Fwd: Gutenberg Reader

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 18:15:17 EST 2009


> 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 com.apple.launchd[143]
([0x0-0x302302].com..Gutenberg Reader[8747])
posix_spawnp("/Users/sarah/Desktop/Gutenberg
Reader.app/Contents/MacOS/Gutenberg Reader", ...): Permission denied
27/02/2009 9:01:53 AM com.apple.launchd[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



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