[PD] gem: can't load library

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Mon Jan 7 06:09:40 CET 2008

On Sun, 2008-01-06 at 19:13 -0800, Agent Engram wrote:
> i figured out how to build pd, i needed the tcl-devel stuff.
> i was hoping that Gem built with it but alas that would be too easy.

gem is an external and not part of pd.

> when I run: pd -lib gem i get...
> gem: can't load library
because there is no gem installed.

> so do I have to build Gem? that is a major pain in linux... 

this has nothing to do with linux. Gem is an extension, that provides
additional funcionality to pd, which isn't in the focus of puredata
itself. this is completely unrelated to the operating system. in fact,
there are many ways to get Gem without having to build it. 

- download the gem binaries from the gem site
- install a gem-package from your distro (i know that debian based
distros include gem)
- download and install pd-extended (which contains both, pd and gem, and
a lot of other externals) 

just in case you decide to build gem yourself, don't forget to install
also the dev-package for each dependecy.


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