[PD] save search path 0.43 OSX

András Murányi muranyia at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 21:26:59 CET 2012

Ugh, I more and more tend to think that this info shall be directly
accessible from the affected dialog window. Many people may think their Pd
is just broken and they might just have no idea what to do about it.


On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 20:59, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at> wrote:

> Setting the paths and the libraries to load at start time via the
> preferences is deprecated in Pd-extended 0.43.  The way to do this is:
> * for the global path, add your libraries, etc. to the built-in user path:
> http://puredata.info/docs/faq/how-do-i-install-externals-and-help-files
> * for a path local to a patch, use the new [path] object, following the
> interface of [import] with the functionality of [declare -path]
> If you really want to still set the paths via the preferences, you can
> edit the preferences file, and Pd-extended will still load them from the
> preferences file.
> So in your case, Scott, it sounds like you are using a preferences file
> that has your extra paths in it already. The Preferences interface in
> Pd-extended 0.43 no longer saves the paths to the file, so it doesn't
> override your previously saved extra paths.  Try renaming or deleting your
> preferences file.
> .hc
> On Feb 18, 2012, at 2:05 PM, Scott R. Looney wrote:
> well, just to add my experience i think i can set search paths correctly,
> but i would like to add that it seems to be quite difficult to have more
> than one instance of PD-extended 0.43 on the computer (trying mac OS 10.6.4
> w/ 32bit and 64bit builds) making it a bit challenging to check one build's
> operation/stability against another on the same computer.
> for example, the help browser shows all instances of installed objects on
> the computer, and then console complains about multiple versions of files
> existing. i've tried deleting the extra paths that show up to limit things,
> which works temporarily, but on the next startup it just reverts back to
> grabbing everything it can find again. it works the same in every .43
> pd-extended build i've tried so far (several version of both 32 and 64 bit
> builds in Dec/Jan). putting things on other drives doesn't work either - it
> will find those paths as well.
> scott
> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Joson Android <
> joson.android at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Dear List!
>> i love pd-extended-0.43 !! but i cannot add any search path in the
>> prefferences. It will show my new settings right when i make changes but
>> wont save anything. It prints "ripts/../extra/mapping: no such object" in
>> the pd-window. It works in pd-extended-0.42.5 . Should there be a file
>> where pd saves the path? Where is it?
>> Also, when i make changes in 0.42.5, 0.43 will know about them on next
>> startup.
>> I use OSX10.6.7 and the latest autobuild of xi386 version of
>> 0.43.1-extended.
>> Maybe it is the fault of chaotic me and chaotic computer, so i deleted
>> all old versions of pd, but that didn't help...
>> Johnny
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