#1045 Docs not installed properly with Ubuntu package

puredata (318)

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, when puredata is installed with software manager / apt-get, the documentation doesn't seem to be installed correctly. Help -> HTML Manual doesn't do anything, and Help -> About displays an error message box that says:

couldn't open "/usr/lib/puredata/doc/1.manual/1.introduction.txt": no such file or directory
couldn't open "/usr/lib/puredata/doc/1.manual/1.introduction.txt": no such file or directory
while executing
"open $filename"
(procedure "menu_aboutpd" line 18)
invoked from within
invoked from within
".pdwindow.#menubar.#menubar#help invoke active"
("uplevel" body line 1)
invoked from within
"uplevel #0 [list $w invoke active]"
(procedure "tk::MenuInvoke" line 50)
invoked from within
"tk::MenuInvoke .pdwindow.#menubar.#menubar#help 1"
(command bound to event)

Also, I'm not sure if any example files are supposed to be installed but I couldn't find any.

Possibly related, "Test Audio And MIDI..." does nothing when selected.

Unsure which version of PD it is, the about box doesn't display.


  • if this is about the "standard" debian/ubuntu package, please report a bug with your distribution, e.g. using
    $ reportbug puredata
    (or whatever the tool for reporting bugs on ubuntu).

    also make sure that you have the "puredata-doc" package installed.

    and you can get the Pd version by simply running "pd -version" from the cmdline

    (i'm marking this as "won't fix" as it seems to be a problem with the packaging, which can only be fixed by the debian (or ubuntu) packagers)



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