[Ardour-Dev] Default installation paths

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sun Jul 10 13:49:16 PDT 2011

On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 4:25 PM, John Emmas <johne53 at tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
> On 10 Jul 2011, at 20:59, Paul Davis wrote:
>> I guess its not entirely clear what the right target path is ... but
>> presumably you're thinking of "mixbus" ?
> Hopefully these examples will clarify what I need....  on my Linux box, Ardour2 normally gets installed into '/usr/local/lib/ardour2'.  So would Mixbus2 get installed into   '/usr/local/lib/mixbus2' or  '/usr/local/lib/mixbus' or something else?

mixbus is currently distributed as a self-contained "bundle" whose
location does not matter. this is true of ardour3 as well.

> Conversely on my Mac, Mixbus2 is installed in '/Applications/Mixbus2'.  So would Ardour2 get installed in '/Applications/Ardour2' or '/Applications/ardour2' or something different?

on OS X, all applications (more or less) are installed as
self-contained bundles whose location does not matter. its merely
"convention" to put them in /Applications

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