[chuck-users] Compiling chuck on UbuntuStudioGutsy32

Atte André Jensen atte.jensen at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 06:15:35 EST 2007

Eric Hedekar wrote:

> make linux-jack
> make -f makefile.jack
> make[1]: Entering directory 
> `/home/stochastic/Desktop/ChucK/chuck- <>'
> g++ -D__LINUX_JACK__ -c -O3 -D__CK_SNDFILE_NATIVE__ rtaudio.cpp
> rtaudio.cpp:2715:23: error: jack/jack.h: No such file or directory
> rtaudio.cpp:2721: error: ISO C++ forbids declaration of 'jack_client_t' 
> with no type
> rtaudio.cpp:2721: error: expected ';' before '*' token
> rtaudio.cpp:2722: error: ISO C++ forbids declaration of 'jack_port_t' 
> with no type
> rtaudio.cpp.......
> what obvious part am I missing?

This is a common problem when compiling stuff from source: missing 
packages. It's easy to install the needed packages your self, if you 
know what you need!

First install apt-file (and run "sudo apt-file update"). Now look at the 
errors you got. The first problem marked "error" says that it can't find 
a file called "jack.h", however apt-file can find it for you: "apt-file 
search jack.h", which I think (I'm not on ubuntu) will report 
libjack-dev. So you do "sudo apt-get install libjack-dev". Run make 
again, and repeat the above for other missing packages.

> It would really be nice if some proper Linux documentation could be 
> written into the upcoming versions of the install tutorial.  I'd be 
> happy to help write it once I understand it.

I can understand that you'd rather have a nice list of packages to 
install, but I personally don't think this is such a good idea, mainly 
because it's likely to become unmaintained quite quickly. Remember that 
the problems you encountered are not a sign of anything not working, 
quite the opposite. It's a perfectly normal behaviour and the error 
messages even give you an exact description of the problem.

After you've done this a few times with a few programs, I suspect you'll 
agree with me that it's quite straight forward, and that a list of 
packages to install beforehand is not needed...

NB: Glad to hear that you got it working!

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