py2app on Mac OS X 10.3

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Fri Dec 31 12:26:48 CET 2004


On 31-dec-04, at 11:12, Austin wrote:

> """
> Minimal setup.py example, run with:
> % python setup.py py2app
> """
>
> from distutils.core import setup
> import py2app
> setup(
>     app = ['main.py'],
> )
>
> That is a sample code of wiki.
> I have a file 'main.py' and several sub-folders.
> After I execute 'pythonw setup.py py2exe', I see 2 folders, 'dist' & 
> 'build'
> which is the same as py2exe.
> I open the 'dist' folder and see a file 'main'. Then I double-click the
> 'main' and appeared the error message.
> 'IOError:[Errno 2] No such file or directory:
> '/user/austin/Desktop/disk/main.app/Contents/Resources/log/eventlog.xml
> I feel so wildered because 'main.app' should be a file not a folder.

It's an application bundle, which is a folder. All '.app'-s on OS X are 
folders, it is a neat way of bundling the application program and all 
data files it needs.

>
> I was wondering if some extra codes needed by setup.py
> Could anyone give me an advice?

What is 'eventlog.xml' supposed to be? If you're going to write to it, 
it is in the wrong location. If it is a datafile that is used by your 
application you should mention it in the setup.py script (the 
data_files argument).

Ronald




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