[PD] pd compilation problem

James Tittle II tigital at mac.com
Tue Feb 24 17:41:16 CET 2004


...this is a longstanding problem with the configure script on OSX:  
all versions of osx come with libtcl8.3, but not libtk...(also, the 
configure script includes lots of x11 stuff, which isn't necessary for 

...however, the configure script & make also include and link to 
frameworks for tcl and tk (assuming they are installed in 
/Library/Frameworks), and frameworks take precedence over the libs, so 
the sum result is ok (just don't think about it too much)...

...otoh, you can link against the tcl/tk in fink, but then you are 
building an x11 version of pd...this works well, but there are many 
other things to change beyond just the makefile...if interested, search 
the pd-list archives for "x11 osx", as this has been discussed 


On Feb 24, 2004, at 7:22 AM, plessas at sbox.tugraz.at wrote:

> Hi Everyone!
> running a ./configure on osx and got the following:
> checking for main in -ltcl8.7... no
> checking for main in -ltcl8.6... no
> checking for main in -ltcl8.5... no
> checking for main in -ltcl8.4... no
> checking for main in -ltcl8.3... yes
> checking for main in -ltk8.3... no
> no tk library found
> tried with -libpath=/sw/lib
> but had no effect.
> i have two icl/tk installed, one that comes with osx by default and 
> another one
> via fink
> this might just be a small error in my paths, or ./configure flags, 
> but if
> anyone has a quick idea about how to solve this... :-)
> have a nice time
> Peter~
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