how can I organise the files so that I can just run $ardour5 rather than having to refer to th /opt directory?
You could create a symlink to the binary or add
/opt/Ardour-5.12.0/bin/ to the $PATH.
The former is probably easiest:
cd /usr/local/bin sudo ln -s /opt/Ardour-5.12.0/bin/ardour5 Ardour5
Then launch with
Ardour5. Alternatively you could also just crate a .desktop launcher that uses the full path.
Eventually there should be an installer that does this and also creates a desktop launcher.
The official Intel binaries from https://ardour.org/download already do that, but the current ARM binaries are mostly for getting feedback (system performance, ARM specific bugs, etc).
Hi…In my case I can run Ardour on Raspberry Pi Zero and it works well for simple tasks such as tracking up to 4 channel. I can save and export without problems. I can even overdub and mix with 2 or 3 plugins. I noticed one very important thing: the speed of the SD card is crucial for running Ardour on Raspberry Pi.