Using macports dylibs without macports
ryandesign at macports.org
Thu Sep 17 11:08:35 PDT 2009
On Sep 17, 2009, at 12:51, Travis Griggs wrote:
> This is likely a very naive question(s). I have an application
> (.app). It makes use of CairoGrahics library (libcairo.dylib)
> provided by Macports. I have some users though, who are not going to
> install macports on their systems just so they can use my app. Can I
> just copy the appropriate dylibs to location of the executable down
> in the bowels of the .app and have it work correctly? Is there a way
> to achieve what I want?
Dynamic libraries and executables installed by MacPorts are not
relocatable. They're also only meant to be used on a single major
version of Mac OS X. These qualities make them not very suitable for
redistribution as part of your software.
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