[LAU] Heads Up :)

James Morris jwm.art.net at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 14:34:11 UTC 2010

On 6 October 2010 23:52, Robin Gareus <robin at gareus.org> wrote:
> On 10/07/10 00:14, James Morris wrote:
>> Hi Will,
> Hi James,
> I'm not Will, but also curious.
>> Just curious, do you build all your audio stuff (from the kernel
>> through to ardour) from source?
>> I used to do that using debian to provide the base system, and X, and
>> to provide the dependencies (where the packages were recent enough)
>> required to build all my favourite audio software.
> Why not use gentoo, then?

Ah yes, well, um, I have been since around February this year...
forgot to mention it.

> Compiling a customized (real-time patched) kernel makes sense, but
> ardour and friends are available from Debian.

But how up to date are they, I like to get the latest tarballs (and
sometimes SVN) as soon as I notice them.

There has been a few times in the past when after performing an update
(I always use aptitude - I press u for update and the + on updated
packages section to mark them for install, and then g to download and

>> I'm just wondering if it's getting any easier these days, ie, is there
>> still much work to do, and is updating still a nightmare? (I used to
>> sometimes find I was better off doing a new install).
> Nightmare? quite the opposite. I've migrated the same Debian system over
> 4 laptops in the last ~7 years without re-installing. If you roll Debian
> packages for custom compiled software (or use backports) it's a piece of
> cake.

That's something I never looked into. I hear a similar thing can be
done in Gentoo...

> With apt-pinning it's possible to run a mixed system
> stable/testing/unstable and aptitude's dependency resolver just rocks.
> I only use 'stable' for servers though and stick to "A constantly usable
> testing distribution for Debian" ( http://lwn.net/Articles/406301/ ) for
> A/V Desk/Mac/Lap-tops.

I have never heard of apt-pinning before, it looks a bit dangerous


> 2c,
> robin
>> Cheers,
>> James
>> On 6 October 2010 17:05, Folderol <folderol at ukfsn.org> wrote:
>>> Just updated my debian squeeze based DAW and noticed audacity was
>>> amongst the updates. This once more works with jack - it hadn't for the
>>> last two or three updates.
>>> --
>>> Will J Godfrey
>>> http://www.musically.me.uk
>>> Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
>>> Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.
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