I think I may be missing something simple here. I wrote a script to take multiple mp3 files and convert them to wav using sox. This script worked perfectly the last time I used it a couple months ago. Today, I found myself needing it again, but now sox will not run. Sox tells me that it cannot find the MAD decoder. I have both libmad and libmad0 installed. I used Yast to remove sox and tried to install sox from the source code. After ./configure, sox’s build options summary says there will be no support for mad, despite the fact that I know it’s installed.
I tried to downgrade to an older version of mad, but that didn’t make any difference. What the heck am I missing?
$ file $(which sox)
/usr/bin/sox: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.6.4, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), not stripped
I have installed lots of things from source over the course of the last three years (when I first started running Suse), I don’t recall whether any of them were audio-related. I also know that the only thing I’ve installed from source since the last time I knew that sox worked was not audio-related and has since been removed.