Latest Audacity broken in Ubuntu?

thomas fisher studio1 at
Mon Mar 3 18:59:56 UTC 2008

On Sunday 02 March 2008 20:00:41 Dave M G wrote:
> Ubuntu List,
> The latest version of Audacity is marked as being "beta", yet that's the
> version that is in the Ubuntu repositories.
> This beta version does not work on my system. Any attempt to play back
> audio using any audio device says "Audio device can not be found".
> I uninstalled it and got the last stable version off the Audacity web
> site, and that seems to work fine.
> But now the update manager keeps telling me to upgrade to the beta.
> I'm a little confused. I thought the repositories only had stable
> working versions.
> I don't think I'm the only one having troubles with the latest Audacity
> in Ubuntu. Some Google searching has come up with many people reporting
> some troubles.
> Did Ubuntu or Audacity make some change that makes the latest version
> incompatible? Can it be fixed?
> Any advice would be much appreciated.
> --
> Dave M G

   The latest Audacity 1.3.4 is working ok on my system. Ubuntu 7.10, P4 dual 
RT kernel, Intel MB.

Hope this is of use.

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