no library dependencies

Raphael Straub raphael at
Wed Nov 11 10:19:32 PST 2009

David Cake wrote:
> 	I'd like to have binaries of a couple of tools that have no  
> dependencies on other libraries within MacPorts (dvdauthor and  
> ffmpeg, specifically). Essentially, I'd like to include them within  
> an app bundle and control them directly from NSTask, rather than  
> require installation of local versions.
> 	 Is there a way to do this within, or mostly within, MacPorts  
> (given I already have normal MacPorts versions installed and working  
> fine)?

The easiest way to do this is to use the "macho_standalone" script on  
a copy of the dvdauthor and ffmpeg binaries from MacPorts that you put  
inside an application bundle, see

Or you can change install names manually by using "install_name_tool".

But remember that the resulting binary is only guaranteed to work on  
the same major Mac OS X version as your MacPorts installation.


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