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Old 11-06-2010, 12:35 AM   #1
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Audacity: is it a part of some Slackware version.


Slackware 12.0

Hi:

I have installed only CDs one and two of the set of slack 12.0 CDs. According to Slack, it's all I need to make the system work. Now I've done
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bash-3.1$ locate -i audacity
/usr/share/icons/mono/scalable/apps/audacity.svgz
/usr/share/apps/kappfinder/apps/Multimedia/audacity.desktop
bash-3.1$
and I am wondering where these two files can have come from. I get the same output if I run locate as root. Any idea?

May be the whole audacity package is somewhere in the rest of the disk set. But I have no way to find out, except downloading them one by one and reading throu the PACKAGES.TXT files. Unfortunately, the slackware.org no longer supports its package browser. Thanks.

EDIT: there is only one PACKAGES.TXT file in the distro, and it is on disc 1. And audacity is nowhere mentioned in it. Corollary: My slack distro does not include audacity. But then, what are those two files doing in my system?

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Old 11-06-2010, 01:15 AM   #2
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On 13.1:

$ grep audacity /var/log/packages/*
/var/log/packages/kdeaccessibility-4.4.3-i486-1:usr/share/icons/mono/scalable/apps/audacity.svgz
/var/log/packages/kdebase-4.4.3-i486-1:usr/share/apps/kappfinder/apps/Multimedia/audacity.desktop

Why they're there, however, I have no idea. As you rightly say, Slackware doesn't have a package for Audacity. Maybe the KDE developers had a reason for putting them there..

Out of interest, why are you running 12.0 and not a newer version?
 
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:19 AM   #3
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To figure out which package the files come from, try:
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# grep -i audacity /var/log/packages/*
Audacity isn't included in Slackware, but you can get it from SlackBuilds.org
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/12...edia/audacity/

EDIT: Nylex beat me to it

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Old 11-06-2010, 01:24 AM   #4
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I just checked KDE's "trunk" in SVN and certainly the Audacity image in kdeaccessibility is present there. I'd expect the other one is there too, just I'm not able to find it right now. So, this sounds like more of a question for KDE devs. Edit: I guess they just put icons for common apps; they've got icons for AbiWord and Bluefish for example.

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Old 11-06-2010, 01:26 AM   #5
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Why! Because my machine is old. RAM= 256MB, CPU clock= 735MHz. I wouldn't like to overload the system. Thanks for your interest. And thanks for confirming on the audacity issue.
 
Old 11-06-2010, 01:46 AM   #6
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Existence of those files now understood. If someone is yet listening, I'd like to know what would happen if I compile and install the Slackbuilds audacity package (thanks piratesmack). If the version is too new, perhaps it'll be incompatible with linux 2.6.21.5 (my kernel). At the same time, the later the version, the more sophisticated it'll be. How shall I know which is the latest version still compatible with 2.6.21.5? And are there not some parts of my GNU O.S. which need to be compatible with Audacity? That's all. Thanks again.

EDIT: Silly questions are these. I now remember one can choose the exact slack version for a given slackbuilds package, with a little luck.

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