[ardour-users] [newbie] hello and call for assistance

Jack O'Quin joq at io.com
Mon Oct 24 16:55:50 PDT 2005

> Am / On Mon, 24 Oct 2005 11:39:50 -0500
> schrieb "Jack O'Quin" <joq at io.com>:
>> I think his version of JACK (0.99.0) is too old for that feature.

"Klaus-M. Klingsporn" <klaumikli at tiscali.de> writes:
> but jackd 0.99.0 can be configure to start automatically.
> man jackd (Version 0.99.0) says:
> JACK is evolving a mechanism for automatically starting the server when
> needed.  Any client started without a running JACK server will attempt
> to  start  one itself using the command line found in the first line of
> $HOME/.jackdrc if it exists, or /etc/jackdrc if it does not. If  nei-
> ther  file  exists,  a built-in default command will be used, including
> the -T flag, which causes the server to shut down when all clients have
> exited.
> As  a  transition, this only happens when $JACK_START_SERVER is
> defined in the environment of the calling process.  In  the  future
> this  will become normal behavior.  In either case, defining
> $JACK_NO_START_SERVER disables this feature."

Yes, you can set that env variable.  But, this will cause *any* JACK
client to start the server automatically, which some definitely do not
want.  So, be careful where you set $JACK_START_SERVER.  Doing it only
in the ardour process is probably safest.

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