[PD-dev] adding standard install paths to the 'puredata' package

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Wed Dec 2 17:20:38 CET 2009

On Dec 2, 2009, at 3:33 AM, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:

> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> The compelling reason is that 'pd' means multiple packages  
>> 'puredata',
>> 'pd-extended', and perhaps others.  Where is the harm in changing  
>> this?
> but there are so many trivial patches in the world that won't do no  
> harm
> to anybody. this is not a reason to apply them "just so".
> i understand that /u/l/puredata seems to be more natural than /u/l/pd.
> however, so far _this_ hasn't caused any problems i know of yet.
> so why change it?
> if it does cause problem and changing it to /usr/lib/puredata would  
> fix
> them, then i don't see a reason not to change it.
>> Its a trivial patch, its not a directory that people should be ever
>> changing since its managed by the packages.  If it causes problems,  
>> we
>> can change it back.
> who?
> it's naturally easy, if you are already debian developer.
> if you are not, it is rather hard (i know that the debcon is in ny,  
> and
> you will be a full fledged dd in 3 weeks or so; but not yet)
> the experiences i made so far with mentors are rather unsatisfying in
> this regard
> that is: i haven't found a sponsor yet to upload either the new  
> release
> of puredata nor of gem.
> with this in mind, the solution you suggest is rather illusory.

You don't need to be a DD to upload packages, you can be a Debian  
Maintainer, that's the route that I am going for now, much lower  
hurdle. You then need a DD sponsor to add new packages, but you can  
upload updates to existing packages directly.  I recommend that you go  
for that as well, but I am ok with doing the uploads if I am the only  


By the way, could you check in your files for the package into  
packages/debian?  That seems to be a natural place to Or do you  
maintain them elsewhere (i.e. besides in the package itself)?


>> Here's an example:
>> desiredata: /usr/lib/desiredata
>> puredata: /usr/lib/pd
>> pd-extended: /usr/lib/pd-extended
>> libraries install path: /usr/lib/pd-externals
> an example for what?
> here's another example:
> desiredata: /usr/lib/desiredata
> puredata: /usr/lib/pd
> pd-extended: /usr/lib/pd-extended
> libraries install path: /usr/lib/pd
> mfgsdr
> IOhannes


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