[PD] uh oh... more dumb pd/gem linux compile question

David Kendall dkendall at calarts.edu
Thu Jun 30 18:07:26 CEST 2005

Thanks for the advice Iohannes. I think I will give the CVS version of
GEM a shot. I have not yet used a CVS, but I would imagine everything I
need to know is documented clearly enough to make that process
relatively straightfoward.

Then I suppose I will go to rpmfinder.net, and download libjpeg-devel,
libtiff-devel, libftgl-devel, freetype2-devel and ImageMagick++-devel.
If any of those libraries are installed in my OS, then I think that the
OS will notify me, and I can skip installation for those libraries.

As I install, I will make sure to pay attention to the config.h file, so
I can know where GEM is looking for its libraries.

I will report back to you with exactly what libraries I end up using in
the install process.


David K.

> it doesn't need to be somewhere near pd (though m_pd.h should be in an 
> accesible path, like /usr/local/include or the like)
> what i meant in the docs is:
> if GemLibs are here: /path/to/wherever/GemLibs/
> then Gem's config.h-file should be here: 
> /path/to/wherever/Gem/src/Base/config.h
> (or, alternatively, if the gem-sources come with version-number)
> /path/to/wherever/gem-0.90/src/Base/config.h
> anyhow, it might well be that the GemLibs are not needed altogether on 
> your distribution (i'm no specialist with fedora)
> provided by GemLibs are following libraries:
>   libjpeg
>   libtiff
>   GLTT + freetype
> but all of them are most probably outdated
> if it is an option for you, i would try to install (at least) the 
> following development-packages from your distribution (probably the 
> names are not 100% correct)
>   libjpeg-devel
>   libtiff-devel
>   libftgl-devel + freetype2-devel
> hint: try to not use GLTT, but rather FTGL!
> hint: if you are using the CVS-version of Gem (i'd recommend this), you 
> can additionally use ImageMagick++-devel AND all of the image-libraries 
> (jpeg, tiff, imagemagick) are _optional_ (this is: Gem will still 
> compile and run (with limited functionality though) if you don't have 
> any or one of this libraries)
> please report back which packages did work for you.
> mfg.asd.r
> IOhannes

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