Compiling SuperCollider

vogre edited this page Nov 12, 2011 · 2 revisions

NOTE: Please help keep this page up to date! Feel free to update these instructions if you run into problems on a specific platform or with a certain install method.

Only compile your own binaries if you really need to

Unless you need something particular from the bleeding edge, it's probably easiest to either use the internal server binaries which are distributed as part of Overtone or to install and use pre-compiled binaries for your platform, which are available on the SuperCollider site here:

http://supercollider.sourceforge.net/downloads/

Checkout, build and install the latest Supercollider:

git clone git://supercollider.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/supercollider/supercollider

cd supercollider

git submodule init

git submodule update

mkdir build

cd build

cmake ..

If you don't have QT or don't want the QT gui you can turn it off like this:

cmake -DSC_QT=OFF ..

Now compile and install:

make

sudo make install

Checkout, build and install the latest SC3-Plugins:

cd ..

git clone git://sc3-plugins.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/sc3-plugins/sc3-plugins

cd sc3-plugins

git submodule init

git submodule update

mkdir cmake_build

cd cmake_build

Now you need to point cmake to your installed SuperCollider. On Linux the standard install from source goes to /usr/local/include/SuperCollider/, but update it to wherever you installed it.

cmake -DSC_PATH=/usr/local/include/SuperCollider/ ..

make

sudo make install

sudo ldconfig

Run supercollider

Listening on UDP port 2345:

/usr/local/bin/scsynth -u 2345

Misc

If you have problem with Help.gui, maybe you should make this directory writable:

chmod +w ~/share/SuperCollider/Help

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