Tips and tricks: SuperCollider on Arch-based operating systems

Hi @madskjeldgaard and @igormpc

One of the Flucoma people here, @Sam_Pluta pinged me about this thread (thanks!):

@igormpc just to signal that if there’s anything I can do to help diagnosing the cause of the plugins killing the server for you, please shout

@madskjeldgaard You’re so fast! The graph_loop_grain Ugens only appeared yesterday :joy: Just a warning: they are in support of a upcoming paper led by @groma, and should probably be regarded as research code (although lots of fun). I’d be wary about relying on them in a production environment just yet*! In the near future, we’d hope to integrate them into the main package.

Thanks!! This is Arch Land so we love bleeding edge software so no worries there. That said, graph_loop_grain seems to work nicely!

I need to update the prebuilt flucoma package soon as well, I haven’t updated it with the beta 1.0 stuff yet so that might fix some of @igormpc’s issues

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hi mads // i am on x86, tried again (the -git version took sooooo loooong to install! using an old c2d here)!! and got same error –

i’ll try on another machine here tomorrow –
thx anyway! :smiley:

Added the bytebeat plugins today

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Installing plugins on Raspberry Pi and other single board computers

If you want to install plugins on a Pi or similar SBC running manjaro arm or arch arm, use the plugin packages ending in git. They have been modified to be compatible with those platforms (and in some cases, including Flucoma and MI UGens) build and install a smaller number of plugins (excluding those that are exclusive to x86 architectures).

For example to install a bunch of plugins on a Pi, run:

yay -S supercollder-mkplugins-git supercollider-flucoma-git supercollider-mi-ugens-git supercollider-sonoro1234-ugens-git supercollider-vbugens-git supercollider-maths-git

Thanks to the developers of those for helping make the plugins compatible.

Word of warning
Installing these packages can take a long time since they will compile the plugins from source which is heavy duty work for the processors in single board computers.

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Added IEM’s vstplugin as a git version for those who want to build from source

thanks @Spacechild1 for the help

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Added a couple more today


Hi @madskjeldgaard ! Did you manage to successful compile and run this autotune UGen ? I compiled it with no big warnings. But it is not allowing the server to boot showing this message:

> *** ERROR: dlopen '/home/myusername/.local/share/SuperCollider/Extensions/AutoTune/' err '/home/myusername/.local/share/SuperCollider/Extensions/AutoTune/ undefined symbol: mayer_realfft'
> Server 'localhost' exited with exit code 0.

I managed to compile and run it yes (but haven’t figured out how to use it yet). Did you copy the file as well as the .so file?

Yes, but I still have the same problem… There is a brief instruction on the .sc file about how to use, but I saw people creating issues on github about usage and bugs (also about the impossibility to compile on windows… )

The arch package will bill and install it automatically (I’m guessing you’re not on an arch based system since you are compiling yourself) but here are the basic commands I used (see full details in the PKGBUILD file PKGBUILD - aur.git - AUR Package Repositories) :

	mkdir build; cd build
	mkdir -p $DEST;

	install -Dm755 ./build/ $DEST/
	install -Dm755 ./SC/ $DEST/

Added @required-field’s squinewave plugin to the AUR today

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