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Re: [Bug-gnubg] MacOS build: Convert GnuBG to use relative paths?

From: Michael Petch
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] MacOS build: Convert GnuBG to use relative paths?
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:31:02 -0700
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On 2015-01-10 10:07 AM, Scott Bronson wrote:
> Currently, GnuBG can ONLY be installed in /Applications.  If installed 
> anywhere
> else, it silently fails to launch.
> Is this easy to fix?  Or, would GnuBG be open to patches?
> I see two uses of absolute paths that would need to be fixed:
> - The launch script hard-codes the path:
>   GNUBGPATH="/Applications/Gnubg.app/Contents/MacOS"
> - The libraries are linked using absolute paths: [1]

I make the GNUBG builds and I won't be doing it. I don't have time. I
did manage to build a version years ago (with some glitches) that was
relocatable. I build from MacPorts and some of the libraries we rely on
also don't work well using relative paths. I changed all the paths to be
relative in the binaries and then had to hack some of the libraries 9the
source code that relied on absolute paths. Maybe those libraries have
been changed over the years.

As it stands the official binaries won't be changing unless other people
wish to do it. Making it absolute with in /Applications is much simpler
from a maintenance/release standpoint.

Michael Petch
GNU Backgammon Maintainer / Developer
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