Converts any executable to a non-self-contained mac app bundle which depends on system libraries. Other converters often have problems when complex dependencies (e.g. PyQt) must be included. shallow-appify avoids these problems by referencing present system libraries.
The latest version is available from PyPI:
pip install shallow-appify
If you use Arch Linux or one of its derivatives, you can also install
shallow-appify from the
yay -S shallow-appify
usage: shallow-appify [-h] [-d EXECUTABLE_ROOT_PATH] [-e ENVIRONMENT_VARS [ENVIRONMENT_VARS ...]] [-i ICON_PATH] [-g GROUP] [-n] [-o APP_PATH] [-v VERSION_STRING] [--conda CONDA_REQ_FILE] [--conda-channels CONDA_CHANNELS [CONDA_CHANNELS ...]] [--extension-makefile EXTENSION_MAKEFILE] executable_path Creates a runnable application for Mac OS X with references to system libraries. The result is a NON-self-contained app bundle. positional arguments: executable_path Sets the executable that is started when the app is opened. optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -d EXECUTABLE_ROOT_PATH, --executable-directory EXECUTABLE_ROOT_PATH Defines the executable root directory that will be included in the app. -e ENVIRONMENT_VARS [ENVIRONMENT_VARS ...], --environment ENVIRONMENT_VARS [ENVIRONMENT_VARS ...] Specifies which environment variables -- set on the current interpreter startup -- shall be included in the app bundle. -i ICON_PATH, --icon ICON_PATH Image file that is used for app icon creation. It must be quadratic with a resolution of 1024x1024 pixels or more. -g GROUP, --group GROUP Developer group name that is saved to the internal app plist. -n, --hidden Hides the app icon in the dock when given. -o APP_PATH, --output APP_PATH Sets the path the app will be saved to. -v VERSION_STRING, --version VERSION_STRING Specifies the version string of the program. --conda CONDA_REQ_FILE (Python only) Creates a miniconda environment from the given conda requirements file and includes it in the app bundle. Can be used to create self-contained python apps. --conda-channels CONDA_CHANNELS [CONDA_CHANNELS ...] (Python only) A list of custom conda channels to install packages that are not included in the main anaconda distribution. --extension-makefile EXTENSION_MAKEFILE (Python only) Path to a makefile for building python extension modules. The makefile is called with the target "app_extension_modules" and a variable "PYLIBPATH" that holds the path to the conda python library.