[PD] install pd-ext from .deb?

João Pais 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,   
>> usr/local/bin/pd?
> .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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