[Solved] Failed to compile MuseScore on Linux – Configure step failed with status 1
Hello. I am trying to compile the debug version of MuseScore onto my Linux Mint machine.
OS: Linux Mint 20.3 x86_64 Kernel: 5.4.0-137-generic
I am following the instructions provided by the GitHub, Ubuntu page, and (depreciated?) Ubuntu Git page
I have installed all dependencies, including all optional ones.
When I run
make revision I get this error
make: *** No rule to make target 'revision'. Stop.
Pressing forward anyway I run
cmake -P build.cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release clean which runs successfully. Then I run
cmake -P build.cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug which results in an error. Here is my full output:
QMake version 3.1 Using Qt version 5.15.0 in /opt/Qt/5.15.0/gcc_64/lib -- QT_LOCATION: /opt/Qt -- QT_VERSION: 5.15.0 -- QT_COMPILER: gcc_64 -- SOURCE_PATH: /home/my_name/MuseScore -- BUILD_PATH: /home/my_name/MuseScore/builds/Linux-Qt5.15.0-gcc_64-Make-Debug -- INSTALL_PATH: /home/my_name/MuseScore/builds/Linux-Qt5.15.0-gcc_64-Make-Debug/install -- MSCORE_EXECUTABLE: /home/my_name/MuseScore/builds/Linux-Qt5.15.0-gcc_64-Make-Debug/install/bin/mscore -- CPUS: 4 -- GENERATOR: Unix Makefiles -- BUILD_TYPE: Debug ~~~~ Actualizing Configure step ~~~~ CONFIGURE_ARGS: -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug -G "Unix Makefiles" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/home/my_name/MuseScore/builds/Linux-Qt5.15.0-gcc_64-Make-Debug/install -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug -DBUILD_64=ON -- The C compiler identification is GNU 9.4.0 -- The CXX compiler identification is GNU 9.4.0 -- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/cc -- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/cc -- works -- Detecting C compiler ABI info -- Detecting C compiler ABI info - done -- Detecting C compile features -- Detecting C compile features - done -- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++ -- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++ -- works -- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info -- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info - done -- Detecting CXX compile features -- Detecting CXX compile features - done -- Detected CPU Architecture: x86_64 -- Using Compiler GCC 9.4.0 -- Detected CPU Architecture: x86_64 -- MUSESCORE_BUILD_CONFIG dev -- MSCORE_UNSTABLE TRUE -- MSCORE_RELEASE_CHANNEL devel -- MUSESCORE_VERSION_FULL 4.1.0 -- VERSION 4.1b- -- MUSESCORE_REVISION: QMake version 3.1 Using Qt version 5.15.0 in /opt/Qt/5.15.0/gcc_64/lib -- Configuring mscore_freetype -- Detected CPU Architecture: x86_64 CMake Error at build/cmake/FindSndFile.cmake:108 (message): Could not find: sndfile Call Stack (most recent call first): CMakeLists.txt:179 (include) -- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred! See also "/home/my_name/MuseScore/builds/Linux-Qt5.15.0-gcc_64-Make-Debug/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log". CMake Error at build.cmake:232 (message): Configure step failed with status 1. See output above for details.
I have also installed the dependency found in this help forum
sudo apt-get install libsndfile-dev
which didn't help.
I have attached the output log file (converted from .log to .txt)
Can someone help me with this? Thanks.
I got it to build! If you have the same problem, I recommend uninstalling Qt and reinstalling it to get the latest version of 5.15. For me this is 5.15.2
Between 5.15.0 and 5.15.2, Qt changed the default install directory. It is now home/my_name/Qt. Make sure to update $PATH to reflect this change.
I also had to install some packages
sudo apt-get install libsndfile-dev sudo apt-get install libasound2-dev
Then everything went smoothly afterward.
My machine is 10+ years old and it only took me around 18 minutes to build. For a modern machine I would expect around a 5 minute build time.
Investigate why libsndfile isn't found
In reply to 5.15.0 use 5.15.2 by Jojo-Schmitz
Thank you for your help again. I will now mark this as solved
In reply to Thank you for your help… by 7xpmfcktmt
What exactly was the solution?
In reply to What exactly was the… by Jojo-Schmitz
I apologize for the late reply; I didn't see your message earlier. I posted the solution in the post body when I marked the question as solved.
In reply to I apologize for the late… by 7xpmfcktmt
Thanks, I must have missed that