[PD] best linux system for using Pd just now

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Wed Mar 23 00:10:27 CET 2005

günter geiger hat gesagt: // günter geiger wrote:

> On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 julien.breval at tremplin-utc.net wrote:
> > So if anyone has a quick solution for running Pd as soon as possible, it will be
> > truly appreciated
> To fix the kernel problems you might consider installing the agnula
> kernels:
> add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list
> deb http://apt.agnula.org/demudi testing local


> for PD:
> apt-get install puredata

I'd like to issue a warning here: The latest stable A/Demudi 1.2.0
includes Pd packages which are ridden with some nasty bugs, as I had
to find out yesterday on a friend 1.2.0 install. Not even "expr" did
work in the default install, and trying to use my rradical patches
will lead to immediate crashes because the wrong "prepend" is in the
A/Demudi pd-externals package. 

However the latest offical Debian 0.38 packages by Guenther are fine
in general (apart from the recently discovered amidi memory leak and
maybe some other bugs like [1] which are due to pd-0.38 being not
really officially stable) as are Guenther's pd-externals and pd-flext
packages. I'm not sure if these are also in A/Demudi 1.2.1 yet, but
they probably will be sooner or later and can be installed now without
much hassle even on A/Demudi.

[1] Did you see this one, Guenther: http://tinyurl.com/69nu3 ? It's a
one-line patch, but IMO critical in several usecases.

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