Compiling for Linux

When trying to configure for Linux, I get this error message

checking for wx-config… /usr/local/bin/wx-config
configure: Checking that the installed version of wxWidgets is 2.4.x
configure: error: Unable to locate a suitable configuration of wxWidgets v2.4.x.
The currently available configurations are listed below. If necessary, either
install the package for your distribution or download the 2.4.x version of
wxWidgets from
To help configure find the right version set WX_CONFIG to point to it.
wxWidgets 2.5.x and 2.6.x are NOT supported!”

The only wxWidget package I found is 2.8.4

Even with “./configure --disable-compat26”, the result is:

Configured wxWidgets 2.8.4 for `i686-pc-linux-gnu’

Which GUI toolkit should wxWidgets use? GTK+ 2 with support for gnomeprint
Should wxWidgets be compiled into single library? no
Should wxWidgets be compiled in debug mode? no
Should wxWidgets be linked as a shared library? yes
Should wxWidgets be compiled in Unicode mode? no
What level of wxWidgets compatibility should be enabled?
wxWidgets 2.4 yes
wxWidgets 2.6 yes
Which libraries should wxWidgets use?
jpeg sys
png sys
regex sys
tiff sys
zlib sys
odbc no
expat sys
libmspack no
sdl no

So, not being able to compile for Linux, I crank up a Windoze machine (shame!).

What else?

Thanks in advance

Audacity 1.2.x only works with wxGTK 2.4.x like it says. So wxGTK 2.8 certainly won’t help you. I can see quite a lot of 2.4.2 downloads here:

Alternatively, you can use audacity 1.3.3 source which supports wxGTK 2.6 and 2.8.

Thanks a lot.
I will give a try to that 1.3.3 beta, although I usually prefer stable software.
I prefer not messing around with different versions of GTK, as it is used by other softwares too.