[PD] ttf-stream-vera dependency

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Wed Jun 30 10:38:43 CEST 2010

On Tue, 2010-06-29 at 21:58 +0100, Pedro Lopes wrote:
> >P.S. this sounds similar to the old "dll hell" of Windows, which they
> "solved" with the glorious >[sarchasm intended] winsxs folder which
> grows and grows to as much as 15GB of mostly duplicate >dll's.....
> I know what you mean, I remember my first years at college trying to
> develop 3d apps in Win. At getting Visual Studio complaining about one
> million dlls... solution was usually a brute force copy paste of a
> dozen dlls to weird system locations =P
> Not trying to be a linux-fan-boy, I've used win my entire life and
> hated those dll mess-ups. In linux there's many possibilities for
> solving dependency issues, learning to use aptitude seems important -
> im still learning it - as far as your issue:

There is a simple way to avoid such dependency nightmares in ubuntu:
Just don't try to install a jaunty package on lucid.

Often it's not a big thing doing that, but the pd-extended package has
lots of dependencies and many of them are somehow media related
(decoder/encoders, openGL etc.) and I found that those are changing
versions more rapidly than others and often have a much more delicate
dependency structure. So Pd-extended is sometimes specially hard to
install in something else than its targeted distro.  

@ ttf-stream-vera dependency problem:
IIRC, the vera font was abandoned in ubuntu once and got replaced by
dejavu, but don't ask me about the details.

If you like to do install a package from a local deb file (instead from
repository with aptitude) and still want all the dependencies to be
handled automatically, there is the gdebi tool (and it's gdebi-gtk GUI

Always a good place to look for Pd-extended packaged for a certain
distro is http://autobuild.puredata.info. But beware, those might be not
yet released versions. However, I personally found using beta version
targeted at the correct distro often much less hassling than using
released versions for old distros. 


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