Installing Audacity 2 in Debian SqueezeApr 20th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Linux / Freebsd
Well this was a bit of a nightmare and only really figured it out due to some luck
Soooo, you’ve no doubt been trying a bunch of things and have ended in frustration. Let me tell you that from my experience you are going to have to install from source.. No clean neat little packages, although I suppose you could just make one yourself.
Now you might be here because you tried to install from source and that ended in a clusterfuck of errors when you tried to make it as happened to me.
By chance I just got it compiled and installed and what I learned was that you have to have audacity 1.3 installed on your system to make/compile audacity 2. Sooo make sure audacity 1.3 is installed run ./configure (which itself takes a bunch of troubleshooting to get to run properly) and then run make . Just make mind you, not make install. After you have successfully ran make and it is all compiled then do a sudo apt-get remove audacity audacity-data to uninstalled 1.3 and then run sudo make install in the audacity 2.0 directory. Should work, as it just did for me.. So good luck and happy recording. I’m off to go make an audio article for industrybroadcast.com, huzzah!