mysql object: package spills its contents

    Jun 18 2006 | 10:33 am
    OK, so I'm using Bill Orcutt's MySQL object on one machine (Max/MSP
    4.5.7, OS X 10.4.6) and it works fine. The external is "mysql.mxo",
    complete with icon, although it appears to be something akin to a
    bundle internally.
    I copy it across to a second machine, and the bundling breaks: I just
    see the "mysql.mxo" directory with all its contents. And Max/MSP
    (Runtime on this machine) cannot load it.
    As far as I know, the two machines (a TiBook and a Mac mini) are
    pretty much identical system-wise and Max-installation-wise, but
    downloading the MySQL object from directly on the Mac
    mini doesn't fix the problem. Is there some "bundle bit" manipulation
    needed, or some permissions issue?
    Aside: I've been thinking about a minor refactoring the
    SQL package (
    so that it would support connection to external MySQL databases, as
    well as the embedded HSQLDB database. This would seem to be a good
    time to do that, except that (predictably) I have an installation
    work going live in less than a week... But hey, what's contingency
    time for?
    -- N.
    nick rothwell -- composition, systems, performance -- http://