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Old 04-10-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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Could someone help me to compile audacity-src-1.2.6 ?? I have un-tared the

file onto my Desktop, and it is now a Directory. How do I proceed now?

Thank you! -gustav521

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Hi,

Can you tell us what distro you are using? Then we can help you better. If it is one of the more popular distros then I am sure that you don't need to use to tar file for audacity.

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Hello wmorri! Thank you for helping with this other question of mine. I am

using Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Edition. I DL'd Audacity 1.3.12beta from the

repos, and found that audacity has removed the mixer toolbar, which I need

to record line-in/mic, etc, easily. I have 1.2.6 running on an XP machine.

But it looks like you can only DL the source code for 1.2.6 for Linux, so

compiling is in order, it seems! Couldn't I run the 1.2.6 as .exe on 10.04??


Then how do I compile, and why all the mystery re compiling?? Thank you! -gustav521
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Hi,

Sorry if you think that there is a lot of mystery with compiling from source, cause from my experience it isn't really too bad. To compile there are three main steps: tar, make and make install. There are some other steps that you can do between the make and make install steps but those are optional. So let me start at the top.

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cd to /the/directory/that/has/your/file in your case it would be Desktop.

tar -xvf 1.3.12beta.tar.gz

make

sudo make install you need to be root to install a program
Those are the simple steps for how to compile a program.

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Hello "wmorri": thanks for your advice! I was sent this link which seems to

explain it all, and then some, simply:


CompilingAudacityForBeginners - Audacity Wiki


Thanks again for all your time! gustav521

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