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cliver1956
12-Mar-2013, 17:27
Hi,
I'm brand new to Suse, just got a laptop with SLED installed. I have a bit of experience using Ububtu and Fedora but no much.
I'm trying to find a way to get Mixxx installed and running on SLED.
I found this and thought all my Christmases had come as it looked so easy.
http://packman.links2linux.org/package/mixxx
Sadly it won't install on SLED, it says "no instructions for distro" or words to that effect.
Can anyone point me to an idiots guide to getting it installed or am I better of putting Ubuntu on this machine?
Ubuntu seems to be supported by the Mixxx community.
Don't really want to if I can help it as I like the feel of suse
Hope someone can help.
Regards
Clive

malcolmlewis
12-Mar-2013, 18:27
On Tue 12 Mar 2013 04:34:02 PM CDT, cliver1956 wrote:


Hi,
I'm brand new to Suse, just got a laptop with SLED installed. I have a
bit of experience using Ububtu and Fedora but no much.
I'm trying to find a way to get Mixxx installed and running on SLED.
I found this and thought all my Christmases had come as it looked so
easy.
http://packman.links2linux.org/package/mixxx
Sadly it won't install on SLED, it says "no instructions for distro" or
words to that effect.
Can anyone point me to an idiots guide to getting it installed or am I
better of putting Ubuntu on this machine?
Ubuntu seems to be supported by the Mixxx community.
Don't really want to if I can help it as I like the feel of suse
Hope someone can help.
Regards
Clive




Hi
You could download the src rpm and rebuild locally. You would need to
add the SLE SDK to your system for some of the development files.

The other option is to request it's built via the packman Mailing List.

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cliver1956
12-Mar-2013, 19:45
Hi
You could download the src rpm and rebuild locally. You would need to
add the SLE SDK to your system for some of the development files.

The other option is to request it's built via the packman Mailing List.

--
Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) Kernel 3.4.28-2.20-desktop
up 1 day 15:02, 3 users, load average: 0.44, 0.28, 0.19
CPU Intel® i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | GPU Intel® Ironlake Mobile

Many thanks Malcolm. I have put in a request to the packman Mailing List.
If not I'll try and build it myself as you suggest. I just remember it was a real pain on Fedora sorting all the dependencies out.

Regards
clive

cliver1956
13-Mar-2013, 13:03
So, I'd like to try and build/install it myself :)
But I'm a bit confused as to which package to download :confused:
I'm running on a HP ProBook 4540s Intel i5 64bit with SLED 11 installed.
Should I go for a package from http://packman.links2linux.org/package/mixxx?
If so which one is best for my HW/OS?
or
Should I go for the linux source from http://mixxx.org/download/?
This is a newer release but will it work on SLED?
Also a pointer to some guidance on how to build and install from a source.tar.gz file appreciated if this is the way to go.

Any advice, as ever, greatly appreciated.
I'd really like to give suse a good crack as I love the look and feel so far. But as the main use of the laptop is going to be Mixxx I may be better going for Ubuntu or Ubuntu Studio as Mixx seems better supported on Ubuntu?
What do you guys think?

Regards
Clive

Arnaudk93
13-Mar-2013, 18:05
So, I'd like to try and build/install it myself :)
But I'm a bit confused as to which package to download :confused:
I'm running on a HP ProBook 4540s Intel i5 64bit with SLED 11 installed.
Should I go for a package from http://packman.links2linux.org/package/mixxx?
If so which one is best for my HW/OS?
or
Should I go for the linux source from http://mixxx.org/download/?
This is a newer release but will it work on SLED?
Also a pointer to some guidance on how to build and install from a source.tar.gz file appreciated if this is the way to go.

Any advice, as ever, greatly appreciated.
I'd really like to give suse a good crack as I love the look and feel so far. But as the main use of the laptop is going to be Mixxx I may be better going for Ubuntu or Ubuntu Studio as Mixx seems better supported on Ubuntu?
What do you guys think?

Regards
Clive

This link should be enough : http://downloads.mixxx.org/mixxx-1.10.1/mixxx-1.10.1-src.tar.gz
Also a SUSE Manager could consider putting this software in the official repository.

I have never used Ubuntu so I won't give any advice related to this distribution

Regards,

Arnaud

mikewillis
13-Mar-2013, 18:13
I say put Ubuntu on the machine because getting Mixx installed on Ubuntu and keeping it up to date will be trivial. Mixx is in the Ubuntu repos (though the Mixx website says that version is often out of date) and the Mixx developers provide a PPA you can easily add to your Ubuntu install to ensure you get the latest version.

Building Mixx from source on SLED will be possible, and whilst it can be educational and even fun, for a certain values of fun, it's certainly not trivial, especially if you've never done this sort of thing before. But it will take effort. If you've bought a laptop to use mostly for running Mixx on and your main concern is with being able use Mixx rather than learning about building things from source, well, like I said above.


You could put Ubuntu on and then install SLED in a virtual machine (check out VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/), it's also in the Ubuntu repos), and experiment with building Mixx from source for SLED at your leisure.