What version am I running and why is Ardour not loading....

  • sjclemmy
Posted: Mon, 04/27/2009 - 18:49
Hi, I followed the instructions (or so I thought ;-)) to upgrade to the latest stable release, but I have a sneaking suspicion that I am running beta 3.0. Here is output from a couple of commands: music@64studio:~$ cat /proc/version Linux version 2.6.21-1-multimedia-amd64 (Debian 2.6.21-2) (waldi@debian.org) (gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)) #1 SMP PREEMPT RT Fri Jun 22 00:00:33 UTC 2007 music@64studio:~$ cat /etc/issue Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 \n \l music@64studio:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (lenny) Release: 5.0 Codename: lenny So it looks like Lenny to me. Can someone confirm what I am running? Ardour does not seem to be here and when I try and install the 'etch' version in Synaptics I get the following error message: Depends: liblo0 but it is not going to be installed And if I try and uninstall liblo0 it wants to uninstall tons of software I want to keep. Can someone point me in the right direction to get ardour to load. I'm not bothered about a bleeding edge test version of 64studio, so if its 'easy' enough to get back to a stable release (if I'm not already on it) that would be preferable. Thanks, Steve

You hit the nail on the head

  • sjclemmy
  • 04/27/09
  • Tue, 04/28/2009 - 11:18
You hit the nail on the head - the mist has now cleared and I understand where I went wrong! a definite PICNIC error (Problem in Chair, not in Computer). Thanks, Steve

Going back

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 04/27/2009 - 20:18
Check your repositories... it probably has "stable" in stead of "etch" somewhere... So it upgraded to lenny. Going back is very hard. Make a backup of your home folder and other important files and install 2.1 again. Check repositories and make sure "etch" is in there, and not "stable" 3.0 is taking a bit longer to release because of OEM work. Cheers, Quentin