[PD] installing pd via apt-get

Peter P. peterparker at fastmail.com
Sat Sep 21 09:23:06 CEST 2019

On my Debian System I installed the package pure data.

$ aptitude show puredata 

will tell you that "This is a metapackage that depends on all components
of the core of Pd".
and corresponds to Pd vanilla, but is being broken up into several

Don't tell your apt(itude) to install suggested packages automatically.
This is why it wants to install externals which you don't need.
It should only install packages that "puredata" depends on. Which these
are can be seen with above command for example. None of these include
externals apart from the ones included with vanilla. See the
documentation of your package manager to diasable the "suggested"

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