Compiling Jack

Jim Ramsay at
Mon Jan 5 06:50:51 PST 2004

I'm trying to get Jack ( to compile on my 
4.8 system...  Has anyone had any luck with this yet?

I was actually able to get it to start after patching to 
make it look for getopt_long in -lgnugetopt and passing ./configure 
LDLIBS="-L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib/pth"

But the build fails... so far the first problem I've seen is that it 
expects to #include <stdint.h> but there is no such file.  Is there some 
sort of equivalent in FreeBSD?

Has anyone actually ported JACK yet?  I know ALSA isn't available in 
FreeBSD, but the portaudio driver *should* work, theoretically.

I really want to get this going because I haven't been able to find a 
good multi-track audio recorder for FreeBSD, and ardour 
( looks like a "good" one except that it 
requires JACK.

I've tried using ecasound (but it's ugly), audacity (it has trouble 
doing more than two tracks, or three on a good day), and I'm not sure 
what else is available that may even work.

There are more and more good looking linux apps which use Jack that I 
just can't use without me (or someone else) porting Jack for FreeBSD.  I 
haven't done much porting myself, but if no one else will do it, I'll 
try (slowly) to get it running.

Jim Ramsay

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