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 maxobjects.com 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 loadbang.net SQL package (http://www.loadbang.net/space/Software/net.loadbang-SQL) 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:// www.cassiel.com