June 13, 2008

How-To: Compile and Install Banshee 1.0 in Debian Lenny

Note: This how-to may work in Ubuntu and other Debian-based distributions too.

Banshee is a popular audio player for GNOME, featuring audio and video libraries, internet cover fetching, Last.fm basic integration and song submission and plenty more. The latest version, 1.0, was released recently and it brought many improvements over the previous releases.

To compile it in Debian, make sure to have all the dependencies installed, so type as root:

apt-get build-dep banshee
apt-get install libmono-addins-gui0.2-cil

Note: Ubuntu users, precede these commands with sudo.

Next, download the source code from here, uncompress it, change the current working directory to banshee-1-1.0.0 and follow the usual steps:

make install

The last one as root. Banshee should now be installed, and to run it, type banshee-1 in a terminal.

Banshee 1.0.0

Updated: Jun 13, 2008 (Created: Jun 13, 2008)

1 comment:

miksuh said...

Banshee 1.0 is already in the Debian Unstable's official repository. It probably wont take more than few days until it is in testing too.


So there is no need to compile it from sources by yourself, unless you are using Debian Etch like I do. But even if you are using Etch then it's much better to backport the banshee debian-package from Lenny to Etch as soon as it's in Lenny.