[PD] path for gem help file (simple-basic question)

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Tue Mar 29 11:12:08 CEST 2005

ciccolix wrote:
> Hi all,

> I have decided to leave all in the sources folders in these positions:
> /home/sources/puredata/pd-0.38-4
> /home/sources/puredata/Gem
> Copying the content of the "help" folder of Gem in the "5.reference" 
> folder of PD the right-mouse-button on the gem object work fine.

with pd>=0.37 you shouldn't do it like that.

the help-files are searched (additionally, but with a higher priority) 
relatively to the place where the library was found.
so if your Gem.pd_linux is actually 
/home/sources/puredata/Gem/Gem.pd_linux then the references will be 
searched in /home/sources/puredata/Gem/help-Gem/*.pd
so you could just do a symbolic link from <...>/Gem/help to 

"make install" should put the help-files into <pdpath>/extra/help-Gem 
because Gem likes to install its binary into <pdpath>/extra/

> The question:
> how I can hold in different position the help-files of gem from those of 
> pd?

and you can always specify the help-path with the "-help-path"-flag (the 
only problem is, that Gem's reference patches explicitely have the 
"Gem/" in their name;
so if you specify a help-path "path/to/helppatches", the actual patches 
should be in "path/to/helppatches/Gem/" (i think...)


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