[PD] Pd can't find its help files
IOhannes m zmölnig
zmoelnig at iem.at
Tue Feb 9 22:33:05 CET 2016
On 02/09/2016 09:55 PM, Andrea wrote:
current Pd is Pd-0.46; 0.43 is *several* years old.
> on Linux/x86_64
this is a kernel.
it does not say very much about your system.
> while Pd is installed in /opt/pkg/bin/
esp, /opt/pkg/bin is *not* a standard path for Pd.
Pd usually installs into *standard* /usr/local/ paths, and uses a
hierarchy like this:
the pd binary will search for help-patches for built-ins relative to its
so which is your system? suse, arch, foonix,...?
who installed Pd into these non-standard paths (a package? a friend?
you?). go blame them :-)
> can't seem to find its help files. I have the
> path in ~/.pdsettings :
> path1: /opt/pkg/share/doc/pd/doc
this is a search-path for *objectclasses* (abstractions, externals,...).
it is *not* a search-path for help-patches.
> So, Pd isn't even looking in /opt/pkg/share/... - path1
you *can* add a help-path using the cmdline flag "-helppath":
pd -helppath /opt/pkg/share/doc/pd/doc/5.reference
(you can also add the "-helppath" to the "flags:" line in .pdsettings.)
but you *really* should fix your Pd *installation* instead.
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