[LAU] Compiling dssi-vst-master: -lz missing

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Aug 27 12:48:53 UTC 2015

On Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:42:30 -0400, David Santamauro wrote:
>On 08/27/2015 05:45 AM, jonetsu at teksavvy.com wrote:
>> What is this -lz exactly ?  And, anyone running Reaktor in this way ?
>... you'll need the zlib development packages, probably zlib-dev or 
>zlib-devel or something depending on your distribution.

Perhaps the OP should mention what source and what distro was used and
post the original Error message.

The OP just mentioned that an "Ubuntu page" was found, but the mailer
claims to be x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.

It seems to be that zlib headers are not needed or they are needed, but
already a dependency of a dependency that is mentioned.


"Build etc
To build dssi-vst, you will need:
* The DSSI header.
* Wine 0.9.5 or newer and its development tools -- http://www.winehq.com/
* Steve Harris's liblo "Lite OSC" library -- http://liblo.sf.net/ --
version 0.9 or newer.
* OPTIONALLY the VST SDK headers. The URL for downloading these seems
to change every week, but at the time of writing it is:


32-bit, seemingly not intended for 64-bit

$ wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/dssi-vst_0.9.2-1ubuntu6.debian.tar.xz
$ tar xJf dssi-vst_0.9.2-1ubuntu6.debian.tar.xz
$ grep Build debian/control 
Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 7.0.50~), quilt (>= 0.46-7~), dssi-dev, wine1.4-dev | wine-dev, liblo-dev, libasound2-dev, libjack-dev, pkg-config

Arch User Repository:

32-bit and 64-bit

Ok, for Arch zlib is from core, so it must not be mentioned, but at
least lib32-zlib isn't from core, so it should be mentioned, if it would
be needed.

$ wget https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/snapshot/dssi-vst-git.tar.gz
$ tar xzf dssi-vst-git.tar.gz
$ grep depends dssi-vst-git/PKGBUILD 
depends=("wine" "liblo" "jack")

Debian removed it, but the bug seems to be fixed:


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