[PD] adding to file searchpath on pd-extended broken on OS 10.4?

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Mon Feb 16 04:49:33 CET 2009

Maybe it makes sense to use [declare] to embed the path setting in the  
patch with plugin~.


On Feb 15, 2009, at 10:21 AM, John Harrison wrote:

> I wanted to add to the file searchpath for Pd-extended so I went to  
> Prefs -> Path... and chose "new". From there I get a dialog box and  
> am able to choose the path I wish to add. All good so far.
> But when I click "apply" after adding the path I get some  
> hesitation, then:
> error: +/Applications/Pd-0.41.4-extended-20090126.app/Contents/ 
> Resources/extra/hcs: no such object
> error: +/Applications/Pd-0.41.4-extended-20090126.app/Contents/ 
> Resources/extra/hcs: no such object
> in the Pd console. The path does not seem to be added and if I  
> restart Pd, the path I added is not on the list of paths. This is  
> the case for the released Pd-extended 0.40-3 as well as the nightly  
> builds of 0.41.4 for OS X 10.4 Intel.
> Even if I had added the path, though it probably wouldn't have  
> solved my problem: I was trying to find a platform-independent (at  
> least for OS X and Linux) way for pd to find gverb using |plugin~|.  
> On OS X from the terminal if I do:
> export LADSPA_PATH=/Applications/audacity/plug-ins
> open Pd-0.41.4-extended-20090126.app
> then |plugin~| finds gverb successfully. But I wanted to find a way  
> to extend the LADSPA_PATH ideally from a Pd patch itself or, short  
> of this, without having to go to the terminal to start Pd. Of course  
> the location of gverb is different between Linux and OS X and what  
> I'm looking for is an easy way for |plugin~| in Pd to find gverb on  
> either platform. Ideas?
> Thanks,
> -John
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