[Pythonmac-SIG] Universal binary build of py2app application won't run on 10.3.9

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Fri Jun 30 22:50:36 CEST 2006

Bob Ippolito wrote:
>>>> Would it be hard to put a little hack in Py2App to include that
>>>> particular lib, even though it is in /usr?
>>>> Or better yet, a way to pass in a list of libs you want included
>>>> regardless of their location.

> It's a bad idea, and redistributing components of OS X isn't legal  
> anyway.

OK, I understand the legal issues -- darn it!

However. This is a problem, and there appears to be no solution, other than:

1) Don't support 10.3.9


2) Wait for Ronald, out of the goodness of his heart, in his free time, 
to hack the Python build and put out a new version.

I'm guessing that this may not be the ONLY lib that has this problem -- 
it's just the the one that's been discovered. Also, it seems possible 
that a user might have a similar problem with a lib that isn't Apple's.

While I understand that the legal issues are such that we shouldn't 
include that lib be default, having a hook so that the user could 
specify libs they wanted included by hand would be helpful. In this 
case, it wouldn't be a big deal to build your own copy of the bz2 lib 
and include that.

Could you just copy such a lib into your bundle after the fact? If so -- 


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