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Old 10-29-2012, 06:11 PM   #1
MrsOnOct3
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Installing Audacity SRC 2.0.2 on Debian 6.0


I have downloaded Audacity SRC 2.0.2 and the WxWidget 2.8.12. I'm not sure where to go from here. I'm really new to Linux and so I am not sure what I need to type into terminal to get it to install the program. Please help!
 
Old 10-29-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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I did ./configure and this is what it came up with. What do i do to fix that?

checking for pkg-config... no
configure: error: pkg-config is required to compile audacity!
 
Old 10-29-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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backport it from sid
$ apt-cache policy audacity
audacity:
Installed: (none)
Candidate: 2.0.2-1
Version table:
2.0.2-1 0
500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main i386 Packages


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How do I backport a sid package to testing or stable?

Install the Debian source (and the development tools, especially debhelper, devscripts, and build-essential), and then build the package.

Step by step:

add a deb-src line for sid to your sources.list

apt-get update

apt-get build-dep PACKAGE_NAME

apt-get -b source PACKAGE_NAME

The resulting debs should be in the current directory and can be installed with dpkg -i the.deb.
 
Old 10-29-2012, 07:01 PM   #4
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Where do I go to find this?

"E: Unable to find a source package for audacity-src-2.0.2"
 
Old 10-29-2012, 08:15 PM   #5
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Since you are new to Linux it is unlikely that you want to install the latest version of audacity on purpose. Compiling a package, and certainly compiling the Debian way is a task as easy as washing your car, but you have to read the documentation and to understand that you need 3 weeks of preparation.

I recommend that you install the version which is provided by Debian. Open a terminal window and enter (as root):
Code:
apt-get update && apt-get install audacity
Since Wheezy is almost stable, you might want to consider upgrading to Wheezy is you really need a more recent version.

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:51 AM   #6
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apparently it isn't in the deb-src repo.

Quote:
$ apt-get -b source audacity -s
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
NOTICE: 'audacity' packaging is maintained in the 'Git' version control system at:
git://git.debian.org/git/pkg-multimedia/audacity.git
Need to get 6,816 kB of source archives.
Fetch source audacity
 
Old 10-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by craigevel
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Debian - "If you can't apt-get something, it isn't useful or doesn't exist"
Giant Debian sources.list | Debian upgrade script smxi | sysinfo script inxi
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:16 PM   #8
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The source isn't in the sid repo but Audacity is.
Edit: or maybe it is, anyway easy enough to download it:
http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool....debian.tar.gz

Code:
$ apt-get install audacity -s
NOTE: This is only a simulation!
      apt-get needs root privileges for real execution.
      Keep also in mind that locking is deactivated,
      so don't depend on the relevance to the real current situation!
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  audacity-data libportsmf0 libsbsms10 libvamp-hostsdk3
Suggested packages:
  ladspa-plugin
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  audacity audacity-data libportsmf0 libsbsms10 libvamp-hostsdk3
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
$ apt-cache policy audacity
audacity:
Installed: (none)
Candidate: 2.0.2-1
Version table:
2.0.2-1 0
500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main i386 Packages

I have maybe 5 apps that weren't installed using apt-get/dpgk
Firefox
Thunderbird
ufw kcm-module
Oracle java
smxi

Eight years of running sid and those are the only apps I have used that I didn't install with apt-get.

I may not use many of the repos in my Giant sources.list but there are a ton of 3rd party repos for Debian.

Code:
$ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
           deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
           deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free
           deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ sid main non-free
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
           deb http://moblock-deb.sourceforge.net/debian/ sid main

Last edited by craigevil; 10-30-2012 at 03:24 PM.
 
Old 10-30-2012, 05:28 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. I got it installed. Not the newest version, but a version at least. That'll be good enough. =) Thanks again.
 
  


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