The instructions for building Ardour from source indicate a need for separate single- and double-precision versions of fftw3. However, in the current Ubuntu release (8.04 Hardy Heron), both versions are merged into one package (libfftw3-3). Is this combined package sufficient, and is there an advantage to using separate packages for each version?
I created two Debian packages (libfftw3 and libfftw3f) so that other Ubuntu wouldn’t need to compile them themselves. Was this a waste of time? Do I need to create libfftw3-dev and libfftw3f-dev as well?
Actually, I shouldn’t call it a waste of time, since I learned how to create Debian packages in the process. With a little more practice, I’d be interested in creating a package for Ardour 2.5, since Ubuntu’s repository only has 2.3 available.