[PD] GEM help patches not found on Windows XP
r at raakvlak.net
Sun Sep 13 19:46:40 CEST 2009
On Sep 13, 2009, at 20:38, John Harrison wrote:
> BTW you might confirm that the 8.3 filename for Program Files is
> indeed PROGRA~1 on your system... I think it usually is but you can
> check that from the command line. I think there's a flag in the dir
> command to show you the 8.3 filename...or you can use old skool
> COMMAND.COM and see what it lists the directory as...at least this
> is what I recall. No Windows machine around to check...
> On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 11:02 AM, <r at raakvlak.net> wrote:
> I'm trying to get Pd to find the GEM help patches for its objects,
> but am having no luck so far.
> Default installation of pd-extended (version 0.40.3) keeps giving me
> 'sorry, couldn't find help patch for ...' messages
> I've added the path C/Program Files/pd/extra/Gem to paths. Still no
> I have noticed that the folder with GEM helpfiles appear to be in
> two locations; /extra and /doc/5.reference - is this normal?
> All other helpfiles seem to work without a problem, just can't get
> Gem to behave :S
> BTW, I've seen this identical problem on every windows installation
> I know (over half a dozen), including 1 under a virtual machine on
> Mac OS X.
> The Mac-native version of pd-extended does not have this problem.
> The problem is compounded by Pd starting a new instance when you
> double-click a patch under Windows.
> If it would open in the same intance, I'd just have a window with
> help patches open...
> Any help in solving this would be greatly appreciated.
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