[PD] directory layout for pd-extended on OS X

Andrew Brouse brouse at music.mcgill.ca
Sat Nov 17 20:49:47 CET 2007

On Sat, 17 Nov 2007, pd-list-request at iem.at wrote:

> Actually, that reminds me, I would like to have the Pd-extended
> package use a directory for people to install their own externals.
> On Mac OS X, it's /Library/Pd following those conventions.  I am
> thinking that /usr/local/lib/pd/ should be the user-installed stuff,
> with everything going in there (i.e. help patches, binaries, and .pd
> files).  Then the .deb should install into /usr/lib.  This means it
> would conflict with the 'puredata' package that's included in Debian,
> but it's the "proper" way to do it.
> .hc

If you wanted to truly follow the OS X directory layout, externals and 
such installed by the Application should be in:
/Library/Applcation Support/Pd

while user-installed externals etc. would go in:
~/Library/Applcation Support/Pd

Which would allow different users on the same system to have different 

BTW, extended is looking really nice on Leopard, no crashing here. :)
Thanks for the hard work.


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