[PD] Py/pyext not recognized...

IOhannes m zmölnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Sun May 10 20:56:49 CEST 2020

On 5/10/20 12:52 AM, Raphael Raccuia wrote:
> Hi list,
> I cant't make it working. I use PD 0.48 and
> 0.50 on another system, I tried to install from Ubuntu/Mint
> repositories, then with Deken, but still "couldn't create..."

how do you try to load them?
run Pd with "-verbose" and see what you get (where the external is
searched for). watch the Pd-console for errors. watch the terminal for

i wouldn't trust the deken package to work correctly for a binary with
complex dependencies such as python.

using the Debian package "pd-py" (which is what you get when installing
from Ubuntu/Mint repositories), the [py] object instantiates just fine:

py/pyext 0.2.2 - python script objects
(C)2002-2015 Thomas Grill - http://grrrr.org/ext

using Python 2.7.18 (default, Apr 20 2020, 20:30:41)
[GCC 9.3.0]

Python array support enabled

since you seem to be using "Pd 0.48 and Pd-0.50" on Mint, i guess you
have compiled Pd yourself and it's either installed into /usr/local/ or
not at all.
in this case your self-compiled Pd will not automatically search in the
paths where the Debian packages installs the external to: so you should
add "/usr/lib/pd/extra" to your search-paths.

> Is py/pyext still usable?

well, py/pyext as released is Python2.7 only, and Python2.7 has seen EOL
a couple of months ago.
there has been some work towards making it work with Python3, but
nothing has been released yet.


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