[Ardour-Users] Jack2 (1.9.7) & ardour 3.0
m at openmusiccontest.org
Tue May 3 15:52:58 PDT 2011
am Dienstag 03 Mai 2011 (20:35) schrieb Henry W. Peters:
> I have tried to install jack2 (1.9.7) by building the tar ball
> When I try to uninstall, or remove jack 1.9.6 via synaptic, it 'wants' to
> remove a bunch of jack related programs, including my install of ardour
> 2.8.11, & not only that, but reinstall jack1. Is there some way around this
> quandary (this may be a deja vu circumstance)?
as wayne already pointed out, installing something circumventing the package
management is probably not the best idea.
in case there's no .deb package of 1.9.7 around, you can try to build one on
your own and let that one replace the installed one. this might seem a little
more complicated than compiling directly from source, but at least your system
is aware of what belongs to which package.
a dirty hack (i didn't try with jack myself, but it worked on a lot of other
packages): as long as a) the package isn't heavily patched by its maintainer,
and b) there's no deep rooted changes between the two versions, you can try to
apply the latest package diff patch against the new sources (look at the
sources your distributor provides, it should be there somehwere...), like
zcat /path/to/package_name-version.diff.gz | patch -p1
(although for jack there even seems to be a debian-tarball you just have to
unpack, see http://packages.ubuntu.com/natty/jackd2 )
this should create an additional folder called "debian" in the source's root
directory with all files needed for packaging. to change the version number of
the package, update "debian/changelog". then run
dpkg-buildpackage -r fakeroot
in the source's root directory to build the package. you'll most likely need
to install some develepment packages for this to work, if you run into errors.
after the package was created, install it by
dpkg -i package_name-version.deb
but be aware that although now your package management system should be
satisfied, the contents of your new package can of course still completely
break your setup! however, if that's the case, you should be able to simply
downgrade again to the previous package. remind yourself of this advantage if
building a package for the first time leads you to despair... ;-)
viele grüße :: m.eik
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