Getting Levelator to run on Ubuntu 10.4 LTS (Lucid Lynx)

Out of the box, Levelator doesn’t run on newer Ubuntu versions. The explanation for that in the forums is:

The last version we supported was Feisty Faun. The Levelator uses wxPython, and our developers tell us it’s a gnarly problem to support each version of Linux because of that. Just not enough Ubuntu users at this time to justify the effort. I know that’s harsh, but it’s the reality of what we’re up against.

In the same thread, a user posted a „fix”, so that it could run on newer Ubuntu Versions. Edit the „levelator file” (vi levelator) and change the line

This should help, if you have Python 2.5 installed. Unfortunately for Lucid Lynx users, this python version is no longer supported. So you have to install this version too, to get Levelator (in the rather old version 1.3) running.
To do that, you have to add another PPA to your system:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fkrull/deadsnakes
And then install Python 2.5:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python2.5

After that, Levelator runs like a charm on Ubuntu 10.4 LTS (Lucid Lynx).

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