[PD] locations in linux

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Thu Sep 12 17:55:41 CEST 2002

To add to the confusion, the RPMs I make put Pd in /usr/bin (the standard
RPM place) but the tarball's configure script puts everything in /usr/local
(the standard, I think, for tarballs.)  You can indeed do a ./configure
--prefix=/usr to get Pd to land in /usr/bin.


On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 03:30:21PM +0200, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> martin pi hat gesagt: // martin pi wrote:
> > just because it comes into my mind that moment: i
> > recently had a path problem with pd.
> > 
> > is there a general agreement over where pd is
> > installed under linux. 
> > 
> > my installation resides in /usr/local yet /usr
> > might be logical too. 
> /usr/local normally is the place, where packages get installed, that
> don't belong to your distribution. Debian for example never installs
> packages to /usr/local, so you can install your personal stuff there
> without files getting overwritten by Debian packages. OTOH if you
> install a Debian package, it should live in /usr/ 
> Personally I tend to build most software as packages for my
> distribution (Debian) so I can use the dist's tool to upgrade/remove
> packages. And then they are in /usr
> You can have externals installed in /usr/local, even when you have pd
> in /usr, just add /usr/local/pd/EXTERNALNAME to your path. This
> doesn't work for the doc/5.reference patches, though. 
> The correct way would be to use autoconf and let the user decide, which
> prefix to use with "./configure --prefix=/usr[/local] but I'm not good
> in autoconf, so...
> ciao
> -- 
>  Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__
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