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

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Fri Mar 3 00:12:26 CET 2017

2017-03-02 19:25 GMT-03:00 IOhannes m zmölnig <zmoelnig at iem.at>:

> > It has a particularity... it makes a difference wether you install in the
> > global, user or application. In the case of an application, it'll only be
> > valid for that Pd app, so you can have multiple Pds or Pd-Extended along
> > side it. So, well, yeah, I think we should tell people that they can do
> it
> > if they want to...
> i don't think so.
> take any well-established software that allows you to install addons
> from the net, e.g. firefox.
> it *is* possible to install firefox-addons systemwide, but *you cannot*
> do so via its built-in addon manager.
> i'm pretty sure they put some decent thought into that.

I'm not sure what you're trying to respond to in here. I was just saying
how it makes a difference to install in the application folder, am I not
right? And the difference is that only that Pd application will see it.

While we're at it, am I right to say that it makes a difference if things
are installed in the global or user path? I'm assuming that the global
folder affects all Pd applications for all users, then the user folder
affects all Pd applications for that user.

> i suppose you are running OSX as an "admin" user.

it might be, but it's not a decision, I just bought the machine, turned it
on and started using it...

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