Problem opening UB Standalone

Dec 9, 2007 at 10:15am

Problem opening UB Standalone

This is my first time attempting to make a OSX standalone since I upgrade to Max 4.6. Every standalone I build does not open when I double click it, space moves aside for the standalone in the dock, but no icon appears and neither does the Max Runtime logo. When I search inside the package contents and double click the Unix Executable File for the program, the standalone opens fine.

I have tried this with a sample print patch to make sure it wasn’t my patch causing the problems. I also made sure to try making sure the patch and standalone were being made on the startup volume.

I am running Max/MSP 4.6.3 on OSX 10.4.11. I didn’t have this problem before moving to Max 4.6. Any suggestions?

Dec 9, 2007 at 9:10pm

Bug. Make sure you build the standalone on the boot disk/partition, or it won’t have its executable bit set.

Dec 9, 2007 at 9:38pm

As I mentioned in my first post, I made sure both the patch and the standalone were being saved to the startup volume. I already knew about the bug but thanks for mentioning it because it made me try it again and discover what my problem was. I guess working late at night I didn’t notice that I was trying to open the .app before Max had finished running the build script. This broke the app and resulted in a legit executable I could run by exploring inside the .app even though the .app wouldn’t open.


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