[linux-audio-user] Help setting up linux for high quality music listening via JACK

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 09:24:04 EDT 2006

On 6/29/06, Ryan Heise <ryan at ryanheise.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 09:20:11AM +0100, tim hall wrote:
> > actually compiling it from source shouldn't be particularly
> > complicated. I know there is a psychological brick wall around package
> > building
> Problems with users trying to compile source code (on debian):
> - It is often necessary to install certain -dev packages first. At the
>   same time, it is rarely obvious to a user that a missing -dev package
>   is the reason for it not compiling.
> - Mixing package-managed programs and manually-compiled programs gets
>   messy. E.g. If the user compiles/installs from source, and then
>   finally a proper package becomes available. It is not straightforward
>   to cleanly upgrade from the self-compiled version to the packaged
>   version.
> Problems with developers trying to maintain packages:
> - Too many package formats.
> - Too complicated package formats.
> But developers should (I think) take on the responsibility to make
> things easier for users.
> --
> Ryan Heise
> http://www.ryanheise.com/

What can I say? It buids easily on the two platforms I have here -
Gentoo and FC2. The developers are, in my experience, very nice guys
who provide information and fixes quickly to those who take the time
to join their mailing lists and make requests of them. If it's not
building on your or anyone elses system then all can suggest is that
you do the normal thing - join, ask, work & wait.

Sorry for having created some kind of problem here. Andrew asked. I
responded. Next time I guess I stay quiet.


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