[chuck-users] Compiling chuck on UbuntuStudioGutsy32

Atte André Jensen atte.jensen at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 02:40:22 EST 2007

Eric Hedekar wrote:

> Hmm, I've been using linux for the last four years and this is the first 
> time anyone has ever told me about apt-file.  Nearly every package I've 
> ever needed to install from source has listed the dependencies.

You mean like a list of dependencies? 
http://chuck.cs.princeton.edu/release/ says you need

#  source
# dependency: libsndfile
(you should already have one)
# gcc, lex, yacc, make
(you better have these)

I know that this is not ubuntu specific, but please remember that there 
are lots of other linux distributions outthere, and maintaning a list of 
packages for redhat, suse, gentoo, slaxware, debian and ubuntu (aren't 
those the 6 biggest ones?) is not something we should ask the chuck 

> I can see where you're coming from with the package list possibly not 
> being maintained, but it'd still be better than nothing at all.

Then go ahead and make a list :-) I'll just not be using it...

> I knew 
> all along that the error messages are there for a reason, I just didn't 
> understand what they were saying.

Ok. Did you actually read them or just think "oops, errors, I must have 
done something wrong"? No offence, but in my oppinion "error: 
jack/jack.h: No such file or directory" is quite easy to understand :-)

   This does not mean that things are
> working fine.  If audio enthusiasts such as myself need to know of 
> obscure (maybe apt-file is not obscure,

It's not obscure, it's just cool :-)

> and I've been living under a 
> rock) linux admin commands to get ChucK installed then something is not 
> working - the install interface.

Compiling a program from source is not that tricky, but compared with 
synaptic it's "linux admin", I agree. So either one sticks with the 
software available through synaptic or one learns to compile from source.

I simply tried to help you understand, in a more general way, how to 
compile a piece of software, so that you'll know what to do next time 
you need to.

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