[PD] nogui mode WAS: Re: debian/ubuntu package for

Thomas Mayer thomas at dergrossebruder.org
Fri Jul 6 17:12:29 CEST 2007

Frank Barknecht wrote:
> I guess, 98 percent of the users of Pd use both the pd-gui and the Pd
> main binary. Forcing them to install two instead of one package to me
> doesn't look practical. 
> To satisfy the other two percent, a better solution IMO would be to
> make a pd-nogui patckage, that would conflict with the normal Pd
> package, so that only one can be installed. This has predecessors in
> the various flavours of vi(m) and emacs that can be chosen on Debian.
> All this of course should be decided by the makers of a distribution
> and the respective maintainers to not violate their policies.

How about splitting it into two packages, pd-nogui.deb and pd.deb, so pd
would depend on pd-nogui.deb. It's like installing (e.g.) gvim, which
depends on vim-common, that contains a console version of vim.

cu Thomas
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