[LAU] About NAMA

Joel Roth joelz at pobox.com
Sun Jan 3 23:33:35 UTC 2016

Hart Larry wrote:
> Wow, not only when I tried installing nama  did it break my youtube-viewer,
> but I try-and-install the dependancies it complains about, but they won't
> install in either apt-get or aptitude
> sudo aptitude install libanyevent-perl libanyevent-termkey-perl
> libsuper-perl libterm-readline-gnu-perl/sid
> Back again live: Several months ago 1 of you figured nama could help me edit
> mp3 files. Otherwise I have had no new solutions. Thanks so much in advance
> Hart


I can't say for sure what broke your youtube-viewer. 

Most of your installation problems are not going to
come from your choice of package manager, so might
as well stick with one, apt-get, aptitude both
walk the same dependency trees.

What is an issue these days is how much gets pulled in by default.
There are requires/suggests/recommends relations in Debian packages
now, and I think you get more than just 'required'
dependencies by default now.

To have less:

-- quote --
First use an editor to make the necessary changes:                                                       
root at devuan:~# nano /etc/apt.conf.d/01lean                                                               
Add the following lines:                                                                                 
APT::Install-Suggests "0";                                                                               
APT::Install-Recommends "0";                                                                             
APT::AutoRemove::SuggestsImportant "false";                                                              
APT::AutoRemove::RecommendsImportant "false"; 

-- endquote --

The newest Nama, and some of its perl dependencies are only
available for sid AKA Debian unstable.  I'm not sure how to
pull them into stable or testing distributions.
People often switch from the Debian stable distribution
to testing or unstable to get newer packages.

However there are already newer changes you will want.  Here
is a simply way to install Nama while using Debian system
perl, but compiling extra stuff into your $HOME directory.

	apt-get install libncurses5-dev cpanminus liblocal-lib-perl

Note *two* angle brackets in following:

	perl -Mlocal::lib >> ~/.bashrc

	source ~/.bashrc

	echo $PATH

(Should include something like $HOME/perl5/bin.)

Now you should be ready for:

	cpanm Audio::Nama

which you can use to upgrade Nama later.



hope this helps


Joel Roth

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