#51 Debian 6.0 Squeeze IDJC 0.8.8 build

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2013-04-21
2013-04-21
Anonymous
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Hello,

Thank you for this wonderful software.
I have spent a fair amount of time (about two days) in trying to install the latest IDJC. I broke and recovered almost the whole OS, including Python, Jack, etc.
My main problem now is that JACK complains about "No driver ALSA found". I have tried to install JACK from sources as well, after installing all alsa-related stuff and with --alsa option.
Could you please share a short guide about the necessary steps and their sequence? Is it possible to use JACK2 (I tried both)?

Kind regards,

Zlo

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    Anonymous - 2013-04-21

    P. S. Python is now still 2.6 and on ./configure idjc is complaining about pygtk2.0, Its ./configure gives:

    The following modules will be built:

    atk

    The following modules will NOT be built:

    pango
    pangocairo
    gtk
    gtk.glade
    gtk.unixprint

    Numpy support: no

    zlo@SRV1:~/Downloads/pygtk-2.24.0$

    And I was unable to install anything more than atk (dependency errors). In this mode it is no good and idjc does not recognize it.

     
  • Stephen Fairchild

    Installation instructions are here http://idjc.sourceforge.net and version specific installation instructions are in the doc directory of the source tree.
    IDJC 0.8.8 requires python 2.7 I am almost certain. If you need to install on an older version of Python you will need to install an old version of IDJC. JACK1, JACK2 and JACK-DBUS all work. I would not bet that you recovered the whole OS since removing Python will remove everything that depends on it including a lot of automation scripts.

     
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    Anonymous - 2013-04-22

    Thank you for the prompt reply!
    I have read the docs, sorry for not mentioning, yet I decided it is to be expected from a "builder". Another thing, it is a an amd64 (x64) version.
    Yes, you are fairly right, my Debian is a bit broken, still the interface, the installer, the apps I am using are all working fine. I was able to manually start jack with "dummy" output and then run IDJC 0.8.3, yet I am trying to enjoy the latest 0.8.8. The obstacles - Debian Squeeze and its main apps use Python 2.6. Even if I install Python 2.7, Update-manager and other apps stop working. Also, Python 2.7 installs with error, as "broken". Best option seems to be an upgrade to Wheezy, although it is in test stage. Unfortunately exactly the update-manager is still damaged, and I have also MySQL, Apache, PHPBB3 to keep.
    I have downloaded the 0.8.8.deb package, to avoid the compilation errors, but it again complains about the Python version.
    My question is, is it possible according to the Linux Law to make a larger installer, containing all of the required dependencies? Maybe everything (Python, Jack, PyGTK, scripts, etc.) could be installed into /usr/jack or wherever? Then IDJC could use these components without system-wide installation?
    I realize that this is an ugly approach and that the installer will grow, but possibly you are testing in such a way before the release anyway? Or someone could just repackage it?

    Kind regards,

    Zlo

     
  • Stephen Fairchild

    My question is, is it possible according to the Linux Law to make a larger
    installer, containing all of the required dependencies? Maybe everything
    (Python, Jack, PyGTK, scripts, etc.) could be installed into /usr/jack or
    wherever? Then IDJC could use these components without system-wide
    installation?
    /quote

    Read this
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroot

     
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    Anonymous - 2013-04-26

    Thank you again for your time. Since my config is not a production one in the true sense (just a hobby home server), I used the chance to play a bit. So after a full format of /root and tests with Debian 7.0, Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 server editions + Ubuntu, XFCE, kUbuntu GUI, I found that IDJC works fine with them and the guide is indeed easy to follow. Currently in is on Ubuntu 13.04 with Kubuntu GUI 13.04.

    On a side note, since I really respect your work and I really think that IDJC can be called an "achievement" and "example" for a good written software, I thought that you might have more influence and convince the server developers to maintain a GUI for the server install, in the style of Windows 2003 at most - simple and fast, without missing features, allowing both running on my Prescott 630 (3GHz) / 2GB RAM and supporting applications like IDJC, which need an X server. Possibly you can drop a quick recipe for the OS and GUI you recommend, as it looks like the focus of my machine already is the radio. I have a couple of even older boxes for the Apache and MySQL, although I hate to keep things split.

    Kind Regards,

    Zlo

     
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    Anonymous - 2013-04-27

    Just to partially reply to my own question, installing Ubuntu server 12.10 plus

    http://rbgeek.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/how-to-install-vnc-server-on-ubuntu-server-12-04/

    looks very promising. The article works for 12.10 without any edit. I do recommend it for my case. Will test and report if I find any issues.

     
    Last edit: Anonymous 2013-09-23

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