I am trying to install Ardour from source. I successfully completed the configuration process after a few failed attempts and installing the required libraries. Now the installation process cancels with this error:

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lfftw3f_threads
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lfftw3f_threads
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

I have pasted the full terminal output on this pastebin

The the code and ful installation instructions of Ardour can be found here


You should install common development packages and build-dependencies with

sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get build-dep ardour

And please note that Ardour is packaged in Ubuntu repositories.

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    Thanks I'll just take the easy route out, I will use the one from the Ubuntu repositories. – Yuran Pereira Jan 23 '18 at 21:02

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