compile fails: 2.0.5 ubuntu 12.04

:~/audacity-read-only$ java -showversion
java version “1.7.0_25”
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.3.10) (7u25-2.3.10-1ubuntu0.12.04.2)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.7-b01, mixed mode)

ERROR: libid3tag

sudo make install
FAILS: error:
/usr/lib/ could not read symbols: File in wrong format


Prior to attempting to compile Audacity I uninstalled /reinstalled using Ubuntu Software Center because attempting to run Audacity FAILED with an ELFCLASS32 error referencing


:~/audacity-read-only$ java -showversion
java version "1.7.0_25"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.3.10) (7u25-2.3.10-1ubuntu0.12.04.2)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.7-b01, mixed mode)

Audacity does not use Java.
If you are building in NetBeans then it is probably that NetBeans is broken.

Please don’t double post.
If you need to add more information, just send a reply to your existing topic.
If you need to ask an unrelated question, then start a new topic for that.

Please try the instructions here:

The double post was a keyboard error.

These are the instructions I followed:

The same ones you referenced.

For anyone else that wants to fire off a reply off the top of their head which assumes a.) I’m an idiot, or b.) I have not followed instructions, I can assure you I’ve followed the instructions referenced above. If you’ll LOOK at the error I referenced, that’s what I’m looking for help with.

A reply from someone who can give a clue based on the error I’m experiencing would be appreciated.

This appears to be unrelated to Audacity because Audacity does not use Java.
This was the only error mentioned in your first post, which is the post that I LOOKED at first and replied to before seeing your second post.

Ensure that you have libid3tag-dev installed (it may be called libid3tag0-dev or something similar on your distribution).

I was having trouble compiling Audacity 2.0.5 which I attempted because running Audacity on Ubuntu 12.04 installed through the Software Center was failing with an ELFCLASS32 error referencing

sudo apt-get --purge remove libid3tag*

After I executed the above command I returned to the install instructions for Audacity at:

I resumed from the command:
sudo apt-get build-dep audacity

Audacity now starts. This was a mindbending problem that took me several weeks to resolve. I hope this helps someone else.

Please report that 12.04 issue to Ubuntu at Bugs : Ubuntu . Packaged builds are nothing to do with Audacity and are made by the distribution.