[Ardour-Dev] Ardour 2.3 build problems

John Emmas johne53 at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Mar 4 03:02:21 PST 2008

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Emmas" <johne53 at tiscali.co.uk>
Subject: [Ardour-Dev] Ardour 2.3 build problems
> Hi Paul,
> I've encountered another one of my strange "funnies" when building Ardour
In fact, I'm slowly coming to the conclusion that there might be a problem
with Subversion (at least, as far as Ardour's '2.0-ongoing' branch is
concerned).  After posting yesterday - and after the benefit of a good
night's sleep - I realised that my laptop PC (which previously, I thought
had been building correctly) actually hadn't.  It just looked as though it
was getting further than the other machine.

Here are some of the things I've discovered after doing some tests this

1)  If I 'svn update' from 2.1 to 2.3, scons fails to build
libardour_tranzport.so.  On my distro (64studio) it claims that libusb
isn't installed (libusb IS installed and everything built fine under 2.1).
If I build from a completely fresh checkout, this works as expected.

2)  If I run 'scons install' after building a fresh (Ardour) checkout, it
installs a lot of files having extensions such as ".mo", ".po", ".pot" etc.
None of them seem to get installed if I run 'scons install' after building
the upgraded version (even after scons --clean).

3)  If I build and install from the 'checked out' version, it writes various
new files to /usr/local/etc, /usr/local/bin, /usr/local/share and
/usr/local/share/locale.  None of these are getting installed if I build and
install from the 'updated' version.

I've verified this on two different PC's and saw the same results on both
systems.  Admittedly, both PC's were running 64studio but I doubt that this
is a 64studio problem (nevertheless, I've flagged it up on the 64studio
forum - just so they're aware of it).  I still have an old backup of
OpenSuse available - so without too much trouble, I could try repeating the
experiments with OpenSuse (if that would be useful).  I'll have to leave it
for the moment though because I've really spent too much time on this


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Emmas" <johne53 at tiscali.co.uk>
To: <ardour-dev at lists.ardour.org>
Sent: 03 March 2008 15:22
Subject: [Ardour-Dev] Ardour 2.3 build problems

> Hi Paul,
> I've encountered another one of my strange "funnies" when building Ardour
> and I just wondered if it might make any sense to you.  Here's what
> happened.....
> I was previously running Ardour 2.1 on both my laptop & desktop machines
> (both from the 2.0-ongoing branch and both would have been the same svn
> revision but I can't remember what number).  A few days ago I did a svn
> update on the laptop machine, bringing it up to svn 3117.  This built
> perfectly with all the new features.  I then tried doing the same thing on
> my desktop machine.  Although it built, after the install there was a
> whole
> bunch of stuff missing - notably, no libardour_tranzport.so and only 5
> drop-down menus on the main screen, compared to 10 on my laptop machine.
> I tried various things - Debug build / Release build / svn --clean /
> checking that my installed libs were the same on both machines etc.  I
> even
> checked that the number of files were the same in my Ardour project
> folders
> (and that they had the same numbers of bytes) but nothing would make
> Ardour build properly on the desktop machine.  At one stage, through sheer
> desperation, I even copied the entire directory structure (including all
> files) from the working machine to the non-working machine but it still
> wouldn't build correctly - even though in theory, it was now using exactly
> the same files!!
> Eventually, I renamed my main 'ardour' branch and did a fresh svn checkout
> to a new root branch.  This built and installed perfectly.  I then renamed
> the old branch back to its original name - lo and behold, it now builds
> okay!!
> It's a compete mystery to me but I'd be interested to know if that makes
> sense to anyone else....
> Cheers,
> John
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