[PlanetCCRMA] Fwd: [LAU] Denemo 0.8.18 Release - Free and Open Music Notation Editor

Niels Mayer nielsmayer at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 09:43:31 PDT 2010

FYI: Some notes on building denemo (
http://denemo.org/index.php/Get_Denemo ) on Fedora:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Niels Mayer <nielsmayer at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 9:41 AM
Subject: Re: [LAU] Denemo 0.8.18 Release - Free and Open Music Notation Editor
To: Nils Hammerfest <nils at hammerfeste.com>
Cc: linux-audio-dev at lists.linuxaudio.org

On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 6:50 AM, Nils Hammerfest <nils at hammerfeste.com> wrote:
> Get Denemo 0.8.18 http://denemo.org/index.php/Get_Denemo

I was especially excited to try this out due to it's excellent use of
guile as an extension language and it's support for chording, MIDI,
and Jack... very interesting and cool project. What are the advantages
of Denemo over http://frescobaldi.org/ ?

There were a few wrinkles to build this on fedora and I wasn't able to
get it to compile completely. But I was able to run and test it and
get a feel for what it does. Very nice!

Here's the issues I had compiling on Fedora:

(1) After successfully doing "./configure --prefix=/usr/local --enable-jack"
make dies with
>/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lltdl
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make[2]: *** [smfsh] Error 1
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/npm/denemo-git/libsmf'

After installing libtool-ltdl-devel-2.2.6-18.fc12.1.x86_64 I was able
to compile further.
FYI, to get denemo compiling on fedora, I had to install the following
additional -devel packages:
sudo yum install guile-devel
 --> guile-devel-1.8.7-3.fc12.x86_64
sudo yum install aubio-devel
 --> aubio-devel-0.3.2-7.fc12.x86_64
sudo yum install portaudio-devel
 --> portaudio-devel-19-9.fc12.x86_64
sudo yum install gtksourceview2-devel
 --> gtksourceview2-devel-2.8.2-1.fc12.x86_64
sudo yum install fluidsynth-devel
 --> fluidsynth-devel-1.1.1-1.fc12.x86_64
sudo yum install libtool-ltdl-devel
 -->  libtool-ltdl-devel-2.2.6-18.fc12.1.x86_64

(2) Compilation dies completely and confusingly in building documentation:

>Making all in doc
>./make: line 1: html:: command not found
>warning: failed to load external entity "/usr/share/xml/docbook/stylesheet/nwalsh/xhtml/docbook.xsl"

I have docbook-style-xsl-1.75.2-6.fc12.noarch installed which installs
using paths like

At this point, I tried changing some of the files with the wrong paths
and everything started breaking more so I gave up....

(3) Before giving up, I cd'd to "src" and typed make. It built denemo
and it runs but complains about missing files (since I never installed

(4) Deciding I don't need the documentation, I changed the toplevel
makefile to exclude documentation
and rebuilt successfully. For details, see:

And this is the change needed to allow compilation to complete:
> gnulem-234-~/denemo-git> diff Makefile.~1~  Makefile
> 294c294
> < SUBDIRS = libsmf m4 doc actions pixmaps po src \
> ---
> > SUBDIRS = libsmf m4 actions pixmaps po src \

(5) Now it runs -- i can put notes on the screen and hear fluidsynth's
output in my headphones .... It produces the following output at

gnulem-231-~> denemo
BinReloc failed to initialize:
Domain: 1 (GBinReloc)
Code: 4
Message: Binary relocation support is disabled.

(denemo:583): Gtk-WARNING **: LilyToggleShow: missing action LilyToggleShow

(denemo:583): Gtk-WARNING **: LilyToggleShow: missing action LilyToggleShow

(denemo:583): Gtk-WARNING **: LilyCreateCustom: missing action LilyCreateCustom

(denemo:583): Gtk-WARNING **: LilyToggleShow: missing action LilyToggleShow

(denemo:583): Gtk-WARNING **: LilyDelete: missing action LilyDelete

GNU Denemo, a gtk+ frontend for GNU Lilypond
(c) 1999-2005, 2009 Matthew Hiller, Adam Tee, and others

This program is provided with absolutely NO WARRANTY; see
the file COPYING for details.

This software may be redistributed and modified under the
terms of the GNU General Public License; again, see the file
COPYING for details.

Version 0_8_19fluidsynth: warning: Requested a period size of 64, got
1024 instead
fluidsynth: warning: Requested 16 periods, got 4 instead
init.denemo loadedParent: child exited, pid = 586, exit status = 0

-- Niels

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