[PD] installing pd via apt-get

Max abonnements at revolwear.com
Tue Sep 24 15:15:15 CEST 2019

I thought I saw something in the documentation or help files of Pd which 
was using Gem... So I tried
grep -rnw '5.reference/' -e 'gem'
which did not find anything. However, while searching that I found that 
the html documentation was suggesting to install Pd-extended if one 
wants Gem, so I made a pull request to remove this reference to Pd-extended.


On 23.09.19 13:10, IOhannes m zmölnig wrote:
> On 9/22/19 10:08 PM, Roman Haefeli wrote:
>>> doing this will most likely give you a system that lacks all the
>>> functionality you expect.
>> Interesting,*you*  say that. 'puredata' recommends 'gem'. I certainly
>> do not expect to get Gem when installing Pure Data. In all cases I
>> remember, I was rather annoyed by stuff that got installed
>> unexpectedly.
> actually the fact that the "puredata" package recommends "gem" predates 
> my involvement in the Debian package and i just never came around to 
> demoting it to a mere "suggests" (which is normally not automatically 
> installed).
> if it bothers you, please file a bug against the puredata Debian package.
>  > So often, though, it appeared to me that 'recommends' somewhat
>  > followed the taste of the maintainer and was not concise.
> The Debian policy is pretty clear about what qualifies as a "Recommends" 
> [1].
> However, i think that historically the term was less well defined and 
> was mostly used as what nowadays would be a "Suggests".
> gsadmr
> IOhannes
> [1] 
> <https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships.html#binary-dependencies-depends-recommends-suggests-enhances-pre-depends> 
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