[PD] Compiling External for Linux

johnny zithers johnnyzithers at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 20:45:02 CEST 2012

Thanks! I got the template and adjusted as directed.
I am trying to make an external for Ubuntu, so I am following the debian

I have hit a problem with using cowbuilder, however.
Cowbuilder is installed, but when I run sudo cowbuilder --create I get the

"Package cowdancer is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only
available from another source
E: Package cowdancer has no installation candidate.."


That link recommends editing the /etc/pbuilderrc file, which is the
cowbuilder config file.
However, when I add the following line.. sudo cowbuilder --create just

Any help is appreciated ! Thanks

On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 10:07 AM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>wrote:

> Check out the LibraryTemplate, it includes a simple external written in C
> and builds on many platforms:
> https://puredata.info/docs/developer/LibraryTemplate/
> You can download a tarball here:
> https://puredata.info/downloads/template
> .hc
> On 09/18/2012 01:01 PM, johnny zithers wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have been looking through all the online documentation I can find, but
> still unsuccessful at compiling simple external (hello world example).
> I have looked through all the OSX/Windows docs to try and figure out what
> configuration my make file should have, but no luck.
> Needless to say I'm a n00b to creating my own makefiles.. any help is
> greatly appreciated!
> Thanks
> JZ
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