Well, I do need some help it seems… I’ll try @thetechnobear - I don’t want to bother anyone but I’m kind of stuck.
So I installed directly using “apt-get install orac”
I couldn’t seem to connect the pd remote from my desktop (tried both “patchbox.” & ip address: connection refused 61), so I tried it on the pi thinking that would be fool proof (“patchbox.local” & 127.0.0.1: connection refused 111)
So I thought there might be an issue with MEC, used systemctl to make sure it was running, and check status… so it seems to be running fine - and then when I tried from my macbook, using pi’s IP as hostname - pure data asked me to confirm connection - so thought it was all good…
But the remote client still just shows “serial” up top, nothing I do there makes any difference.
Hope someone can help, if not I’ll just have to design some completely idiosyncratic seeqosynthesisystem that works for me but no-one elfs, which is sort of what i was up to before