[PD] pd-extended.deb does (not) conflict with puredata.deb

Roman Haefeli reduzent at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 12:09:02 CEST 2011

Hi Hans

I was going to install Pd-extended from here:

on a Ubuntu 11.04 machine and I got this:

Unpacking pd-extended (from Pd-0.43.1-extended-20110916-ubuntu-natty-i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing Pd-0.43.1-extended-20110916-ubuntu-natty-i386.deb (--install):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/pd', which is also in package puredata 0.42.6-2
dpkg-deb (subprocess): data: internal gzip write error: Broken pipe
dpkg-deb (subprocess): failed in write on buffer copy for failed to write to pipe in copy: Broken pipe
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess <decompress> returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:

It seems, that 'pd-extended' is conflicting with 'puredata' without
mentioning 'puredata' in the 'Conflicts:' section. I think either it
should be mentioned there or - what I think would be the better
solution, if possible at all - it should not try to
overwrite /usr/bin/pd. 

I don't know the current state of Pd-extended-0.43, probably it's still
very much work-in-progress. I thought I mention this anyway.


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