[Mono-osx] Is there a way to trim stuff from macpack?

Grzegorz Adam Hankiewicz gradha at titanium.sabren.com
Tue Feb 1 06:17:45 EST 2011

El 01/02/2011, a las 11:31, Grzegorz Adam Hankiewicz escribió:
> El 01/02/2011, a las 02:57, Grzegorz Adam Hankiewicz escribió:
>> But I've tried running "monolinker -a build/bbiribbabba.app/Contents/Resources/bbiribbabba.exe -c copy" and replaced the Resources directory with the generated output directory. The program still runs and now the bundle is down to 7.3MB. How can I verify nothing else is required to run on another system other than a test? Is there something like the otool -L command?
> As expected, too good to be true. A remote user says the bundle doesn't work, throwing: "01/02/11 11:26:30 [0x0-0x128128].bbiribbabba[29187] /Users/esti/xx/bbiribbabba.app/Contents/MacOS/bbiribbabba: line 42: ./bin/bbiribbabba: No such file or directory"
> Looks like this bin/bbiribbabba is a symbolic link to /usr/bin/mono.

I'm not getting this at all. When run, the binary created by macpack creates the bin subdirectory inside Contents/Resources with a symbolic link to /usr/bin/mono on each run. I don't understand how this is supposed to be working on systems without mono installed, nor why the contents of the bundle need modification, which prevents running the bundle installed in /Applications by a non admin user due to permission denied messages trying to update the bundle.

I've only found sparse docs at http://www.mono-project.com/Guide:Running_Mono_Applications mentioning basic usage and running the macpack tool from commandline doesn't show any other possibly useful switches to change this behaviour.

Is macpack not ready to be used yet?

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