[LAU] A Linux Audio distro that can keep up?

Darren Landrum darren.landrum at sbcglobal.net
Fri Aug 29 18:18:19 EDT 2008

Grammostola Rosea wrote:
> I think 64studio isn't always up to date either... that's why I have an 
> Debian testing/ unstable mixed system with the 64studio rt kernel...
> But that does mean you have build the whole audio distro yourself...
> Would be nice if there will be a 64studio based on Debian testing...
> Success!

I'm beginning to suspect that it's impossible to keep an audio distro up 
to date, and that I'll have to do it manually. Arch64 has a great 
system, but their precompiled binaries are very vanilla, and the user 
"experience" felt very patched together. It was a chore to do very basic 
things, like access my DVD-R (it could only do so in root).

I love how polished Ubuntu is, but keeping some software packages up to 
date is a chore. I don't think I'm getting around it, though. I just 
wish I could figure out why I can't compile vamp-sdk, or why it is I 
need that to compile Rubber Band to begin with.

I think what I'm going to do is make a list of software to remove from 
my system, and then simply keep up on that software manually, and hope I 
can keep it all working.

-- Darren

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