[Ardour-Users] linux distro install tool info wanted

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 10:03:32 PST 2009

On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 1:53 AM, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> 1 at a time please.
> please reply to the list with the
>   * name(s) of linux distribution(s)


>   * name of the install tool for the distro


>   * name of ardour package for the distro


>   * actual command to install and to update ardour

emerge ardour

>   * name of special repository/ies worth knowing for the distro

I use the Gentoo pro-audio overlay (as well as the vmware overlay)


>   * any other special pkg-mgmt based hints

To update portage (the database emerge uses) first with the overlay
updates and then with general Gentoo updates:

layman -S

I've made the ardour unstable version available using the following
settings and flags:

Overall USE flags in make.conf:

USE="realmedia quicktime dri radeon mmx mmxext sse sse2 3dnow 3dnowext
gnome kde -esd -arts ladspa nptl nptlonly audiofile gimp gimpprint
ppds usb alsa cdr dvd dvdr dvdread jack jack-tmpfs fluidsynth tcltk
sndfile v4l v4l2 mysql flac xscreensaver -samba i8x0 mythtv apache2
-lirc mjpeg xvid xine cjk unicode vorbis ogg truetype java -eds -dts
a52 odbc"

lightning ~ # cat /etc/portage/package.keywords | grep ardour
media-sound/ardour ~amd64
lightning ~ #

lightning ~ # cat /etc/portage/package.use | grep ardour
lightning ~ #

So I've selected the ~amd64 version of ardour and have no special use
flags beyond what's in make.conf.

Currently installed version is marked 2.7.1. I usually don't mess with
the versions marked 9999 and such:

lightning ~ # eix -I ardour
[I] media-sound/ardour
     Available versions:
	(0)	(~)2.0.5[1] (~)2.1[1] (~)2.2[1] (~)2.3.1[1] (~)2.4[1] (~)2.4.1[1]
(~)2.5 (~)2.5[1] (~)2.5-r1 (~)2.6.1_p4010 (~)2.7_p4225 (~)2.7_p4225[1]
(~)2.7.1 (~)2.7.1[1] **2.9999[1] **99992[1]
	(3)	**3.9999[1]
	{altivec custom-cflags debug fftw freesound lv2 nls sse surfaces sys-libs vst}
     Installed versions:  2.7.1[1](08:31:13 PM 01/31/2009)(nls sse
-altivec -debug -freesound -lv2)
     Homepage:            http://ardour.org/
     Description:         multi-track hard disk recording software

[1] "proaudio" /usr/local/portage/layman/pro-audio
lightning ~ #

Other gentoo management tools I find valuable:


Hope this helps,

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