[PD] compiling pd vanilla problems on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Dec 28 20:52:39 CET 2009

Try the 0.43/pd-gui-rewrite branch, with the new autotools build  
system.  I think it should build properly on Mac OS X 64-bit:


If not, report problems here and I try to fix them and commit them.


On Dec 27, 2009, at 10:25 AM, Rich E wrote:

> On I go.
> Loading /usr/bin/wish turns out to be 64bit, but running pd from  
> Miller's pre-built app (or Pd-extended pre-built) creates a 32bit  
> version.  When compiling from source, I am making libPdTcl.dylib  
> 32bit, but wish's 'load' function thinks this is the wrong  
> architecture - I think then that wish needs to be run as 32bit, but  
> I can't figure out how to do this or how the pre-built app is doing  
> this.  I can't find any doc's on that load function, either (line 67  
> of pd.tk).
> I'm just shooting in the dark here, trying to conjure up some  
> advice.  I need to get pd compiled from source to work on an external.
> Rich
> On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 12:29 AM, Rich E <reakinator at gmail.com> wrote:
> I hope someone can help me fix the last problem on this list, it is  
> blocking me (libPdTcl.dylib wrong architecture).  I can't see why it  
> is detected as the wrong architecture, everything I check says it is  
> i386 compatible.
> I did remove alot from the configure.in file trying to get it work,  
> so maybe there is a problem there.  It is attached.
> merry christmas, feliz navidad és boldog karácsonzyt (i think I may  
> have barely missed it in my time)!
> - rich
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 4:44 AM, Rich E <reakinator at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am having problems compiling pd from Miller's website in OS X Snow  
> Leopard.  Basically, Pd fell behind Apple's updates.  Here are my  
> problems, fixes where I found them:
> - the configure script automatically adds -isysroot blah blah for  
> the 10.4 sdk, which doesn't work.  this line is removed.
> - the included portaudio (and more importantly, its coreaudio  
> components) with pd does not match the coreaudio framework included  
> with Snow Leopard.  There are lots of deprecations and finally  
> undeclared methods.  I tried just updating the source code from that  
> in portaudio's svn, but this led to further undefined calls that I  
> don't remember.
> - using '-disable-portaudio' doesn't do any good because it is  
> automatically added if you are on OS X (I wanted to just use jack  
> since portaudio is outdated).
> - I had to remove all '-arch' flags except i386 to get everything  
> linked.
> Okay, after that, it compiled. whew. Still, pd's gui will not run  
> because libPdTcl.dylib either isn't found or is the wrong  
> architecture, I still can't tell:
> $ pd -jack
> Error in startup script: dlopen(/usr/local/lib/pd/bin/../bin/ 
> libPdTcl.dylib, 10): no suitable image found.  Did find:
>     /usr/local/lib/pd/bin/../bin/libPdTcl.dylib: mach-o, but wrong  
> architecture
>     while executing
> "load $pd_guidir/bin/libPdTcl.dylib"
>     invoked from within
> "if {$pd_nt == 2} {
> # turn on James Tittle II's fast drawing
>     set tk::mac::useCGDrawing 1
> # anti-alias all lines that need it
>     set tk::mac::CGAnt..."
>     (file "/usr/local/lib/pd/bin/pd.tk" line 67)
> ^CPd: signal 2
> It is there, they are all i386 and tcl/tk are universal binaries, so  
> I don't know.  Anyone else?
> Running pd with no gui and jack works.
> regards,
> Rich
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