Unable to Build Ardour for Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

UPDATE: This is now resolved! Thank you!

I have installed all the dependencies to Build Ardour and have installed Git. I have also downloaded the source files to install Ardour. However, when I change directory to ardour and then try to run:

./waf configure

to prepare to compile the program. I am getting the following error message:

Checking for ‘jack’ >= 0.121.0 : not found
The configuration failed

The log file shows the following:

Checking for ‘jack’ >= 0.121.0
[’/usr/bin/pkg-config’, ‘jack >= 0.121.0’, ‘–cflags’, ‘–libs’, ‘jack’]
err: Package jack was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing jack.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable No package 'jack' found Package jack was not found in the pkg-config search path. Perhaps you should add the directory containing jack.pc’
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package ‘jack’ found

Can someone help me get past this issue please?

Hello,

Do you have jack installed on your system?
If not maybe you should or tell the compiler to ignore jack things if its an available option.

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Try sudo apt-get build-dep ardour - on debian/Ubuntu that’ll build-dependencies. As for the configuration options, I suggest to compare to ardour builds.

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Thank you for this suggestion! I was trying to run

sudo apt-get -y install libjack-dev

instead of

sudo apt-get -y install libjack-jackd2-dev

This is now resolved!