Sometimes you'll need to build LLA from the sources rather than using the pre-built .deb. For example on non-debian systems or if you want to use the LLA-Dmx4Linux plugin.
If you're building from the git version you'll need the perl Template module installed. Run the following:
perl -e "use Template"
If you get an error you'll need to download and install Template.pm (or apt-get install libtemplate-perl)
Download & Extract
Either download the latest archive or grab the sources via git:
wget http://www.nomis52.net/data/sources/lla/lla-latest.tar.gz tar -zxf lla-latest.tar.gz
git clone http://www.nomis52.net/git/lla
If you downloaded an archive you can skip the reconf step, otherwise run reconf which will also auto-generate parts of the code:
./reconf Generating source files... Done lla-UsbPro Done lla-ArtNet Running autotools + aclocal -I config + autoconf + autoheader + automake -a + exit
Then run ./configure and check which plugins will be built:
./configure ... checking for artnet_new in -lartnet... yes checking for DMXdev in -ldmx4linux... no checking for espnet_new in -lespnet... yes checking for shownet_new in -lshownet... no checking for sandnet_new in -lsandnet... yes checking for pathport_new in -lpathport... yes
In this case we're not going to build the shownet and dmx4linux plugins as we don't have the necessary libraries installed.
Finally run make:
Check that llad runs:
llad -d 3 -f -s