach [device] -force

    Thanks, Bas
    Last edited by bassmit; 10-28-2010 at 08:58 PM.

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