I'm attempting to install Pd-extended (Pure Data) on my Slackware64 14.1 system running on a ThinkPad T410. There's a SlackBuild for this program
, so it should be a pretty easy task.
After installing all of the dependencies, I installed Pd-extended. The program works as expected, however it turns out that 64-bit builds are still considered to be in beta. Because of this, I'd like to install a more stable 32-bit version. This shouldn't be a problem. I'm already using Alien Bob's multilib setup for Skype.
This is where I could use some guidance. I thought I could probably compile a 32-bit version if I first installed 32-bit versions of all the dependencies, but I didn't want to mess around with that, so I thought it would be cleaner to create a 32-bit Slackware virtual machine to compile the package.
After creating the 32-bit VM and getting all the dependencies installed, I finally got a 32-bit SlackBuilds package for Pd-extended. I copied it over to the 64-bit host system and installed it. It installs fine, but when I try to run the program, I get a bunch of errors.
The first error is that it can't find "/usr/tcl//pd-gui.tcl". The installation does create a file called pd-gui.tcl, but it's put in /usr/bin/. If I create a copy of this and put it at /usr/tcl/pd-gui.tcl, then it complains about not being able to find another component, pd_connect. I haven't dug around to find this one yet, but feel that there must be something wrong with the package. I get similar problems if I try to install and run the package on the VM that created it.
I guess my question is, is this a reasonable method to try and create a 32-bit package for my 64-bit system? Do you notice anything in my method that would explain why the package isn't installing properly?
Also, is there anyone who happens to have a 32-bit binary for Pd-extended that they wouldn't mind sharing with me?
Alternatively, is there an easy way to install a debian package? The Pure Data website
does provide .deb packages.