Audacious 2.1 running in Ubuntu 9.04
1. Install the development libraries
Open GNOME-Terminal or Konsole and type:
sudo apt-get build-dep audacious
This command will fetch and install all the development libraries needed by Audacious, including the build-essential meta package which depends on compilation tools.
You will also need to install the libxml++1.0-dev package:
sudo apt-get install libxml++1.0-dev
2. Download the source tarball
Get the source tarball from the Audacious official website (direct link here), save it for example in your home directory and then uncompress it:
tar -xzf audacious-2.1.tgz
3. Compile and install Audacious
First, you can uninstall the current Audacious from repositories (if you have it installed):
sudo apt-get remove audacious
sudo apt-get autoremove
Then, issue the usual commands in the audacious-2.1 directory:
sudo make install
Alternately, you can specify another prefix for the installation, and install Audacious as normal user somewhere inside your home directory. For example:
Replace USER with your username and make sure the path /home/USER/usr is included in your $PATH environment variable.
At this point, if you run Audacious (using audacious2), the following error may appear: audacious2: unable to launch selected interface skinned
So proceed to the next step and install the plugins.
4. Installing the Audacious plugins
This should be the same as the first part of the tutorial. First, get the development libraries:
sudo apt-get build-dep audacious-plugins
Next, download the source tarball called audacious-plugins-2.1.tgz from the same location (direct link here), uncompress it with tar -xzf audacious-plugins-2.1.tgz, change the current working directory to audacious-plugins-2.1 and issue the usual:
sudo make install
Run audacious as audacious2 (or type Alt+F2 and enter audacious2 in the run box).