[PD] Pd in command line opens pd-extended

Julian Brooks jbeezez at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 22:45:17 CET 2013

Got it - that works.

Nice one IOhannes.

Thanks both,


Now if only we could figure the 'broken pipe' but now ain't the time

Strange that no one else has it? So must be my install (not hugely
surprising tbh:)

On 7 February 2013 21:33, IOhannes zmölnig <zmoelnig at iem.at> wrote:

> On 02/07/2013 09:58 PM, Julian Brooks wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Reinstalled Pd-extended again yesterday from most recent debian wheezy 64b
>> and now typing pd on command line open pd-extended.
>> Looking in /usr/bin/pd - when highlighting pd there's a link to
>> /etc/alternatives/pd
>> /etc/alternatives/pd when highlighted has a link to /usr/bin/pd-extended?
>> Slightly weirdly /usr/bin/pd-extended has a link to
>> /etc/alternatives/pd-extended
>> /etc/alternatives/pd-extended is then linked back to /usr/bin/pd-extended?
>> Or is that supposed to happen?
>> Anyways - I would like pd back to pd please so how would I go about that?
> assuming that by the 2nd "pd" you mean pd-vanilla, then:
> - you can launch it as "puredata"
> - you can set the "pd" alternative back to puredata by running (as root):
>  # update-alternatives --config pd
>  and then select "puredata", rather then "pd-extended"
> gfmar
> IOhannes
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