[PD] Gridflow path / startup & the helpbrowser on multiple systems

ALAN BROOKER alan.brooker2010 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 23:37:33 CEST 2011

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 8:25 PM, rene beekman <r at raakvlak.net> wrote:
> OK, I'm confused.
> I have the latest versions of Gridflow installed on both Mac OS 10.6 and
> Ubuntu 10.4 and I'm having a problem configuring the Ubuntu installation the
> way I want it to work (somehow, the Mac installation does exactly what I
> need - intended or not - while Ubuntu is being stubborn).
> I want to load the Gridglow library only through [import gridflow] (mostly
> because it conflicts with [range] which I do use a lot - that's a topic for
> a different discusion), but I also want to have the gridflow help files
> accesible from the helpbrowser.

try doing it manually : copy the gridflow help folder  and place it
/usr/lib/pd/doc and next time you load up pd it will be in the help
browser.... There is probably a better way of doing tho

> Both systems have Pd-extended 0.42.5 installed.
> On both systems, I have paths set to .../gridflow/abstractions and
> .../gridflow/depricated (this seems to be part of the Gridflow setup?
> because I don't remember having set these manually)
> On both systems, there is no "gridflow" entry in Startup.
> On the Mac, [import gridflow] works.
> On Ubuntu, it generates a "can't load library in 'gridflow'" error. I can
> only get Gridflow to load if I add the path to it to Startup.
> On the Mac, all Gridflow help files show up in the helpbrowser, under a
> separate directory.
> On Ubuntu, the Gridflow help files do not show up at all.
> How do I make the Ubuntu installation behave as if it was a Mac ? :)
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