[PD] pd-extended help browser error

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Aug 19 15:55:30 CEST 2008

My guess is that it is caused by a some incompatibility of the  
version of Tcl/Tk you are using.  For example, Pd doesn't really work  
fully with 8.5.x yet


On Aug 18, 2008, at 12:28 PM, michael noble wrote:

> back again,
> Thanks all for the input last night.
> I only quickly had a look at pd-extended last night after  
> installing (0.40.3 on openSUSE 11) and opened a single patch and  
> tested audio.  It seemed to work.
> Returning today, I've come across an issue with the help browser.
> If I click on a category in the left pane and then attempt to click  
> on another, in the same pane, this results in an error which  
> prevents me selecting a new category.  I can still navigate in the  
> right pane, but the same thing happens again if I attempt to change  
> folder/category in any pane that is not the right-most.  I do not  
> get this behaviour with pd-vanilla.
> The actual error message is as follows, and appears in what I guess  
> is a Tcl/Tk message dialog
> window name "listbox1-list" already exists in parent
> window name "listbox1-list" already exists in parent
>     while executing
> "listbox "[set b "$base.listbox$count"]-list" -yscrollcommand   
> [list "$b-scroll" set] -height 20 -width 22 -exportselection 0"
>     (procedure "doc_make_listbox" line 12)
>     invoked from within
> "doc_make_listbox [winfo parent $width] $dir_to_open [incr count]"
>     (procedure "doc_navigate" line 7)
>     invoked from within
> "doc_navigate /usr/local/lib/pd/doc 0 .help_browser.frame.listbox0- 
> list 57 139"
>     (command bound to event)
> This doesn't stop operation of pd, but it does render the help  
> browser very unhelpful...
> any ideas?
> -michael
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