[LV2] OSX Install Location and a Suggestion

David Robillard d at drobilla.net
Tue Nov 25 09:30:58 PST 2014

On 2014-11-25 08:28, Chris Share wrote:
> Hi, It seems that on OSX by default plugins are installed in 
> /usr/local/lib/lv2/. Wouldn't it be better if this was the 
> recommended plugin location (i.e. /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/LV2/)? I 
> realise this can be set using waf's "prefix" option (I think?) but
> it would make things simpler for those unfamiliar with waf and LV2 
> (that's me!).

There was a bug in the build stuff where the sensible default was only
used if you passed --lv2-system.

Pointless option, so I removed it and the proper path for the platform
will be used by default.  Fixed in git.

> I have a suggestion too - it would be great if there were a
> "skeleton" plugin in the API - something like the one in Vamp,
> containing the minimum required for a working plugin.

That's essentially what eg-amp is.


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