Package Details: carla-git 1:2.3.0.RC2.r0.g2294a5c86-1

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Package Base: carla-git
Description: Audio Plugin Host
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Keywords: daw host plugin vst2 vst3
Licenses: GPL2+
Conflicts: carla
Provides: carla
Submitter: cocreature
Maintainer: SpotlightKid (Joermungand)
Last Packager: SpotlightKid
Votes: 23
Popularity: 0.25
First Submitted: 2013-10-11 12:29
Last Updated: 2021-03-17 22:08

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SpotlightKid commented on 2021-03-17 22:10

Heads up, everybody! I've switched this package back from building the "develop" branch to the "main" branch again, since the "develop" branch is now gone. If you re-use your package build directories, you might have to delete the old "carla" repo directory and you also may need to delete the "src" directory before re-building.

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Terence commented on 2019-05-02 16:54

Shouldn't the qt4 makedepends be replaced with qt5?

SpotlightKid commented on 2019-02-18 17:41

Please do not flag this package as out-of-date, only because the version number shown on this page is less than that of the latest release. This is normal for VCS packages such as this one. The version number is automatically updated when you compile the package.

Please read:;_what_should_I_do?

neta540 commented on 2019-01-18 10:57

@SpotlightKid without qt5-svg the error is:

LRDF Support not available (LADSPA-RDF will be disabled) Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/carla/carla", line 22, in <module> from carla_host import * File "/usr/share/carla/", line 40, in <module> from patchcanvas import patchcanvas File "/usr/share/carla/patchcanvas/", line 55, in <module> from .canvasbox import CanvasBox File "/usr/share/carla/patchcanvas/", line 60, in <module> from .canvasicon import CanvasIcon File "/usr/share/carla/patchcanvas/", line 24, in <module> from PyQt5.QtSvg import QGraphicsSvgItem, QSvgRenderer ImportError: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

SpotlightKid commented on 2018-10-07 01:43

@neta540: What error did you get exactly? Anyway, I added 'qt5-svg' to the dependencies now.

neta540 commented on 2018-10-05 22:19

looks like I needed libqt5svg to run it

SpotlightKid commented on 2018-08-29 15:48

@falkTX: done

falkTX commented on 2018-08-29 12:08

An update on the depends for this package would be nice. I removed the external plugins, like zyn, from the default build. And linuxsampler was replaced by internal sfzero code.

So please remove fftw, linuxsampler, mxml, ntk, projectm and zynaddsubfx

Thank you

SpotlightKid commented on 2017-12-10 21:46

@falkTX: the optdepends wouldn't work that way.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but AFAICS to make these features available, they need to be compiled/linked into So they need at least be added to makedepends. But if they are linked into the shared library, carla won't start if the package providing the shared library isn't installed. A package should always be usable without any packages form optdepends installed.

In short, the packages you mention are compile-time options, but not run-time options (and optdepends is only for the latter).

falkTX commented on 2017-12-10 11:06


I see clxclient is still there, please remove it.

Also remove DEFAULT_QT=5 from the make arguments, Qt5 is now the default.

I would like to see a few things moved into recommends instead of being depends. This being:

ffmpeg - extra audio support in the audio-file plugin

liblo - OSC support

fluidsynth - SF2 file support

linuxsampler - GIG and SFZ file support

projectm - internal ProM plugin

ntk-git - NTK UI for internal zyn

SpotlightKid commented on 2017-11-24 14:26

@falkTX: Done.