I have written a (GUI) Python script which requires one external file and one module (in a folder). In order to package this script for distribution to others, I am using the following application file structure:
└── Contents ├── Info.plist └── MacOS ├── colors.py ├── MainScript.py └── <module> ├── <module files>
Info.plist looks like this:
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>CFBundleExecutable</key> <string>MainScript.py</string> </dict> </plist>
MainScript.py begins with
#!/usr/bin/env python3 and was made executable with
When I double click the .app, it momentarily appears in the dock then vanishes. The strange part is that
open MyApp.app does work correctly when in the enclosing folder (as well as ./MainScript.py when in the MacOS folder). What am I doing wrong?