Copying standalone to PowerBook
benr at cogapp.com
Fri Jan 30 17:55:08 CST 2009
Jim Ault wrote:
> Have you tried looking inside the app bundle to see if something is missing?
> Right click on the icon, then choose "Show package contents"
> It could be that the destination file system does not think the user has
> enough permissions to write all the files, or it stops copying files for
> some reason.
Sarah Reichelt wrote:
> At the time, Mark send me his stacks and I found the problem which was
> that when he wrote his preferences file, I had the same name as the
> application file and was being saved in the defaultFolder so it was
> over-writing the actual application file inside the bundle.
Thanks Jim, Sarah,
I haven't had a chance to look at this myself yet - but apparently it's the
'core' file inside the packaage (in the MacOS folder) that changes size. The
only thing I write is the preferences file, so it could be that, though IIRC I
use the specialfolder function to get that. And more to the point, this is an
app that is built on the Mac and is known working on the Mac, but has
displayed this behaviour after being copied back from a CD (that was burnt on
But the truth is I haven't had first-hand experience yet; and I jumped to the
conclusion that there might be something in the app copied back from CD that
echoed an app built on PC and copied (somehow) to Mac. However since posting
Mark mailed me offlist and explained the preferences issue - so I probably
jumped to the wrong conclusion. I should find out more when I'm back in the
office on Monday, and will let the list know if I learn anything useful!
thanks for your time,
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