Externals showing up as folders. Not loading

Jul 25, 2011 at 2:39pm

Externals showing up as folders. Not loading

Titles says it all. I get no such external messages.
Max 5.1.8
OsX 10.6.8

#58135
Jul 25, 2011 at 2:48pm

I have a similar problem on one computer ; you need to add a “PkgInfo” from another valid external to the “Contents” folder.
(this file is missing in some 3rd party externals)

Mathieu

#208763
Jul 25, 2011 at 2:49pm

Which externals have you tried? If you haven’t already, I’d recommend trying some of the more commonly used externals (maybe the Tristan Jehan objects, or Tap.Tools) and see if those load. If they do, then your problem may be more with a specific external.

BTW: The thing that Mathieu just posted: I just went and fixed it for PM.Chamberlin~, so you might download it again and see if that fixes it.

#208764
Jul 25, 2011 at 3:10pm

works like a charm… actually it worked like science… charms don’t work.

anyway thank you!

#208765
Sep 6, 2011 at 7:24am

I just had the same problem and pasting the pkginfo inside the packages worked (I also had to do your PM.Chamberlin~ btw Peter (dated 22 aug)).

so, what should a developer do to make sure this never happens? When is the pkginfo created?
I looked around a bit in xcode and I found an option “Force Package Info Generation”, should that be ticked?
I never have this ticked and basically all my externals have the pkginfo file, except for 1 old one, but I don’t know why…

#208766
Sep 6, 2011 at 8:10am

Hi Timo,

this question might look better on the dev forum, but you’re correct, Force Package Info Generation should be set to ‘Yes’. If you use the maxmspsdk.xcconfig as a basic settings file (which is submitted with the Max SDK), then you’ll find the line ‘GENERATE_PKGINFO_FILE = YES’, which is the reason why you don’t have to set it manually in your externals (again, this is the case only if you use the mentioned file as a base for your XCode settings). It can happen, by chance, that you end up having a pkginfo in your external without having this option enabled, but that is, as I mentioned, pure chance (for instance, if you had a pkginfo in a generated external for some obscure reason and later you uncheck the ‘Force Package Info Generation’, then you won’t lose the already generated pkginfo file).

Hope this helps,
Ádám

#208767
Sep 6, 2011 at 9:14am

thanks Ádám , that clears things up (yes it should be in the dev forum :-) )

#208768

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