[PD] Debian packages on Sid - missing externals]

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Wed Aug 25 17:40:03 CEST 2004


Matthias Blau wrote:

> IOhannes m zmoelnig schrieb:
>> you have to add the path to the iemabs to your command-line options: 
>> "-path /usr/lib/pd/iemabs" (or similar, cannot remember)
> hm, there is only /usr/lib/pd/extra where some of the *.pd_linux files 
> corresponding to the respective iemlib ojects are. These are the objects 
> that *can* be loaded. Problem is that not all iemlib objects have such a 
> file here.

I checked it: Indeed the IEM abstractions are not part of the
pd-externals package. Could you please do a bug report to the Debian
Bug tracking System so the maintainer remembers to find a solution?

If you never did this, here's a tiny intro: First "apt-get install
bug", then call "bug pd-externals" and follow the instructions. "man
bug" will be of help, too.

A good solution IMO would be to either include the iem-abstractions a
"pd-abstractions" package with requirements or strong recommendation
to iemlib and what else is needed by the abstractions, or to add the
iemabs to pd-externals. (I would prefer the first solution.)

Meanwhile, Matthias, you can get the missing abstractions most easily
by getting the source for pd-externals: "apt-get source pd-externals".
Then look for a folder called "iemabs" there and add this to your
"-path" in .pdrc

Frank Barknecht

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