[PD] install pd-ext from .deb?
IOhannes m zmoelnig
zmoelnig at iem.at
Sat May 17 10:37:43 CEST 2008
João Pais wrote:
> So I wanted to ask:
> - which is the best way to install the new pd version? or is there a way
> to add a repository where the newest version is available, so that
> synaptic updates it automatically?
i don't think so.
it might be a good idea.
> - Is it possible to install pd-ext where the program already is,
.deb packages SHOULD NOT install to /usr/local (afair; i cannot give you
any RFC/guideline/bestpractice that confirms this but you should be able
to find something in the wide,wide,web)
so "just" installing the package SHOUT install to /usr/lib
you can however manually extract the content of the package using
% dpkg -x Pd-*.deb /extraction/path
so you could install the package manually to /usr/local
it is not recommended however
> - if pd-van (puredata) and pd-ext are different programs, why is the new
> .deb file colliding with 'puredata', that is, pd-van?
because they are not totally different programs.
the idea is, that you can use one as a drop-in replacement for the
other: if you have either pd-vanilla (pacakge "puredata") or pd-extended
installed, you can just run /usr/bin/pd to launch a Pd.
your package-manager should handle the dependencies/conflicts correctly,
that is: ask you if you want to uninstall the "puredata" package when
you try to install the "pd-extended" package.
> - I have already changed some files / made copies of them in the same
> folder. In case I install the new version on the same folder, will only
> repeated files be overwritten? (f.e., "default.pdsettings" will be for
> sure overwritten, but "default.pdsettings_backup" on the same folder won't
if it does overwrite a configuration-file without asking you, then this
is clearly a bug.
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