[linux-audio-user] how to compile timidity

Thomas Ilnseher illth at gmx.de
Fri Jul 21 08:31:48 EDT 2006

Dragan Noveski wrote:
> hi,
> i am trying to remove from my system all the packages which are 
> depending of the jackd debian package, for being able to run jackd 
> from svn.
> compiling timidity works, but timidity wonts not to start.
> the distri version from timidity i used to start with "jacklaunch 
> timidity -ig".
> now, starting the self-made timidity with the same command gives:
> nowhiskey at murija2:~$ jacklaunch timidity -ig
> /usr/local/share/timidity/timidity.cfg: No such file or directory
> timidity: Can't read any configuration file.
> Please check /usr/local/share/timidity/timidity.cfg
> nowhiskey at murija2:~$
> in /usr/local/share there is no timidity on my system:
> nowhiskey at murija2:/usr/share$ whereis timidity
> timidity: /etc/timidity /usr/local/bin/timidity
> nowhiskey at murija2:
try to make a symlink from /etc/timidity to /usr/local/share/timidity :

# cd /usr/local/share
# ln -s /etc/timidity .


you might have to play with the --sysconfdir= parameter to configure.
but i don't know.

> though there are so many additional options for building timidity.
> perhaps someone is able to give me an example how to configure 
> timidity that it can be started with the command jacklaunch timidity -ig?
> i tried already with this
> ./configure --enable-gtk --enable-xskin --enable-alsaseq  
> --with-default-output=jack
> regards,
> doc

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