Install of Ardour wants to remove pd-extended

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I apologise in advance for being new to Ubuntu.

I've only had it for a week, with the main reason of using PD-extended and the aditional packages that you can't get with windows.

I'm a musician too and decided to get adour, problem is I'm frightened to install it as it wants to remove PD-extended.

Is this normal? I'm a little scared in installing in case it removes it!

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Do you have JACK1 or JACK2 installed? it could be that the builds of pd-extended and Ardour that you have require different versions, but they can't be installed at the same time.

Also, where did you get your packages for pd-extended and ardour from?

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It sounds like you are installing from a repo, gotta talk to your package maintainers about this, it has nothing to do with Ardour itself. The binary download from this site for instance removes nothing.

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What version of Ubuntu are you running? If you include into like that, people may be in a position to give more detailed advice.

It's possible that PD (or a package it depends on) clashes with ardour2 or one of its dependencies: indeed if your system says it will remove PD-extended whan you install Ardour2, than that's what it will do.
You could always re-install puredata afterwards (which in turn will remove Ardour2)

There is bound to be a way of the two peacefully co-existing, but maybe not on the particular version of the distribution you have installed.