[Ardour-Users] Shaky Ardour... (true love?

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Wed Dec 16 21:53:53 PST 2009

Hi Noel,

My point here wasn't whether emerge world borked things or not. 
Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. It's that this compulsion to 
stay "current" in your distro, and all the backups and maintenance and 
troubleshooting that this entails, literally did steal two years of my 
life until I decided that becoming a systems administrator wasn't the 
reason I got into making sound. Nor was it to become a beta tester for 
every dodgy new Linux audio app or plugin format, which is another good 
way to screw up your system and waste your time. In fact, Pure Data, 
Ardour and Jamin are about the only things I use these days, and there's 
very little I can't do with these three tools. So Mark's advice of "get 
it stable for what you need to do and then leave it the fzzk alone!" 
rings especially true for me.


Noel Darlow wrote:
> Hi
>> If some wise person had got this message through to me in 2005, I
>> might have two years of my life back!!! My dedicated DAW hasn't seen
>> an "emerge --world" or whatever the Gentoo command is since about the
>> start of 2008. And guess what--the world didn't end!!!! Might be time
>> to get a newer Ardour, however...
> Usually emerge world is pretty reliable but things can go wrong and
> there's no easy way to retrace you steps. 


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