[PD] pd_darwin external woes

guenter geiger geiger at xdv.org
Thu Aug 14 12:46:31 CEST 2003

On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Phil Thomson wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm a newbie to pd, and I'm having probs with externals in os x. I have
> a bunch of externals in PD_DIR/extra/, all with the extension
> ".pd_darwin", but when I try to use one of these externals by creating
> an object and then typing the name of the external into it (without the
> extension of course), I get a "couldn't create" err msg. usually i start
> pd with only -rt as the flags; do I need additional flags or something?
> Do I have to somehow configure pd to look in a particular directory for
> externals? Do I have to do anything like a chmod +x to the externals?
> TIA.

You can debug these problems by starting pd with the -verbose flag.
This will show you how pd tries to load externals and abstractions.


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