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

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Wed Apr 25 11:22:54 CEST 2007

On Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at 10:02AM, "Jack Jansen" <Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl> wrote:
>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.

I'll see if I can whip up a patch that add the workaround I described to the code generated by py2app, there's bound to be more users that use Stuffit.

>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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