Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 04-25-2004, 02:46 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Finland
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0
Posts: 70

Rep: Reputation: 15
Audacity install

I downloaded 'Audacity' .gz package from the internet and compile it with 'tar zxvf'. Then I did './configure'. Everything went well. But then I did 'make' and I got error 'make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.'. I was in the audacity folder. So why the 'make' didn't work?
Or could anybody recommend a similar software. I have Mandrake 9.2 and want to use my microphone.

Last edited by rogk; 04-25-2004 at 06:52 AM.
Old 04-25-2004, 09:48 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981Reputation: 1981
ewww audacity was horrible last time i tried it... but anyway

sounds a lot like you either didn't actually run ./configure at all, OR you didn't read the README file which may tell you that you need to run make with a certain parameter, such as "make linux" or something...
Old 04-25-2004, 10:41 AM   #3
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Finland
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0
Posts: 70

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
>checking for wx-config... no
>configure: error: "Could not find wx-config: is wxWindows installed? is >wx-config in your path?"

That's the last lines after './configure'. What I have to do with this.
Would you tell me a better software than Audacity? I would like to use my microphone with it.
Old 04-25-2004, 10:59 AM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Mosquitoville
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
Posts: 3,292

Rep: Reputation: 65
configure didn't finish, and didn't make you a makefile. i think you can configure without wx-windows, but i can't remember.

look at turnkey audio linux package. it's huge and has everything.
Old 04-25-2004, 11:43 AM   #5
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: British Columbia
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 152

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
From the Audacity 1.2.0 README.txt:

"First you must download wxWidgets from: "

Exactly what your error message refers to.
Old 04-06-2006, 04:52 PM   #6
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Arlington, TX
Distribution: Kubuntu
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: 15
I had the same problem. I can confirm that netcrawl's solution was right


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cannot run Audacity : "Audacity is already running" tuanito Linux - Software 8 03-17-2016 02:05 PM
Audacity goes crash.... iatemyfingers Programming 2 06-28-2005 08:47 PM
sound is off with audacity install bosewicht Linux - Newbie 0 04-10-2004 10:53 PM
audacity help .. JMK Linux - Software 1 03-14-2004 11:34 AM
audacity jasonmcneil0 Linux - Software 5 10-30-2003 09:14 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:15 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration