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Registered: ‎04-25-2010
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Compile + Install On Mac



I installed the WebWorks SDK on my Mac machine (a Macbook Air).

When I open a Terminal window and run bbwp to compile I get:



-bash: bbwp: command not found



The same happens when I try to install.

I'm following these instructions:


Compile: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/developers/deliverables/23978/Compile_a_BlackBerry_Widget_application_...

Run: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/developers/deliverables/23978/Run_a_BlackBerry_Widget_on_the_Simulator...


Please advise.


Thank you!


Kind Regards,


Lennie De Villiers


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Re: Compile + Install On Mac

We have someone on the PlayBook WebWorks team looking into it

Tim Neil
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Re: Compile + Install On Mac

Hi Lennie...


You need to be in the same folder as bbwp and bbwp.exe or have it in your path.


While in that folder, to execute bbwp, you need a “./” in front of bbwp as that is the standard way to run a command from the current folder.


If it is in your path then you do not need the “./” and should be able to run from anywhere.


Hope this helps..



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David Burgess
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Re: Compile + Install On Mac

The other option is to create an Alias in terminal just directing to that folder.   To get where the folder is, just search bbwp in spotlight and find the unix executable file and then simply click and drag it into terminal.  Works like a charm for me.



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Re: Compile + Install On Mac

Ah! This is important to know. It was very frustrating not being able to get bbwp to respond to what I thought was a standard way to launch an application.