Debian Sid build requirements

I think this should work for Sarge too. YMMV
From a fresh bootstrap assuming you already have X and your favorite WM installed:

# apt-get install alsa-base alsa-tools jackd qjackctl alsa-tools-gui scons python2.4 gettext pkg-config libtool autoconf libjack0.100.0-dev libxml2 libxml2-dev raptor-utils liblrdf0 liblrdf0-dev libsamplerate0 libsamplerate0-dev libglib2.0-0 libglib2.0-dev libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-dev libsndfile1 libsndfile1-dev libgnomecanvas2-0 libgnomecanvas2-dev liblo0 liblo0-dev libboost-dev libasound2-dev unp bzip2 unzip zip

Easiest way to get started:

$ wget
$ unp ardour-2.0beta6.2.tar.bz2
$ cd ardour-2.0beta6.2
$ scons
$ su

scons install

No this doesn’t create an ardour2.deb for you but it’s easy to uninstall w/ scons:

$ cd ardour-2.0beta6.2
$ su

scons -c install

Hmm looks like the formatting went to hell. It was fine in the preview…
Can I not edit my own post?

Debian Sid
AMD64 3200+
2x512M Mushkin PC3200

not sure why you can’t edit it, but i fixed it for you. the <code> tag in drupal’s handling has no automation line wrap, and your apt-get line was rather long.