Gutenberg Reader

Peter Brigham MD pmbrig at
Fri Feb 27 10:34:28 EST 2009

On Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:15:1, Sarah Reichelt <sarah.reichelt at>  

>> Anyone have ideas on why the standalone builder won't build a Mac  
>> standalone
>> for me that works on all CPUs/OSX versions? Or what a workaround  
>> might look
>> like? I don't want to try to distribute a standalone widely under  
>> these
>> conditions, so this is a deal-breaker for me if I can't solve it.
> I downloaded the Mac app and had the same problem as everyone else -
> it bounces in the Dock once and then goes away. Checking the Console
> log, I see:
> 27/02/2009 9:01:53 AM[143]
> ([0x0-0x302302].com..Gutenberg Reader[8747])
> posix_spawnp("/Users/sarah/Desktop/Gutenberg
> Reader", ...): Permission denied
> 27/02/2009 9:01:53 AM[143]
> ([0x0-0x302302].com..Gutenberg Reader[8747]) Exited with exit code: 1
> So it is a permissions error. Mac apps are really folders, they just
> don't look like it, but as such, they don't like being distributed in
> their standard format. You have used zip, which usually works but in
> this case, it seems to be having problems. Are you creating the zip
> file on a Mac or on another system? If you have access to a Mac, I
> suggest you try creating a disk image (.dmg) instead as that is the
> more usual method for Mac distribution. Disk Utility can make a basic
> image and Drop DMG allows more options.
> I re-compiled the stack I downloaded from Rev Online and the
> standalone works fine. If you like, I can send it to you in a disk
> image.
> Regards,
> Sarah

Aha! Done. The Mac version of the app is now in .dmg form at:

Hope this solves the problems people have been having. Let me know!

And many thanks to all those who have been helping me test this out.  
Much appreciated! This list is invaluable.

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at

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