[Ardour-Users] Jack2 (1.9.7) & ardour 3.0

Henry W. Peters hwpeters at jamadots.com
Tue May 3 16:45:24 PDT 2011

Thanks much (all). My Debian Squeeze package manager only has the 1.9.6 
version.  I did manage to find the debian-tarball you mentioned, got it 
unpacked (via 'Archive Manager') wondered what the heck to do with it... 
Now I know (a little something) about it. I shall ponder & meditate, 
upon the likely necessities, & possibly give it a try. Like the poet 
said: "How can you learn less?"



On 05/03/2011 06:52 PM, m.eik michalke wrote:
> hi henry,
> 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
>   cd new_package_sources
>   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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