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I followed the instructions at but still cannot install Ardour.

Mac OS X El Capitan
10.11.6 (15G1217)
2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

USDR00191 Downloads  -| /bin/sh ./ --target /Users/me/TMP
Creating directory /Users/me/TMP
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Ardour  100%  
readlink: illegal option -- f
usage: readlink [-n] [file ...]
readlink: illegal option -- f
usage: readlink [-n] [file ...]

Welcome to the Ardour installer

Ardour will be installed for user me in /opt

WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss
or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your
typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.

To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

Tue Mar 14 17:06:36 EDT 2017
Architecture is x86_64
./ line 238: ./.gcc-glibmm-abi-check: cannot execute binary file
Checking for required disk space
df: illegal option -- B
usage: df [-b | -H | -h | -k | -m | -g | -P] [-ailn] [-T type] [-t] [filesystem ...]
./ line 293: [: -le: unary operator expected
df: illegal option -- B
usage: df [-b | -H | -h | -k | -m | -g | -P] [-ailn] [-T type] [-t] [filesystem ...]
./ line 306: [: -le: unary operator expected
Bundle is on  filesystem
Unpacking bundle for x86_64-gcc4
Bundle unpacked
find: illegal option -- m
usage: find [-H | -L | -P] [-EXdsx] [-f path] path ... [expression]
       find [-H | -L | -P] [-EXdsx] -f path [path ...] [expression]
usage: basename string [suffix]
       basename [-a] [-s suffix] string [...]
System does not have xdg-desktop-menu installed
System does not have xdg-icon-resource installed

Checking system libs to see if they are compatible with Ardour.

./ line 482: ldd: command not found
find: /lib: No such file or directory

!!! ERROR !!! - Missing library detected!
This system does not have the correct libs to run Ardour.
Installation will not complete. Please use a compatible distro.

Press ENTER to exit installer:
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It appears you are trying to install the Linux version of Ardour on OS X, which will not work. You need to install the OS X version.

I followed the instructions at but still cannot install Ardour.
Mac OS X El Capitan

…and I quietly melt into the scenery with embarrassment hoping no one notices.

Oh… wait! I bought in at the $50 level and when I go to and enter my PayPal invoice ID I do not get to choose what platform. It just serves up

Sorry, nevermind. I found the correct .dmg for Mac.