[PD] Gem on Linux needs apt-get install ?

Jesse Mejia jmejia at anestheticaudio.com
Fri Oct 13 23:02:40 CEST 2017

This is news to me. I thought deken was now the way to install gem regardless of platform. I see a LOT of new users attempting this and struggling. I also know that people coming from extended are being told they should use deken. Gem is often one of the first things extended users try to install via deken. I imagine this could be at the root of a lot of people just going straight back to extended.

I agree that it really should be removed from deken repos asap if that isn't a good way to get it running.

> On Sep 28, 2017, at 11:15 AM, Max <abonnements at revolwear.com> wrote:
>> On 2017년 09월 28일 19:36, IOhannes m zmölnig wrote:
>>> On 09/28/2017 06:33 PM, Max wrote:
>>> Well, in theory the gem on deken could be a different (newer) version
>>> then the one coming through the package management, especially if you
>>> are on a release based distribution like ubuntu, mint, etc.
>> so?
>> as the maintainer of Gem i'm pretty well aware of it's dependency chain
>> and as a co-developer of deken i firmly believe that it is not up to
>> handling such things.
> understood.
> that only is true for gem on linux though, because there is no system package management on win/osx.
> Maybe it would be a good idea to make a message appear:
> "Please install Gem via the package manager (apt,yum, etc)" if people search for Gem in deken. So that poor linux beginners don't get too frustrated when they follow some random tutorial by an apple/ms user how to install Pd/Gem.
> my 0.5ct
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