I was going to have myself a good ole time using purr-data, https://git.purrdata.net/jwilkes/purr-data, and discovered, horror of horrors that Bionic does not have some packages the lead maintainer lists as dependencies.

E: Package 'slv2-jack' has no installation candidate
E: Package 'libslv2-dev' has no installation candidate
E: Package 'libjpeg62-turbo' has no installation candidate

Well. Shucks.

Suggestions please.

  • Apparently already discussion on this. I'll see if it compiles without the libraries. disis.music.vt.edu/pipermail/l2ork-dev/2018-February/…
    – David West
    Apr 28, 2019 at 17:43
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    You can try to this the dirty-way. Download .debs from previous ubuntu, unpack them with dpkg -x your.deb destdir and copy them into root fs or i.e. symlink from /opt.
    – Comar
    Apr 28, 2019 at 17:47
  • awesome @Comar. good to know that is an option in a pinch
    – David West
    Apr 28, 2019 at 17:57
  • dpkg -x is a last resort, at first try apt install ./some-package.deb. I'll write complete answer.
    – N0rbert
    Apr 28, 2019 at 17:59
  • compilation completed successfully without those libraries. Maybe I'll put in a merge request to update the docs on Gitlab.
    – David West
    Apr 28, 2019 at 18:10

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The SLV2 JACK packages are not available in bionic (18.04 LTS) repository, but you can install them from xenial (16.04 LTS) repository manually:

cd ~/Downloads

wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/s/slv2/libslv2-9_0.6.6+dfsg1-3build1_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install ./libslv2-9_0.6.6+dfsg1-3build1_amd64.deb

wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/s/slv2/slv2-jack_0.6.6+dfsg1-3build1_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install ./slv2-jack_0.6.6+dfsg1-3build1_amd64.deb

wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/s/slv2/libslv2-dev_0.6.6+dfsg1-3build1_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install ./libslv2-dev_0.6.6+dfsg1-3build1_amd64.deb

The libjpeg62-turbo is available from Debian Stretch repository:

cd ~/Downloads
wget http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libj/libjpeg-turbo/libjpeg62-turbo_1.5.1-2_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install ./libjpeg62-turbo_1.5.1-2_amd64.deb

Note: usually this method is not recommended, but in this particular case it is allowed.

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