[PD] Errors building PD from source

Nicholas Mariette nicholas.mariette at limsi.fr
Thu Jul 2 17:34:06 CEST 2009

hi Ian,

I don't know about fixing the build errors, but I have another  
solution for making a custom Pd bundle that opens on other machines,  
with desired settings.

I outlined my process in an email to the pd list a year ago:

Maybe this approach will work for you?


Nicholas Mariette

Audio and Acoustics group
LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France
nicholas.mariette at limsi.fr

On Jul 2, 2009, at 4:34 AM, Ian Andrews wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm trying to build Pd-0.42-5 on Mac OSX 10.5.5 intel (tk/tcl8.5.7)  
> It compiles ok but when I go to make it gives the following errors:
> /SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk             -arch i386 -arch ppc -Wno-error - 
> O2  -o ../bin/pd-watchdog s_watchdog.c
> ld: library not found for -lcrt1.10.5.o
> ld: library not found for -lcrt1.10.5.o
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> lipo: can't open input file: /var/folders/JJ/JJlSAMjyENGNhM-Li9ZWvE++ 
> +TI/-Tmp-//ccl7yaI2.out (No such file or directory)
> make: *** [../bin/pd-watchdog] Error 1
> As far as I can see from the man file ld searches first in /usr/lib.  
> In /usr/lib there is a file called crt1.10.5.o
> Anyone know what's going on?
> I have also tried compiling Pd-0.41.4-extended but contrary to the  
> install instructions there is no configure file in the src  
> directory , just configure.in. Not quite sure how to proceed here.
> Before anyone says 'why not use the binary' I'm building from source  
> because I want to be able to start up PD from a shell script with  
> various flags. IOW I need PD to start up and load a patch, set the  
> correct output device, etc. automatically and reliably. Its for a  
> gallery installation.  Any suggestion of alternative strategies  
> would be welcome.
> I'm fairly new to pd but I have been building from source on Macosx  
> and linux for a few years. Usually I can work it out. This time I'm  
> really stuck.
> ian
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