"copy files", specialfolderpath("resources") and missing files = SHOWSTOPPER

Klaus major-k klaus at major-k.de
Sat Aug 10 05:03:36 EDT 2019

Hi Brian,

> Am 10.08.2019 um 04:43 schrieb Brian Milby via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
> Some files are moved to a different location based on type.  I can’t recall the details and would need to look at the source.  It is related to binary code though.  Stuff is copied first and then moved on a second pass.  That would explain the presence of the empty folders.

thank you, yes, I imagined something like this.
But what does get moved and why, and what can I do to make my app run?

> Thanks,
> Brian
> On Aug 9, 2019, 4:47 PM -0400, Klaus major-k via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>, wrote:
>> Maybe noone got the point of my posting?
>> The point is, that I add files and folder to the standalone via the "Copy files" tab
>> in the "Standalone Application Settings", however some of these files are missing
>> in the final runtime. However instead they can be found in -> specialfolderpath("engine")
>> What is happening here and why does LC not copy everything to the RESOURCES folder?
>>> Am 09.08.2019 um 15:22 schrieb Klaus major-k via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
>>> Hi friends,
>>> I am currently making an existing app "64Bit safe" for a customer with LC 9.5
>>> on macOS 10.14.6.
>>> In this app there are some "compiled shell scripts" (? I guess, have no infor about this)
>>> which changes the keyboard layout (chinese and back) to german depending of the target
>>> fields in LC.
>>> Structure (three files and two folders):
>>> ## File
>>> extSetInputMethod
>>> ## Folders
>>> x86-64/extSetInputMethod
>>> x86-32/extSetInputMethod
>>> I guess the first one checks the current architecture and then calls the correct version for this.
>>> Whatever, this works fine in the customers older apps.
>>> So I added all this via the "Copy files" tab in the "Standalone Application Settings"
>>> However these files were NOT in specialfolderpath("resources") in the runtime?
>>> In the runtime I find this:
>>> the_actual_app.app
>>> -> /Resources
>>> -> /Resources/Externals ## empty, no externals used in app
>>> -> /Resources/x86-64 ## EMPTY!?
>>> -> /Resources/x86-32 ## EMPTY!?
>>> File -> extSetInputMethod = missing and the two latter folders are EMPTY!?
>>> Where on earth are the contents of the other folders?
>>> But I find this in:
>>> the_actual_app
>>> -> /MacOS
>>> -> /MacOS/extInputMethod ## the missing file! see above
>>> -> /MacOS/x86-64/extInputMethod ## the missing file
>>> -> /MacOS/x86-32/extInputMethod ## the missing file
>>> ...
>>> So calling the shell apps in -> specialfolderpath("resources") does of course not work!?
>>> If I copy them manually to the correct folder in the runtime, they stop working.
>>> So all in all this is a real showstopper! :-/



Klaus Major
klaus at major-k.de

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