[Ardour-Users] Compile problem (probably my fault...)

John Emmas johne53 at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Oct 9 11:02:23 PDT 2007

Thanks guys, you were right.  I thought I'd loaded all the "dev"
dependencies but that one got away..!  Everything seems to be
proceeding normally now.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dragan Noveski" <perodog at gmx.net>
To: <ardour-users at lists.ardour.org>
Sent: 09 October 2007 16:33
Subject: Re: [Ardour-Users] Compile problem (probably my fault...)

> John Emmas wrote:
>> I'm in the middle of installing Linux on my laptop PC, so that I can demo
>> Ardour to somebody in a couple of weeks time.  I thought I'd take the
>> easy
>> route and install 64studio.  That all worked fine - albeit that
>> 64studio's
>> copy of Ardour is quite an old one, so I thought I'd build an up-to-date
>> version.
>> I've backed up my 64studio partition so nothing's going to get lost but
>> I'm having a problem building Ardour.  AFAIK I've installed the relevant
>> libraries / tools / dependencies etc.  But when I try to build with Scons
>> I get this output....
>> sudo scons DEBUG=1
>> scons: Reading SConscript files ...
>> Checking for pkg-config version >= 0.8.0... (cached) yes
>> Checking for gthread-2.0... (cached) yes
>> Checking for lrdf... (cached) yes
>> Checking for libgnomecanvas-2.0... (cached) yes
>> Checking for gtk+-2.0... (cached) yes
>> Checking for jack... (cached) yes
>> Checking for samplerate... (cached) yes
>> Checking for glib-2.0... (cached) yes
>> Checking for libxml-2.0... (cached) yes
>> Checking for raptor... (cached) yes
>> Package lrdf was not found in the pkg-config search path.
>> Perhaps you should add the directory containing `lrdf.pc'
>> to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
>> No package 'lrdf' found
>> OSError: 'pkg-config --cflags --libs lrdf' exited 1:
>>   File "/media/SHAREDDATA/ardour2/SConstruct", line 466:
>>     libraries['lrdf'].ParseConfig('pkg-config --cflags --libs lrdf')
>>   File "/usr/lib/scons/SCons/Environment.py", line 1103:
>>     return function(self, self.backtick(command))
>>   File "/usr/lib/scons/SCons/Environment.py", line 468:
>>     raise OSError("'%s' exited %s" % (command, status))
>> I'm assuming I've missed a step out, somewhere along the way.  What is
>> the
>> PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable - and what should I have done to
>> set it up?  (or what might I have missed out?)
>> Thanks,
>> John
> hallo john, either you have not installed liblrdf or liblrdf-dev, that
> will the most probably.
> to have the
> working properly in debian, i put this line into my .bash_profile:
> export
> PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH:/usr/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/share/pkgconfig:/usr/local/lib/pkg-config
> (note:this both lines  in original are only one line!)
> ...so the point is to find out, where on your system the libraries have
> installed their .pc files.
> try first running 'updatedb' as root, and than:
> locate pkgconfig
> once you find out the path(s) you can modify the line to catch the ones
> in your system.
> since 64studio is a debian derivate, it should work the same way...
> for changes to apply, you have to logout and login again the user.
> cheers,
> doc
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