projectm questions

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Sun Feb 10 00:35:51 UTC 2008


Sorry for the long post, this is my first try at installing from source 
and I'm not sure how much info I need to give. I'm trying to get 
projectm ( working on FreeBSD. First 
step is install libprojectm. The INSTALL file said install glew, ftgl 
and cmake so I did them from ports. I then ran cmake which ran with no 
errors so I ran make. I got:

In file included from /home/chrisw/Desktop/libprojectM-1.01/MoodBar.cpp:22:
/usr/include/malloc.h:3:2: error: #error "<malloc.h> has been replaced 
by <stdlib.h>"
*** Error code 1

I replaced #include <malloc.h> with #include <stdlib.h> in MoodBar.cpp 
and that allowed make to continue.

Question 1: did I break things?

Next I got
Linking CXX shared library
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lGLEW
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/home/chrisw/Desktop/libprojectM-1.01.

After a bit of poking around I found
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libGLEW.a /usr/lib/libGLEW.a
fixed it. I also had to do
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libftgl.a /usr/lib/libftgl.a
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libfreetype.a /usr/lib/libfreetype.a

Well that's alright for a fix but
Question 2: what do I have to do to get that to work automatically?

So the above fixes got libprojectm installed. Next job is install 
projectm itself. README says read INSTALL. INSTALL says
Install libprojectM 1.0 and XMMS, then:

make install

You may need to type ccmake . and change the PREFIX if your system 
prefers /usr instead of /usr/local.

But there is also a file called README~. This has extensive instructions 
which boil down to
make install

Question 3: Which instructions do I use?

However README~ also says I need to firstly install SDL-1.3.0 or later.
Question 4: How do I install this in such a way that it doesn't 
interfere with the installed sdl-1.2 but can be found by projectm in 


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