[PD] extended compilation nightmares...

michael noble looplog at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 15:54:27 CEST 2008


I know its not the most fashionable of distros, but I've been trying to get
my head around setting up an installation of pd for openSuse 11.
Unfortunately, not even vanilla is in the repos.  This aside, I know I will
need externals, and would prefer learning pd from the comforts that extended
provides, so I'd like to build extended.

I've had a go at following the various conflicting readmes, inevitably
getting stuck at some point.  The bigger problem is I don't really
understand "why" I'm doing what I'm doing, and as such would really like to.

So here's the first questions in no doubt a long series of questions that
will demonstrate my ignorance, stupidity and inability to "search the
archives" (which I have repeatedly) just so I can get this built and up and

Why, after downloading a package called "source" (
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pure-data/Pd-0.40.3-extended.tar.bz2), do I
then need to download the source via a cvs download script
(Pd-0.40.3-extended/scripts/checkout-developer-layout.sh)?  Or do I not need
to download the latter and only make the former (which seems to fail for
want of Gem, which I don't really want anyway)?

color me confused...

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