OSX Bug: Incorrect executable specified in Info.plist file

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OSX Bug: Incorrect executable specified in Info.plist file

Postby aPinecone » 2006-7-31 @ 05:27

Hi,

I've recently (yesterday) downloaded the latest version of DOSBox for OSX, and noted that double-clicking the application starts correctly from the mounted .dmg file, but does not start at all once copied out of the mounted .dmg file.

The issue is with DOSBox.app/Contents/Info.plist, where the executable to run is specified as:

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<key>CFBundleExecutable</key>
<string>DOSBox</string>


Whereas it should be specified as

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<key>CFBundleExecutable</key>
<string>DosBox</string>


...which fixes the problem.

This issue occures because Mac OS X allows users to have a case-insensitive filesystem, but it also allows a case-sensitive filesystem, where "DOSBox" and "DosBox" are different files.
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Re: OSX Bug: Incorrect executable specified in Info.plist file

Postby wd » 2006-8-02 @ 20:21

Hm but renaming the executable to DOSBox would work as well?
As that's how it is spelled officially.
Maybe that can be taken into account next time, thanks for noting this!
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