revCopyFile questions

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Sat Jun 2 19:33:15 EDT 2012


Well, can't figure out what's going on.  I even got less than helpful
errors (Input/Output error) when trying to do this in Terminal using cp.
 But I can drag/drop with no problem.

I've taken the chicked way out and switched to creating a .pkg installer
file instead using the productbuild command.  I have to make the switch
anyway at some point since the Mac App Store distributes apps with .pkg
installers.

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>



On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 7:09 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>wrote:

> Permissions on the disk image, maybe? It seems like it should work and
> there's something else wrong. Once mounted, the OS treats an image just
> like any other disk, and all LiveCode does is tell OS to do a copy.
>
>
> On 6/1/12 6:10 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
>
>> Thanks Jacque.  I treid the formats you recommended and I'm still getting
>> "execution error" back from revCopyFile with nothing else in the result.
>>  The disk image is mounted.
>>
>> I checked for the presence of the disk image using the message box as you
>> suggested using the message box and got true..
>>
>> I also checked the application file availability using the message box and
>> got true.  Interestingly, you have to use "there is a folder" not "there
>> is
>> a file" to check for the existence of the .app file/folder, even though
>> you
>> use revcopyfile to copy it.  The path to the appfile was copied and pasted
>> directly from the error message I display so I'm certain I'm using the
>> correct path.  I even used the message box to issue a revcopyfile of the
>> app file to my desktop and that worked
>>
>> I'm beginning to wonder if revCopyFile is capable of handling disk images.
>>
>> This is all part of my post build processing to get ready for a release,
>> so
>> I could just copy the app file manually but would be nice to get it
>> working
>> by script.
>>
>> Pete
>> lcSQL Software<http://www.lcsql.com>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 10:47 AM, J. Landman Gay<jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
>> **wrote:
>>
>>  On 6/1/12 11:30 AM, Peter Haworth wrote:
>>>
>>>  I'm trying to use revcopyfile to copy an application from a folder on my
>>>> disk drive to a mounted disk image (OS X).  Keep getting "Execution
>>>> error"
>>>> from revCopyFile which really isn't very helpful.
>>>>
>>>> When copying an application file, should the file name be "myApp" or
>>>> "myApp.app"?  Or should I be using revCopyFolder?
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Use revCopyFile and include the ".app" at the end. Provide the full path,
>>> the one you'd get back after an "answer file" dialog.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  What is the correct path to the mounted disk image?  I'm using
>>>> "/Volumes/myImage.sparseimage"****, also tried
>>>> specialFolderpath("Home")&
>>>>
>>>> "/Volumes/myImage.sparseimage" ( which I'm pretty sure isn't right).
>>>>
>>>>
>>> It should start with "/Volumes/". To see if you have the path right try
>>> this in the message box: there is a folder "/Volumes/myImage". I assume
>>> the
>>> disk image is mounted already, right? If so, I don't think the
>>> ".sparseimage" should be in the path because a mounted volume doesn't use
>>> that.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  Lack of a clear error message from revCopyFile is making it hard to
>>>> figure
>>>> out exactly what I'm doing wrong.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Is the vague error the only thing you get in the result? As far as I
>>> know,
>>> checking the result is the only way to get any info. If any of the paths
>>> are wrong you should get an error about not being able to open the file,
>>> or
>>> no such folder (or something similar; can't recall offhand exactly what
>>> it
>>> says.)
>>>
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