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Podcasting with Audacity™: Creating a Podcast with Free Audio Software - Mac, Windows, and Linux by Scott Granneman, Dominic Mazzoni

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Appendix BCompiling Audacity on Linux

In Chapter 2, "Installing and Configuring Audacity," we covered installing Audacity and LAME using your distro’s package manager. One of the great things about open source software, though, is that if your distro doesn’t provide a software package, or if you don’t like the version of the software that is provided, then you can always compile your own. In this appendix, let’s look at the process of compiling Audacity on Linux so that you truly customize this software to meet your needs.

The following commands were all entered on a computer running K/Ubuntu 7.04. If you’re using a different distro, you’ll need to install the referenced packages using your distro’s package management system. The final commands ...

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