Build Ardour - How to start?

I would love to build the latest version of Ardour (No VST) just the normal version 2.8.3 After install how can I start Ardour? I have version 2.8.2 under UBUNTU already on my computer. Do I have to remove that version first?

What is the command to start Ardour. Or can I set up an Icon?


#Get and install libsndfile in /opt :
tar -xzf libsndfile-1.0.20.tar.gz
cd libsndfile-1.0.20
./configure --prefix=/opt/libsndfile-1.0.20
make && sudo make install
sudo apt-get stow
sudo stow -d /opt -t /usr/local libsndfile-1.0.20
sudo ldconfig

Get devel-libs for ardour

sudo apt-get build-dep ardour

#Download and untar ardour-2.8.3 and cd into that directory

#Compile and install ardour in /opt :
sudo mkdir /opt/ardour-2.8.3
scons PREFIX=/opt/ardour-2.8.3 && sudo scons install

#Start ardour-2.8.3 by running
in a terminal

The old version will still be available in the menu, if you want you can add an icon for the new version

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