[ubuntu-studio-devel] US still alive !

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Tue Apr 3 17:25:10 UTC 2018

On Tue, 3 Apr 2018, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> On Tue, 3 Apr 2018 08:44:20 -0700 (PDT), Len Ovens wrote:
>> I saw software installers mentioned somewhere too... so far the only 
>> reliable software installer I have tried is synaptic. the two big
>> failures of other setups are:
>>  - not passing package option questions to the user (jackd asks
>> reatime or not for example)
>>  - not informing the user when an install will remove already
>> installed packages.
> The command line tool "apt" becomes better and better. For the averaged
> user it already could replace a lot of the complicated "apt-foo" and
> "dpkg" commands, unfortunately it suffers from a bad documentation.

Sorry, I meant GUI software installers :)  I also use apt everywhere but 
my server which is stuck in 14.04 land and requires apt-get.

My point of course is that not knowing that installing libjack-dev removes 
jackd2 and all applications that depend on it is a fail. Yet the audio 
world is still reliant on being able to build your own for many packages 
that are not available in either ubuntu or debian. (Maybe we should 
install libjack-jackd2-dev by default)

Len Ovens

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