[PD] ubuntu/ubuntustudio 10.10 pd pd-extended?

Roman Haefeli reduzent at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 09:46:43 CET 2011


On Fri, 2011-01-28 at 08:37 +0000, J. Simon van der Walt wrote:
> I've installed ubuntu 10.10 on my netbook, and on top of that the
> audio packages from ubuntustudio. This is working well. For Pd,
> however, I *think* what I have is a vanilla installation, rather than
> extended, which I would like. In Synapctic Package Manager I can see I
> have puredata 0.42.6-1build1 plus a version of gem, but I can't seem
> to see anything in Synaptic which looks like Pd extended. Do I have to
> add a software source or something?

AFAIK, there is no repository delivering Pd-extended.
> Alternatively, on http://puredata.info/downloads I see a link to:
> http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pure-data/Pd-0.42.5-extended-ubuntu-maverick-i386.deb
> Should I download that instead?


> Should I remove the existing installation?

You can, if you want, but it's not mandatory. You most certainly have Pd
vanilla installed now and both, Pd-extended and Pd, can happily live
side-by-side nowadays.

> (Please excuse the perhaps slightly naive 'now-click-here' tone of
> this question: it's deliberate. So far I've managed to get this
> machine installed and running the way I want it without using the
> terminal once, just coming at it like I would on the mac or pc. I'm
> trying to keep going on ubuntu sticking to this policy, partly just to
> prove whether or not it can be done...)

Good luck! (I'm confident it's possible, though)


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