Building SV v3.1 on Linux

The Linux build uses an Autotools configure script. It's the only platform build to use this.

  1. Install the necessary library packages
  2. Run ./configure
  3. Run make and make install

The necessary system packages are the following (using Debian/Ubuntu package names):

  libbz2-dev libfftw3-dev libfishsound1-dev libid3tag0-dev liblo-dev liblrdf0-dev
  libmad0-dev liboggz2-dev libpulse-dev libsamplerate-dev libsndfile-dev libsord-dev
  libxml2-utils portaudio19-dev qt5-default libqt5svg5-dev raptor-utils
  libasound2-dev libjack-dev librubberband-dev autoconf libtool git mercurial mlton

We also need Cap'n Proto libraries v0.6 or above. For scripted builds we're in the habit of building Cap'n Proto from its Git repo.

We have Travis CI builds set up, and the .travis.yml file in the SV repo shows how these are run.

The Linux packages we distribute are AppImages. The script deploy/linux/ builds one on the current system, while the script deploy/linux/build-and-test-appimage uses two Docker instances to build and test a portable AppImage (it is built on Ubuntu 14.04 and then we test that it can be started on Centos 7).