[Pythonmac-SIG] how big is fat?

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Sat Jul 15 19:21:39 CEST 2006

On Jul 15, 2006, at 9:47 AM, Charles Hartman wrote:

> I have an app from a year ago that needed one tweak. When I build it
> on a PowerBook G4 with Python 2.4.1 (Mar 23 2005 build) and wxPython
>, using --strip in the 'python setup.py py2app' command, I get
> an executable of 16Mb. (For some reason I don't understand, this is
> already 5Mb bigger than the executable I built a few months ago.)
> When I build it on an Intel iMac with Python 2.4.3 (Apr 7 2006 buld)
> and wxPython, the app is fifty megabytes.
> Two really simple questions:
> 1. Get Info says the executable built on the Intel Mac, with
> Universal versions of Python and wxPython, is an "Application
> (PowerPC)" -- why doesn't it say "Application (Universal)"?
> 2. What's behind the bloat? Is it simply that it is a Universal app,
> though Get Info doesn't recognize it as that? And is there anything
> to be done about it?

You must not be using py2app 0.3. I can't help you unless you are  
using the latest version. There are several known bugs in all other  
versions of py2app that could cause both of these problems.

See this message for installation instructions.


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