Newbie with problems following the getting started instructions

Hello! I could use some help. I’m following the plugin development tutorial here and I hit a snag. I’m running Windows. I got through all of the instructions for “Setting up your development environment” without any problems. I then downloaded and extracted Rack-SDK-1.1.4.zip. I was also successful in running the helper.py script to create a plugin.

Here are some details about my plugin’s directory and files:

/c/Users/clone/Documents/Code/Rack-SDK-1.1.4/Rack-SDK

  • arch.mk
  • compile.mk
  • dep
  • etc…

/c/Users/clone/Documents/Code/Rack-SDK-1.1.4/Rack-SDK/equationcomposer

  • Makefile
  • plugin.json
  • res
  • src

One all of that was in place, I went to follow these directions:

To test your build system, you may run RACK_DIR=<Rack SDK folder> make in the plugin directory. If it succeeds, an “empty” plugin will be built containing no modules. However, this is an good opportunity to check that your build environment is set up correctly.

Here’s where I got stuck. I ran:

$ pwd
/c/Users/clone/Documents/Code/Rack-SDK-1.1.4/Rack-SDK/equationcomposer

$ RACKDIR=/c/Users/clone/Documents/Code/Rack-SDK-1.1.4/Rack-SDK/equationcomposer make
Makefile:22: ../../plugin.mk: No such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target '../../plugin.mk'.  Stop.

I also tried:

$ pwd
/c/Users/clone/Documents/Code/Rack-SDK-1.1.4/Rack-SDK/equationcomposer

$ RACKDIR=/c/Users/clone/Documents/Code/Rack-SDK-1.1.4/Rack-SDK make
Makefile:22: ../../plugin.mk: No such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target '../../plugin.mk'.  Stop.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
Bret

RACK_DIR not RACKDIR

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Oh, yep, that was it. Whoops!

After correcting that, It seems to have worked! Thanks for the extra set of eyes!

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