[PD] strange characters in error message when trying to save help patches as non-root

Miller Puckette msp at ucsd.edu
Tue Dec 24 23:19:56 CET 2019

Yikes... this has never worked.  Should be fixed in git repo now.


On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 10:13:00PM +0100, Peter P. wrote:
> Hi list,
> On debian testing with package puredata-core version 0.50.2-1 I am
> trying to save any help file in /usr/lib/puredata/doc/5.reference/list-help.pd
> as non-root user without having the proper permissions. What is funny is
> that the subsequent and correct error message misspells the filename
> giving me some funny characters in the filename:
> 	/usr/lib/puredata/doc/5.reference/list-h????# : Permission denied
> (the funy characters do spell differently in Pd's console than in this
> email here though). This does not happen with other patches that root
> created when a user that does not have write permissions tries to save.
> There the filenames do spell correctly. Can anyone with the same O.S.
> and packages confirm?
> thanks and happy christmas to everyone on this list!
> P
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