How do I install Ardour on a Debian Machine?

Hey folks…
I just downloaded the source code, and didnt see anything to do what I usually do for compile somethin (./configure, make, make install).
How do I proceed from here? Im very new to ardour.

Hi jamfi,

you would use “scons” instead of make. (I realize it’s a bit hard to find on the page)

But I suggest you use the official debian package. It has gotten pretty good recently, and they are very up-to-date (2.8.3 in testing, 2.8.4 in unstable, both with LV2 support etc.).

Just go for “apt-get install ardour”

if you want to download the .deb direcly.


Also you can try A/V linux by gmaq. debian based.

Cheers guys.

Both aptitude and apt-get doesnt find anything =/ dont know why. Maybe my repository (brazilian ones) does not have.
So I downloaded the .deb file, i just got a bit confused about a lot of options…

[DIR] Parent Directory -
[ ] ardour_2.8.4-3_mips.deb 10-Jan-2010 01:02 26M
[ ] ardour_2.8.4-3_ia64.deb 07-Jan-2010 21:35 27M
[ ] ardour_2.8.4-3_mipsel.deb 07-Jan-2010 11:17 25M
[ ] ardour_2.8.4-3_sparc.deb 07-Jan-2010 10:17 25M
[ ] ardour_2.8.4-3_s390.deb 06-Jan-2010 11:32 25M
[ ] ardour_2.8.4-3_armel.deb 05-Jan-2010 09:34 25M
[ ] ardour_2.8.4-3_hppa.deb 05-Jan-2010 06:17 26M
[ ] ardour_2.8.4-3_powerpc.deb 04-Jan-2010 22:33 5.2M
[ ] ardour-altivec_2.8.4-3_powerpc.deb 04-Jan-2010 22:33 4.8M
[ ] ardour_2.8.4-3_alpha.deb 0 4-Jan-2010 19:47 26M
[ ] ardour_2.8.4-3_i386.deb 04-Jan-2010 18:17 5.0M

I got the last one… i386. Why its very smaller than the firsts?

Thank you guys! Im just trying to install! I will post in case of success!