[Pythonmac-SIG] StuffIt 10 can corrupt applications packaged with py2app

Jack Jansen Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl
Wed Apr 25 10:00:44 CEST 2007

On 25-apr-2007, at 7:50, Ronald Oussoren wrote:

> On 24 Apr, 2007, at 5:45, Brian Christensen wrote:
>> Following up on this lead we found that there is a problem with
>> StuffIt 10. My application was distributed as a zip file so the user
>> used StuffIt to unzip the file. It turns out that StuffIt was
>> unzipping and deleting the site-packages.zip inside of the  
>> application!
> That's very lame behaviour on StufIt's part.

It's a preference. In Stuffit Expander it's called "Continue to  
expand if possible", in the full stuffit it's probably something  
It's on by default, it's what makes stuffit do the full decoding and  
unpacking of, say, a .tar.gz.
Jack Jansen, <Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl>, http://www.cwi.nl/~jack
If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution -- Emma  

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