[PD] mapping: path setting hell

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Wed Apr 8 07:18:23 CEST 2009

Hans-Christoph Steiner hat gesagt: // Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> Yes, there is some absurdity to this conversation.  I guess Frank and I 
> have been doing this for so long, its just part of a game we play ;-)
> Anyway, I could give the instructions in one step:
> 1. use Pd-extended ;-)

But that's exactly what I mean: "mapping" IMO has become promotion material for
pd-extended, but increasingly hard to use for users of newer Pd versions or
alternative distributions.

> I don't think many newbies really want to get into the nitty-gritty of  
> hand-built Pd installs, but this conversation did make me smooth out the 
> installation process.  Before, the 10 steps were for creating a library 
> from scratch.  I think its pretty simple considering.  Now, the libraries 
> are pre-built in SVN, so you only need to:
> 1. cd /path/to/your/extra (or wherever you want to install stuff)
> 2. svn co http://pure-data.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pure-data/trunk/externals/mapping
> 3. svn co http://pure-data.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pure-data/trunk/abstractions/purepd
> 4. pd -lib libdir -lib purepd -lib mapping

You cheat a bit here: "svn co whereverlibdiris; make libdir", and I don't know,
if help-files in mapping work then - with just your sets they won't. And you
still have the requirement of putting the directories mapping and purepd into a
directory in the pd path like "extra", so it's still four paths to set, just
like I wrote in my first mail.


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