Package Details: guitar-pro 11686-2

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Package Base: guitar-pro
Description: A popular tablature editor software for guitar, bass, and many other instruments.
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Licenses: proprietary
Submitter: sergej
Maintainer: robertfoster
Last Packager: robertfoster
Votes: 35
Popularity: 0.454353
First Submitted: 2010-04-11 20:21
Last Updated: 2017-11-18 19:23

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Latest Comments

MaryJaneInChain commented on 2017-09-24 14:52

When I was opening or creating any .gpx file, it just caused a segfault and then crushed, I run dmesg and get this:

[ 8309.713877] GuitarPro[4671]: segfault at 8 ip 00000000f72ca816 sp 00000000ffcd9418 error 4 in[f707f000+a70000]

Can someone help me?

billodwyer commented on 2017-06-24 22:38

@71GA, I emailed Aboras Music to ask if a Linux version would be released, but they said they have no current plans to. You'll probably need to use Wine if you want to run GP7.

71GA commented on 2017-06-24 20:24

Now Guitarpro 7 is released. When will it be also available o AUR?

steinkamp commented on 2017-06-05 10:33

I had to install lib32-alsa-lib and lib32-alsa-plugins. Shouldn't we add this as a dependency?

kantor22 commented on 2017-04-18 11:59

Hi, can I install GP6 on i686 OS? I see that some dependecies are for amd64 architecture...

techMod commented on 2017-03-22 11:51

The download site changed to the following:

Just change the sources in the pkgbuild and it will build

resetko commented on 2016-09-24 08:39

>> Hi, GuitarPro crashes for me as soon as I open a file or create a new one

Dsme problem :( total reinstall helps for some time

nipsky commented on 2016-08-29 06:22

@M0Rf30: Unfortunately, that didn’t help.

robertfoster commented on 2016-08-28 12:38

Could you try to remove flashplugin and restart GuitarPro?

nipsky commented on 2016-08-27 11:10

Hi, GuitarPro crashes for me as soon as I open a file or create a new one:

Object::connect: No such signal PlaySettingsWidget::tuningChanged() in /var/jenkins/workspace/guitar-pro-6-std-linux/gp/Sources/GuitarPro/widgets/UniverseSubWidget.cpp:133
Object::connect: No such signal BankListWidget::tuningChanged() in /var/jenkins/workspace/guitar-pro-6-std-linux/gp/Sources/GuitarPro/widgets/UniverseSubWidget.cpp:133
Object::connect: (sender name: 'SearchTreeWidget')
Object::connect: No such signal QWidget::tuningChanged() in /var/jenkins/workspace/guitar-pro-6-std-linux/gp/Sources/GuitarPro/widgets/UniverseSubWidget.cpp:133
Object::connect: (sender name: 'TrackMidiProperties')
[1] 24344 segmentation fault (core dumped) ./GuitarPro

I already tried applying another QT theme, without luck.

apaatsio commented on 2016-07-01 11:40

If you are having problems with Guitar Pro starting or crashing soon after startup, try switching to Adwaita theme. Helped me.

I'm using Manjaro Openbox, but I believe it's some GTK problem, so feel free to try this on other systems too :)

eduardo.tromer commented on 2016-06-30 17:53

Very good! :D

ftonello commented on 2016-04-10 22:20

If you have any libpng12 problems, you need to install both 32 and 64 bit versions from AUR:

apaatsio commented on 2015-10-08 11:44

I got my problems solved by using the linux version (not the demo) and modifying PKGBUILD to use that.


