[PD] issues installing pd-ext on ubuntu intrepid 868

João Pais jmmmpais at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 6 14:23:52 CET 2009

> > I had several topics about compiling pd-ext (latest night build) on my
> 686
> > desktop:
> >
> > - is it possible to add a line to INSTALL.TXT saying that ubuntu users
> must
> > install tcl/tk-dev, and *not just* tcl/tk? That saves time and pacience
> from
> > checking the list. (same applies also to pd van)
> Well, that applies to *every* software that you compile on your own: You
> always need the -dev or -devel packages (Fedora) installed.

Now I know about it. I'm just saying that for anyone new, the same will
happen again.

> > - it would be also good that this file indicates which tcl/tk version is
> > suitable to use with pd. I assumed the most actual version would be good,
> so
> > I installed tcl/tk 8.5. Although it did build etc, when I try to run pd
> it
> > complains that
> >
> > /usr/local/lib/pd/bin/pd-gui: error while loading shared libraries:
> > libtk8.4.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> >
> > which I guess it means that tcl/tk 8.4 is necessary
> Here Pd runs just fine with 8.5. Are you sure that version is the
> version you have just compiled and not an older version lying around?
> Check with "ls -l".

I have no other versions around, this system is quite new. I just downloaded
the night build from 05-01.
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