[PD] pd-extended 0.43 default settings don't load libdir? + font question

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 26 05:24:13 CEST 2011

>From: Jacob Lee <artdent at gmail.com>
>To: pd-list <pd-list at iem.at>
>Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2011 10:46 PM
>Subject: [PD] pd-extended 0.43 default settings don't load libdir? + font question
>I've finally got pd-extended 0.43 mostly working when built from
>source. I filed a few bugs this afternoon (thanks for the quick
>fixes!) and now I have just a couple more problems. I would file them
>as bugs, but I don't understand enough of the internals to quite
>figure out what's going on, and they might be interesting to the
>general list.
>#1 - The stock default.pdextended file, from packages/linux_make,
>doesn't include libdir on its list of libraries to load. This means
>all of the formerly-builtin objects from "vanilla" don't get loaded,
>making for a pretty broken environment. Should libdir be added to that
>list? Or is there some other mechanism that is supposed to ensure
>libdir is always loaded? (On a related note, the PACKAGE_TYPE=tarbz2
>method of installation includes default.pdextended in the tarball, but
>the generated install makefile doesn't put it anywhere.)
>#2 - Pd can't find any fonts other than Courier. This might actually
>be a tk problem, based on the following tclsh session:
>% package require Tk
>% font families
>{fangsong ti} fixed {clearlyu alternate glyphs} {courier 10 pitch}
>{open look glyph} {bitstream charter} {song ti} {open look cursor}
>newspaper {clearlyu ligature} mincho {clearlyu devangari extra}
>{clearlyu pua} dotum clearlyu clean nil {clearlyu arabic} {clearlyu
>devanagari} batang {standard symbols l} gothic {clearlyu arabic extra}
>That list is short and doesn't include e.g. DejaVu Sans Mono, which is
>installed on my system via the ttf-dejavu package. I've noticed that
>the standard default.pdextended includes
>/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType on the search path,
>and I tried adding /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu to that list
>to see if it would help, but no dice. I couldn't figure out from the
>code how e.g. $sys_searchpath affects Tcl's font search path. Anyone
>have any ideas what could be going wrong?

I get fewer fonts recognized under wish8.4 than I do under wish8.5.
I just force it to use tcl/tk 8.5 and things seem to look ok.


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