[LAU] Linux MIDI resources

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Sat Aug 17 00:53:18 CEST 2019

On Fri, 16 Aug 2019, Brian Hagen wrote:

>     I have some good audio resources up and running on Ubuntu Studio 
> 18.04. When I searched for MIDI utilities, what I have found so far is a 
> bunch of them that can be downloaded and compiled (supposedly). When I 
> attempt that, so many of them have such cryptic error streams that it 
> appears that only a highly skilled Linux programmer could get them to 
> configure, compile, and install properly.
>     Does anyone know why these resources seem so difficult to get 
> going? Please comment.

The standard problem on debian/ubuntu/etc systems is that the lib packages 
are divided into two packages each. The run binary and the build includes 
etc. So if you get a can't find libsample and yet you know libsample is 
installed and works, there is probably another package called 
libsample-dev. Install that package and try again... and probably install 
the next one that is missing. Do remember that sometimes the you will be 
missing sample and the package may be called libsample still.

Yup, all good fun in buildland.

Len Ovens

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