[PD] [PD-announce] DesireData 2007.06.27

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sat Jul 7 04:49:52 CEST 2007

On Thu, 28 Jun 2007, Kevin McCoy wrote:

> I am really excited to try desiredata, looks like everything compiled
> ok, did a make install and messed up my existing pd install I guess :)
> I should have read more carefully before make install.

What you can do is use a different prefix. For example, distro packages 
are configured with --prefix=/usr while the default is --prefix=/usr/local 
so you can install desiredata while still running pd by typing /usr/bin/pd 

Instead you may also use the same --prefix with two or more manually 
installed versions of a program, e.g. pd-0.40, pd-devel-0.39, 
desiredata-cvs. They will share the same filenames in the same locations 
and you can switch between them quite quickly by typing "make install" in 
the source folder of the version that you want to use. (It's quick if it 
doesn't have to be recompiled)

> "/usr/local/bin/pd: error while loading shared libraries: libpd.so:
> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"
> libpd.so is in /usr/local/lib
> Any ideas on how to get it connected and usable? I am on Ubuntu Studio 7.04

Edit /etc/ld.so.conf or equivalent and add /usr/local/lib to it. I don't 
understand why any distro would avoid supporting something as common as 
/usr/local but that's exactly what it does. Another way to support that 
directory without having to be root (sudo...) and without having to use 
ldconfig, is to set (or modify) the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable 

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