[Ardour-Users] best installation of ardour
dennismail at gmx.net
Thu Oct 1 07:09:17 PDT 2009
Am 29.09.2009 um 12:20 schrieb Ralf Mardorf:
> Justin M. Streiner wrote:
>> On Mon, 28 Sep 2009, jonathan wrote:
>>> I was wondering what is the best way to install ardour. Should I
>>> install the package from my distro or should I download it form the
>>> site. If I do get it from my distro which is the best for ardour?
>>> If I
>>> download it from the site and there is an update for ardour is it
>>> to update or do I have to redownload the whole program again to
>>> get the
>>> update? Thanks for your help.
>> A lot of that depends on what distro you're using, but generally
>> it's better to use the package management tools that are provided
>> by your distro. Those tools often make the task of resolving
>> dependencies much easier. Note that some distro maintainers take
>> longer than others to make updates available, so if you need some
>> functionality or a bug fix that's only available in the latest SVN
>> build, then you might need to roll Ardour from source.
>> Many distros (Fedora, Gentoo, Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, and several
>> others that I'm aware of) will run Ardour well, so your choice of
>> distro is largely based on your experience and comfort level and
>> other concerns, such as how easy it is to get your audio interface
>> working with a particular distro.
>> To get the most out of Ardour, you need to have a kernel that's
>> built for real-time operation, which requires either the
>> application of a set of patches to your existing kernel source
>> tree, getting an already-patched kernel source tree, downloading
>> and installing a package that contains a pre-built kernel that
>> includes the real-time patch cluster. How you accomplish that is,
>> again, based largely on your choice of distro.
> Full ACK.
> If you like to do arts with Linux, 64 Studio is a very comfortable,
> stable distro that is set up for real-time usage by default and
> ships with audio, animation, graphic applications by default. It has
> it's advantages, but also disadvantages. I prefer 64 Studio. The
> actual 3.0-beta3 is stable.
I am using Ubuntu Studio:
You may get both 32 and 64 bit version of it.
From my point of view, a special distribution about this is an
excellent idea, because the creators of these distributions usually
take care a lot about correct working of it - and you don´t have to
take care about that rt-kernel needed (which, btw, is the best point:
Compiling your own kernel is quite a difficult thing after all - and
you cannot really check all the possible consequences in an installed
system). You may certainly also install Ardour in other distros, but I
also see some points of security: My Ubuntu Studio system has quite
some things disabled, although they are present after installation.
One example would be: Do I really need some network services on this
system? Do I need a IM tool? No, because I produce music with it and it
´s not intended to used to surf around and chat.
On the other side, I am still searching for a better distro, because
Ubuntu Studio is using the Ubuntu repositories by default - and to
tell you the truth, I found quite some tools that do not have to be
installed in a studio area imho. 64 Studio could be a solution, but
this only exists for 64 bit (as fart as I know) and I decided to run
in 32 bit mode (although I have a 64bit CPU in the PC), because of
some reasons that were mentioned by Ralf Mardorf. So if any of you
know another finished studio distro, please let us know. Thanks.
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