1. Click "Download snapshot"
2. Untar
3. Modify PKGBUILD (see below)
4. Run makepkg -si
5. Run /opt/GuitarPro6/GuitarPro
6. Happy shredding

Here are the modified parts in my PKGBUILD:

# ...
# ...

Note that this downloads the full version (not the demo/trial). I don't know if there is a difference, but I have the license key so this worked for me.

apaatsio commented on 2015-10-08 11:08

Please update the package version. Newest one is 11686. The one in this package is 11621.

rumpelsepp commented on 2015-09-16 20:32

Could you please use arch dependend fields, for instance depends_x86 and depends_i686 [1]? Using this CARCH magic breaks the AUR RPC interface [2]


BrianAllred commented on 2015-08-27 01:37

I'm having issues doing an offline activation. Not even getting the option, even with no network connectivity.

alex.m commented on 2015-08-23 20:14

Do you use to run Guitar Pro? I get the same error as you when I'am trying to run /opt/GuitarPro6/GuitarPro without a

tsoporan commented on 2015-08-03 16:30

I had the same issue as apaatsio and followed alex.m comment.

Now I see: /opt/GuitarPro6/GuitarPro: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Here is the ldd: => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found

Seems like I am missing quite a few of these, are there some base packages that I am missing here?

alex.m commented on 2015-08-01 09:04

@apaatsio: I had the same issue with and even sudo did not work for me. This is how I fixed it:
1) install lib32-boost-libs package from AUR (
2) trick guitar pro by creating some links:
ln /usr/lib32/ /usr/lib32/
ln /usr/lib32/ /usr/lib32/
ln /usr/lib32/ /usr/lib32/

bebR commented on 2015-04-28 20:29

@apaatsio: this lib is shipped with Guitar pro (according to the official package that I installed, not the one downloaded by this pkgbuild), what ldd on the GuitarPro executable says about this lib?

apaatsio commented on 2015-04-18 12:16

I am getting /opt/GuitarPro6/GuitarPro: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I am running the registered version.

Running with sudo solves the problem but this is far from ideal solution.

bebR commented on 2015-04-09 10:23

I had the segfault issue and running as root solved the problem.
This is however a bad idea, and I don't want the root user to belong to the @audio group.

I had to manually install Guitar pro from the official .deb (full version) and I imported the full soundbank manually.

I know this is not the Arch way, but this pkgbuild does not work for me.
I also manually added some symbolic links for libssl and libcrypto. Actually, 1.0.0 versions works with the Guitar pro version, 0.9.8 not need then.

I don't know if the .deb of the "demo" version can be used to properly install this application...

ToxicDragon commented on 2014-10-20 20:15

Guitar Pro 6 requires Pulseaudio (see

I assume you use JACK (see because of the error...

francoisvdv commented on 2014-09-06 16:15

Trying to run it gives me the following error:

./GuitarPro: error while loading shared libraries: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

otako commented on 2014-08-27 20:08

Here on Gnome 3.12 works perfectly after changing "binutils-multilib" to "binutils" and following vonVlad tip (as root) for installing the soundbanks. Didn't try updating tough.

ToxicDragon commented on 2014-08-10 01:18

Dependencies should IMO still be the same, because the versions r11553 and r11621 of the corresponding .deb packages still have the same dependencies...

ToxicDragon commented on 2014-08-10 01:06

I've also made a modified version of the PKGBUILD with the current version (r11621) of Guitar Pro 6. As mentioned by other posters, I changed "binutils-multilib" to "binutils" and added "gksu" to the "depends" array.

Also created a new tarball, which can be downloaded from the following URL:

Experience with version r11621:
Installs fine, execution is no problem. However, after updating through the integrated updater, there is an info prompt, which mentions that the application is run by an older version of Qt ("gp build with Qt : 4.6.3 and run with Qt : 4.6.2."). On Gnome DEs I had to run the application as root (after the update!), because of the error "QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme" followed by a segmentation fault... On KDE everything is perfect. This seems to be a universal DE specific problem, which I could also reproduce on Ubuntu 14.04...

@Maintainer: Please update to my generated tarball. THX!

hyshka commented on 2014-08-09 20:01

I've tried a modified version of this PKGBUILD with release '11621' of Guitar Pro 6.

I am not sure if the dependencies have changed at all, but it seems 'binutils-multilib' is deprecated and should be replaced with 'binutils'.

