[PD] mapping: path setting hell

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Wed Apr 8 07:28:12 CEST 2009

On Apr 8, 2009, at 1:18 AM, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Hallo,
> 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.

How about checking whether help files work before reporting the  
problem?  You only need to install libdir once.  Plus if you use the  
latest version of libdir, then 'extra' can be any folder in the path.   
I suggest one of these:



> Ciao
> -- 
> Frank
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