[PlanetCCRMA] supercollider libscsynth.so

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Fri Jan 22 10:00:02 PST 2010

On Thu, 2010-01-21 at 16:18 -0800, Tracey Hytry wrote:
> I should have said something about this a long time ago.
> I haven't been able to run supercollider in 64 bit forever and gave up trying.
> Now that SC mentioned it, I tried yum install supercollider on my fedora 11 x86_64 here
> and I got exactly the same message as SC (it wanted the i586 versions instead of i686).
> It would be nice if it worked on 64 bit.  After a while I just started to assume it didn't.

SC is problematic. The language itself (sclang) works only on 32 bit
linux, not 64 bit. The synthesis engine (scsynth) works on both 32 and
64 bit linux. I had never tried to make that work, I think it does in
Ubuntu. The idea would be to run the language 32 bit and the rest on 64
using mixed libraries. It does not appear to work. 

The problem you are all seeing is a result of a packaging mistake (wrong
mixed 32/64 bit provides). I just did a rebuild to fix that manually but
I can't make things work either - it installs now but does not run. 

When trying to start sclang (which is the same package as the 32 bit
version) it complains about not findinf libscsynth.so. Reasonable as
that is now in /usr/lib64 and not /usr/lib. Adding a
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib64 to the startup line brings up a "wrong ELF
class: ELFCLASS64" error message. So it would seem it does need a 32 bit
scsynth as well...

-- Fernando

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