This page describes how to build Cinelerra on a brand spanking new Gutsy box, and tested with Cinelerra-CV subversion revision 1036.
Linux usually has an issue with memory allocation, whereby you get a weird warning about shmmax.
As a workaround for the current boot session, issue the following command as root:
echo "0x7fffffff" >/proc/sys/kernel/shmmax
The above workaround does not survive a reboot. A permanent fix is to add the following line to /etc/sysctl.conf:
kernel.shmmax = 2147483647
>>> I'd love to do that but despite this easiness I lack the knowledge how to "add a line" to somewhere, in this case to /etc/sysctl.conf. Should I go to that folder through GUI and add those lines or should it be done by command line with proper yet unknown commands? Making things easy for beginners it would be a great help to use common language. <<<
In previous versions of Ubuntu, there was a reliance on external repositories, and a few other packages that you had to build yourself. Fortunately, this no longer seems necessary. The following packages should be sufficient (there may be the stray unnecessary package - but you might as well install everything anyway) to build Cinelerra from a fresh install of Gutsy:
g++ git-core cogito subversion automake libtool nasm x11proto-xf86vidmode-dev libxv-dev libxxf86vm-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libtheora-dev libopenexr-dev libdv-dev libpng-dev libjpeg62-dev libtiff4-dev libfreetype6-dev libsndfile1-dev uuid-dev libasound2-dev libavutil-dev libmpeg3-dev libavcodec-dev libx264-dev libfaac-dev libmjpegtools-dev fftw3 fftw3-dev liba52-0.7.4-dev liblame-dev libfaad2-dev libesd0-dev libiec61883-dev libavc1394-dev
The quickest way to install the dependencies is save them in a file like "apts", and then issue the following command as root:
xargs apt-get install -y <apts
Downloading, building and running
You don't need root privileges to perform the following.
You can download the latest version of Cinelerra by typing:
svn checkout svn://svn.skolelinux.org/cinelerra/trunk/hvirtual
cd hvirtual ./configure make sudo make install
You can run Cinelerra by typing
or start it from
Applications > Sound & Video > Cinelerra