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Building Audacity 2.1.2 on Fedora 24

Permanent link to this post Posted by polemon » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:22 pm

So, I'm trying to build Audacity 2.1.2 on Fedora 24 with the following parameters:

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./configure --prefix=$HOME --with-ffmpeg  --with-lame --with-libflac --with-libid3tag --with-libmad --with-sbsms --with-libsndfile --with-libsoxr --with-soundtouch --with-libtwolame --with-libvamp --with-libvorbis --with-lv2 --with-portaudio

I made sure I have the respective devel libraries installed, etc.
When ./configure is checking for header files, it seems to find all it needs.

Then it checks for wxWidgets...

I've installed the packages available at ... fedora/24/, specifically these:

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(i.e. all *.fc24.x86_64.rpm packages) I have to manually install them like that, because they're not included in the standard repos or Fedorafusion repos, so I just downloaded them and installed them manually with dnf, that part works well, etc.

The devel package is the most interesting obviously, as it contains the header files needed to compile other software with, etc.

However ./configure of Audacity ends with this:
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checking for wx-config... /usr/bin/wx-config
configure: Checking that the chosen version of wxWidgets is 3.0.x
configure: error: Unable to locate a suitable configuration of wxWidgets v3.0.x or higher.
The currently available configurations are listed below.  If necessary, either
install the package for your distribution or download the latest version of

    Default config is gtk2-unicode-release-2.8

  Default config will be used for output

  Also available in /usr:

I'm unsure how to proceed at this point. Please help?

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Re: Building Audacity 2.1.2 on Fedora 24

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:41 am

Audacity 2.1.2 requires wxWidgets 3.0.x.

Point the audacity configure command to the actual wxWidgets installation you want to use - see

Or, self-build your own version of wxWidgets 3.0.2 from Install wxWidgets in /usr/local/ (it's the default location) then sudo ldconfig after install. Audacity should then look for that installation in /usr/local/ first.

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