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

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Sep 19 15:36:51 CEST 2011

I think I fixed that last night, please try today's build.  The
pd-extended and puredata packages now support update-alternatives, so
you can choose which package runs when you type 'pd'.


On Sat, 2011-09-17 at 12:09 +0200, Roman Haefeli wrote:
> Hi Hans
> I was going to install Pd-extended from here:
> http://autobuild.puredata.info/auto-build/2011-09-16/Pd-0.43.1-extended-20110916-ubuntu-natty-i386.deb
> 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:
>  Pd-0.43.1-extended-20110916-ubuntu-natty-i386.deb
> 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.
> Roman
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