Using Jack 2 without D-Bus on Debian 7
Removing D-Bus Dependency
The jackd2 package in Debian 7.x is compiled with D-Bus support, which can
cause problems if you want to run it without X or don't want to get involved
in dbus configuration. You may want to remove this. The official way would be
to recompile the Debian package without dbus support enabled. A less painful
way (IMO) is to compile from more recent upstream source and install the new
files over the existing Debian package files. Note that this is
not officially supported, so if you mess your system up you're on your own.
First get the current Jack 2 source from the git repository:
git clone git://github.com/jackaudio/jack2.git
The above command may change at some point, so always check the jackaudio.org
download page before using it.
Then (on amd64):
./waf configure --firewire --alsa --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu
su -c "./waf install"
su -c "rm /usr/bin/jackdbus"
The libdir option will be different for non-amd64 systems.
The above commands overwrite the files installed by several packages: jackd2,
jackd2-firewire, libjack-jackd2-0 and libjack-jackd2-dev. These will all need
to be re-installed if you want to return to the standard installation.
To prevent future upgrades of the standard jackd2 package from overwriting your
compiled version, use apt pinning.
Create a file
/etc/apt/preferences.d/jack containing the
Replacing Jack 1 with Jack 2
The quick way to do this is just:
apt-get install libjack-jackd2-dev
This will replace the existing Jack 1 packages with Jack 2. D-Bus support can
then be removed using the steps outlined above.