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Re: Audacity 2.2.2 + Pulseaudio in Debian Sid

Well, I started down the dependency chain and rolling back libasound2 is
resulting in a deep and dark hole.  I think I shall stop while I only
have one non-working package.

It crossed my mind to try and rebuild the audacity package which, in all
my years of using Debian I've never tried before.  So I follow the nice
tutorial at:


and eventually land on this error:

$ sudo apt-get build-dep audacity
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 builddeps:audacity : Depends: libjack-dev
                      Depends: portaudio19-dev (>= 19+svn20101113-3~) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

In aptitude I see that portaudio19-dev is at version 19.6.0-1.
Apparently, the tool cannot parse this out as the audacity
debian/control file specifies >= 19+svn20101113-3~.

Right now the situation appears intractable.  My only other option is to
reboot into the Slackware partition and try audacity there.  In the mean
time I hope that the maintainers can correct the issue.

- Nate


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