[PD] I am a new user confused as to why I cant get GEM object to work.

Simon Wise simonzwise at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 09:11:06 CET 2009

Max wrote:
> There is no need for X11 if you want to use GEM.
> only PDP/PidiP and Gridflow depend on X11, but you said you want to run 
> GEM.
> the errors you posted suggest that you probably use a build for intel in 
> a PPC machine or the other way round.
> make sure you have downloaded the right version for your architecture:
> http://puredata.info/downloads

it seems that Gem also depends on X11 libraries - for the font stuff I 
guess??, quoting the earlier post ...

 >>>Just installed X11 from OSX 10.4 dvd
 >>> I get the following on start up
 >>> libdir loader $Revision: 1.8 $
 >>> 	written by Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>
 >>> 	compiled on Jul 29 2008 at 03:24:20
 >>> 	compiled against Pd version 0.40.3.extended
 >>> /Applications/Pd-extended.app/Contents/Resources/extra/Gem/
 >>> Gem.pd_darwin: dlopen(/Applications/Pd-extended.app/Contents/
 >>> Resources/extra/Gem/Gem.pd_darwin, 10): Library not loaded: /usr/
 >>> X11R6/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib
 >>>  Referenced from: /Applications/Pd-extended.app/Contents/Resources/
 >>> extra/Gem/Gem.pd_darwin
 >>>  Reason: no suitable image found.  Did find:
 >>> 	/usr/X11R6/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib: mach-o, but wrong architecture
 >>> Gem: can't load library

the 10.4 DVD may be the wrong version, or possibly this library is left 
over from an earlier attempt to install X11?


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