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Frequently Asked Questions

  • I'm not running RedHat or Fedora Core, can I still use Planet CCRMA?

    The short answer is, sorry, no.

    The various versions of Planet CCRMA are built on top of the respective versions of Fedora or CentOS. All the packages need to have the proper dependencies installed (ie: particular versions of libraries, other programs or software packages), and while some (or maybe most) of the Planet CCRMA packages may install cleanly on other RPM based distributions, all bets are off as to whether they will run at all. It would be possible to rebuilt all the package collection on top of a different RPM based distribution, but it would be a LOT of work. Volunteers accepted :-)

    All is not lost, however. There are other similar projects that target other distributions, for example:

    This list is not exhaustive, for more options browse the Linux Sound pages by Dave Philips, in particular this one.

  • Can I run Planet CCRMA on a PPC machine, or under OSX?

    See the previous FAQ. While it would be possible to rebuild all Planet CCRMA packages under an RPM based distribution that targets the PPC architecture (for example Yellow Dog), it would be a lot of work. Volunteers accepted :-)

    OSX is a different kind of animal, a Unix type of beast, but not of the Linux species. While a project of the scope of Planet CCRMA, or under the Planet CCRMA umbrella, is possible, it would be even more difficult than just a rebuilt of the RPM packages. For a project that has a bunch of ready to install audio software packages surf to Fink, and in particular to the list of sound packages.


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