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

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Jan 6 16:27:18 CET 2009

There are lots of docs for all this stuff here:

INSTALL.txt is only easily modifyable by Miller, since it is part of  
pd-vanilla.  That chunk of the website is a wiki, so anyone can  

Also, Pd-extended 0.40.3 doesn't work well with Tcl/Tk 8.5, there are  
some display issues.  So stick with tcl84 for Pd-extended for now.   
Part of the current pd-devel effort is to make things work well on Tcl  


On Jan 6, 2009, at 8:23 AM, João Pais wrote:

> > 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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