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10-14-2009, 08:46 AM
Hello All,

For a particular Mac OS X binary, I need the carbon framework. There is no problem with the linking with the Carbon framework.
I use -framework Carbon

Now, when I do
#otool -L a.out
I see this
/System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Carbon (compatibility version 2.0.0, current version 128.0.0)

Now my doubt here is that, is the above library available by default with every Mac machine ?I want to be sure before I allow other users to use it.

Thanks in advance...

10-14-2009, 12:04 PM
The Carbon framework is part of the basic OS X install. You can search the receipts for all the installed packages (exactly how depends on which OS X version you have) to see which one actually supplied it (on 10.4, it's BaseSystem.pkg).