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About Calf plugins installation

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Hello there, time for my first question I guess :)

I've downloaded Calf plugins, was gonna install them following the instructions (so far haven't had issues building from source, luckily), but then I found this below the instructions: "The example above is optimized for an i7 (make -j8). Edit -j to fit your amount of CPU cores". Does anyone know which "make -j" fits an i5?
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It depends on how many cores do you have.

A quick way is to pass the nproc command as a subshell, like this:

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make -j$(nproc)
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Vardy wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 10:15 pm The example above is optimized for an i7 (make -j8).
Be aware that this is only a optimisation for the build process, means faster build. The -j option tells make how many parallel processes it could run. The resulting binary differ in now way from a binary build with just make.
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Ok, I got this message running autogen.sh:
configure: error: fluidsynth library not found
and I assume it quits the process since the following instructions won't work. Checked it out, and apparently I have the latest version of fluidsynth installed according to my system :/
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Vardy wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 2:05 pm Ok, I got this message running autogen.sh:
configure: error: fluidsynth library not found
You probably need the fluidsynth development package. If you're using Ubuntu or some other Debian-flavored Linux:

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sudo apt install libfluidsynth-dev
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Indeed, that was the issue. Now I've gone through all the indications, and when I try to execute install.sh it says "No input file specified". Any clues on this?
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After compiling successful, just do a make install.
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Oh, already did that. That means they are already installed? Nice. I searched for a newly created directory but couldn't find it. Also, are they tagged as Calf-(name) or something, because nor reaper nor carla can find anything related to calf.
Edit: I do see that install created some thing in usr/local/share, but when I try to execute the "calf desktop" app in application, it says it cannot find the program clafjackhost. And when it comes to LV2s, I see none.
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I never compiled Calf plugins from source.
Just downloading from repository.
Perhaps you might need to download the program calfjackhost from repository of your OS?
Don't know about Carla, but last time I tried Reaper, it wasn't able to use LV2 plugins.

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Yeah, got the same issue from repository as from source. Will try to download the LV2 pack and see what happens.

Edit: Oh, found there's just an apt install command to get them, heh. Maybe I misses those instructions on their site or they aren't there. Thank you guys for all!
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