[PD] Compiling Pd in Sabayon

Alexandros Drymonitis adrcki at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 14:52:05 CET 2014

On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 8:10 PM, IOhannes m zmölnig <zmoelnig at iem.at> wrote:

> On 01/16/2014 11:50 AM, Alexandros Drymonitis wrote:
> > Having had some problems with audio drop outs in Ubuntu, I am now giving
> > Sabayon 14.01 a try. I'm trying to compile Pd, ./autogen.sh seemed to
> work
> > fine, but when I type ./configure --enable-jack things go wrong. At the
> end
> > of configure I get these messages:
> > ./configure: line 15417: syntax error near unexpected token `JACK,'
> > ./configure: line 15417: `    PKG_CHECK_MODULES(JACK, jack,
> have_jack=yes,
> ok, so there are a number of things here.
> the first thing you should always do when you are trying to compile Pd
> on a debian derivative (i don't know sabayon-14.01, but it sounds very
> much like a ubuntu derivative, which in turn is a debian derivative), is
> to install all the stuff Debian uses to build the "puredata" package.
> $ apt-get build-dep puredata
> it seems that the PKG_CHECK_MODULES macro has not been expanded in the
> configure file, which most likely means that you have ignored (or
> overseen) an error when running autogen.sh.
> you must install the `pkg-config` package, so that autotools know what
> to do with the PKG_CHECK_MODULES macro.
> as roman has noticed, th is not really Pd's configure but the one from
> portaudio.
> "pkg-config" will not be installed with the above apt-get command,
> because Debian completely disables the portaudio that comes with Pd (and
> uses the one installed in the "portaudio19-dev" package).
> in any case, you can disable portaudio, with the "--disable-portaudio"
> flag.
> as roman has also pointed out, this will only disable building
> portaudio, but will still try to run pa's configure (which is the one
> that fails). you can disable recursive configure invocation by adding
> the "--no-recursion" flag to configure.
> $ ./configure --disable-portaudio --disable-portmidi --no-recursion
> >
> > plus some other stuff that don't seem write (out of intuition, not
> > knowledge or experience) for example:
> > checking machine/soundcard.h usability... no
> > checking machine/soundcard.h presence... no
> > checking for machine/soundcard.h... no
> > checking for _oss_ioctl in -lossaudio... no
> nothing wrong here.
> >
> > I also got lots of warnings when I typed make, like:
> > msgfmt --check --tcl --locale=af -d . af.po
> > af.po:6: warning: header field 'Language' missing in header
> i don't know anything about this. but i guess it's not problematic (and
> in any case would only be related to i18n; so if you don't absolutely
> need a greek pd, i would ignore these warnings).
> fgmadsr
> IOhannes
> PS: debian already comes with puredata-0.45.4
My question is off topic, but since you mentioned it I'll write it here. I
downloaded a liveCD image from
during installation it got stuck at installing the grub boot loader.
was unable to install it to any partition of my hard drive (even the master
boot record). Anyone knows why this happens? Also, when setting up the
partitions, I assigned the free space I have for Linux to Ext4. I really
don't know if this is what I'm supposed to do, but it was the first choice,
and it was already chosen.

I tried the live image to check how it works on my laptop, but there was no
Pd installed there (or jack)...plus this image is 7.2 (i downloaded gnome
as I've no idea what's the difference between all these) and on debian's
main page you can get 7.3.
I guess this should go to some debian forum, but maybe IOhannes knows
better about the combination of debian and Pd..

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