[PD] install pd-ext from .deb?
jmmmpais at googlemail.com
Sat May 17 20:24:51 CEST 2008
>> - 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.
or even a link to the latest builds, if possible. (maybe in another
>> - 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)
hmm, that's where synaptic installed pd-ext in the first place. does it
mean that it should be somewhere else? I'll look for some documentation on
>> - 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.
ah. in that case it would make sense for both to uncompact in the same
folder. but anyway I'm not sure that's the best way. they are 2 different
programs - for example, for a while I had to keep using pd-van, because of
features of data structures that were implemented only from 0.40.x
> 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.
as H-C said, it doesn't seem to happen. I only get the error message, and
no other options available.
now I don't have time, but then I'll probably uninstall both synaptic-pds,
and try the new night build.
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