I downloaded the source, which gave me (in relevant part) the following two files and one folder:
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-rwxr-xr-x 1 jeff jeff 25464328 abr 22 2014 'Pianoteq 4' drwxr-xr-x 2 jeff jeff 4096 abr 22 2014 'Pianoteq 4.lv2' -rwxr-xr-x 1 jeff jeff 25869888 abr 22 2014 'Pianoteq 4.so'
I would like to run it as a plugin from within Ardour. There are multiple folders on my machine called lv2, but I found the one with the stash of plugins that Ardour uses at /usr/lib/lv2. I found a similarly populous folder of VST plugins at /usr/lib/vst. I've tried copying the above .so file to /usr/lib/vst, and copying the above .lv2 folder to /usr/lib/lv2. Then I restart Ardour and search for plugins, but I never find Pianoteq in the list.
I thought it might be a problem that there are spaces in the names, so I replaced every instance of "Pianoteq 4" with "Pianoteq-4", both in the filenames and (using sed) in the contents of the .ttyl files. (I left the .so file unchanged because it's a binary, not a text file.) Still no luck.
Might I be copying into the wrong folder, because some other folder *also* has all those plugins? Should I do something (beyond restarting it) to alert Ardour to the fact that new plugins exist?