py2app, pythoncard build problems

James Stroud jstroud at
Wed May 3 03:07:50 CEST 2006

loren.davie at wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm attempting to build a small app that uses pythoncard for a gui
> layer.  The intention is to use py2app to construct an .app bundle for
> the Mac.  I'm running OS 10.4 on an Intel MacBook Pro.  I'm using the
> default installed Python 2.3
> The .app bundle appears to build, but when I start up it fails -
> checking the console reveals that it can't find the "wx" package, as
> its called from some pythoncard code.  (The app launches just fine in
> non-bundled form when I run it from the command line using pythonw).
> Not sure where to go with this.  Any help would be greatly appreciated
> - thanks.

Did you explicitly specify packages to bundle via the packages keyword? 

     app=['' % appname],
     options={'py2app' : {'strip': True,
                          'packages': ['helptext',
                          'iconfile': '%s.icns' % appname,
                          'argv_emulation' : True}}


James Stroud
UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics
Box 951570
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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