Re: [linux-audio-user] audacity and Mandrake

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Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] audacity and Mandrake
From: janne halttunen (
Date: Wed May 01 2002 - 13:11:26 EEST

On Wed, 1 May 2002 09:51:34 +0100
Anahata <> wrote:

> Greetings all, I'm new to this list!
> Has anyone got Audacity to work on Mandrake Linux?
> I tried to install the RPM, but it's complaining about missing libraries.
> Installing wx-GTK fixed one of the complaints, but some of the others are
> confusing me. It asks for ogg and vorbis libraries and another
> gtk-related library, and if I ask urpmi to install them it says they are
> already there. Or, in the case of 'vorbis' I'm not sure which package it
> really means, but libogg0 doesn't make it any happier.
> I suspect that I need to create some symlinks in /usr/lib to alias some
> files to othes with slightly different names in the same directory, but
> does anyone know exactly which ones?
> I'm not very used to Mandrake, so I may be missing some quite basic stuff
> here.

I downloaded RPM:

then I did:

urpmi wxGTK6
urpmi libmad

After this RPM installed with no complaints.

I had libvorbis and libogg already installed. You may have to do:

urpmi libvorbis

to get it installed.


> Alternatively, a clue about how to get GLAME to do anything sensible at
> all would be appreciated. That installs fine, but it's far from obvious
> even how to do a simple top and tail operation, for example.
> I'm doing it with gnoise now. That installs and works but the user
> interface is tedious and it doesn't seem to do much. I've used an older
> version of Audacity under Debian and I like it much better, but I have
> other reasons for not going back to that whole installation.
> --
> Anahata
> Tel: 01638 720444
> Mob: 07976 263827

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