[PD] Re: off thread
hans at eds.org
Fri Oct 10 15:52:59 CEST 2003
On Friday, Oct 10, 2003, at 03:16 America/New_York, chris clepper wrote:
> Why are you suggesting fink at all for the OSX version of GEM?? There
> are no fink packages that will work with GEM - everything needed comes
> with OSX (and is for the most part far better than what you could pull
> out of fink anyway). So simply put: there are precisely 0 things to
> install on an OSX box to get GEM working. You can take a Mac out of
> the shrink-wrap, boot it, download or copy the pd and GEM binaries
> onto the machine and start using them both. I've actually done this.
This is great. I initially thought GEM needed glut from fink, but I
have since been corrected. The MacOS X installer includes PDP, which
does need additional libs, so that's why I recommend:
sudo apt-get install gsl-shlibs libpng-shlibs libpng3 libpng3-shlibs
libquicktime0-shlibs libmpeg libmpeg-shlibs ffmpeg
As for this last response, I guess I wasn't thinking about GEM
problems, just the fink problem...
> Any problems with loading GEM have to do with incorrect paths or
> permissions or the like, and problems running GEM almost always come
> down to hardware problems or someone is trying to run it on a system
> prior to 10.2. I guess we'll have to throw a big error message in the
> startup informing users of the latter.
Good to know. I support as many error messages as possible. Verbose
error messages make things much easier to troubleshoot, especially when
the problem is sent to you in an email.
>> You should post such questions to the list, not just to me.
>> http://fink.sourceforge.net/pdb/package.php/gsl-shlibs is the
>> packages that you need. apt-get won't work, you'll need to:
>> fink install gsl-shlibs
>> and you need to use the fink 'unstable' sources.
>> .pdrc should be in the the home folder of the account you normally
>> log in as. Open a new window in Terminal.app, open a new window in
>> Terminal.app, type "cd". That is where it should go.
>>> But i still have the "couldn't create" error messages to gemwin,
>>> etc. The Gem patches just appear without cords, unconnected
>>> objects. (
>>> i have already installed the other libs through Fink:
>>> sudo apt-get install glut glut-shlibs gsl-shlibs libpng-shlibs
>>> libpng3-shlibs libquicktime0-shlibs libmpeg libmpeg-shlibs ffmpeg
>>> but as you can see here:
>>> there are no packages of gsl-shlibs...though i think that wouldn't
>>> be the reason for Gem not loading.
>>> [i have added to the fink.config tree th lines to search also for
>>> the unstable sources]
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