[PD] how-do-i-install-externals-and-help-files page (was Re: Linux Global folder for externals)

zmoelnig at iem.at zmoelnig at iem.at
Wed Mar 1 23:07:29 CET 2017

On 03/01/2017 09:47 PM, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> you all might be aware, but you that deken still installs it in the
> deprecated  '~/pd-externals' path?

no, deken installs into the first available (and writeable) folder.
it first checks whether there is a ~/.local/lib/pd/extra folder, and if
there is it will suggest to install there.
if that folder does not exist (or is not writable), it will try
and so on.

actually, it doesn't know anything about ~/.local/lib/pd/extra or the
like. it just uses the search paths of Pd.
(so if you are using deken with Pd-0.45, it will not even try

fun fact: it seems i already explained that recently. e.g.


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