One more question: are there any risks of conflicts, if I install
severeal versions of pd?
Specially one pd-extended and one pd-vanilla.-
When I first got Ubuntu-Studio, it came with PD installed by default in
a package named puredata. This is just the core of PD. I installed
PD-extended without removing puredata and it worked with no noticeable
However, the packages of PD-extended will not let you have both vanilla
and extended installed at the same time if both done through synaptic.
This is because apparently there are conflicts which I have personally
not experienced since when I was running them both, I wasn't using PD
You can try for yourself and see. If you NEED both versions for some
reason (highly unlikely, I just did it cause I couldn't be bothered to
look into it at that point), go for it and let us know what happened. If
you NEED a STABLE version, just pick one of the two. They both are the
same core, but PD-extended gives you a whole bunch of extra things such
as libraries and externals and so on, already compiled, in the same package.
If you meant installing PD vanilla 0.41 and PD-extended 0.40.3, that's a
different story, and the short answer is that it depends on how you
compile it, otherwise you just stick to what the packages give you.