I also second that 'gksu' should be added as a dependency. It is not required to install and run Guitar Pro, but is necessary to run updates, install soundbanks, or do anything useful IMHO.

Shalrath commented on 2014-04-16 01:16

I could install it after changing the binutils-multilib dependency to binutils.

However, the GP6 window is small and has no decorations. I can not resize or move it. Switching to fullscreen mode works, though.

The program tells me that I have to update it, so I ran GPUpdater as root which downloaded about 600MB. I hoped that this fixes the window-issze, but since then, GP gives me a segmentation fault directly after being started.

71GA commented on 2014-04-07 17:18

It works fine here. Only one thing though. I bought a licence for the program online and in order to get the full version out of this one you have to update it using "help/update". But the updater needs package "gksu" and will return error "can't start the updater" if we lack it. Sooo my sugestion is to put this under "dependancies" and not "optional dependancies" as there is nothing optional in it. We need it PERIOD.

muzzol commented on 2014-03-27 15:37

I get this error:

error: target not found: binutils-multilib

and 'yaourt binutils-multilib' returns nothing.

replaced dependency with 'binutils' and still had some dependency problems, seems that a lot of work have been done in multilib world

OK100 commented on 2013-09-09 14:31

Updated to r11553.

vonVlad commented on 2013-09-05 22:34

It lives!

Tip: if for some reason you fail to run the BankInstaller and you want to install the soundbanks, proceed as follows:

Download the soundbanks from the website.
cd /opt/GuitarPro6
./GPBankInstaller /path/to/downloaded/Soundbanks.gpbank Data/Soundbanks/

Anonymous comment on 2013-08-18 06:56

Flagged out of date, new version of guitar pro is 11553 (6.1.5)

Youpi commented on 2013-08-03 22:51

I have a problem : I have no any sound

billodwyer commented on 2013-07-30 00:13

@Firefox79 that doesn't seem to have worked...

Anonymous comment on 2013-07-23 21:06

@billodwyer: run qtconfig-qt4 and select any other theme than GTK+ or Desktop Settings. Save and the start Guitar Pro.

billodwyer commented on 2013-06-15 20:51

Installed and reinstalled a few times... Had to chown /dev/snd/seq and put a symlink to /lib/ to get it to run.
Every time I start it running and an error dialogue comes up saying: "gp build with Qt: 4.6.3 run with Qt: 4.6.2" and then a terminal error saying "Segmentation fault (core dumped)"

I've got no idea what to do now!

billodwyer commented on 2013-06-14 12:08

After a reboot I'm getting a segmentation fault and I have no idea how to fix it... Any thoughts?

billodwyer commented on 2013-06-13 22:38

Great stuff, works perfectly ^_^

As a side note, I did have to chown /dev/snd/seq in case this helps anybody in the future :)

knasan commented on 2013-05-02 19:25

lib32-fontconfig is required for multilib and program start.
It may be useful to add it as a dependency.

nipsky commented on 2013-04-20 23:05

This works nice, but all checkboxes in the application are invisible and thus unclickable for me. Strange thing... Does anyone else have this problem?

SeeR commented on 2013-04-12 11:43

gksu is required for soundbanks adding.
It may be useful to add it as a dependency.

Anonymous comment on 2013-02-25 17:40

This worked well for me, skip down to section 8:

Anonymous comment on 2013-02-25 17:15

I have the same problem in my 64bit Arch, the solution that I found is install the soundbanks in a Windows system, then copy the installed files to the Guitar Pro directory in Linux. I made a .7z file with the extracted soundbanks files so if I reinstall my system I can install the soundbanks without the help of a Windows system.

Anonymous comment on 2013-02-24 14:47

Hey i am using guitar-pro on 64bit system and for some reason i can't import guitarpro soundbanks. The soundbank import program fails to launch or something.

Is there a solution for this? Does anyone else get it?

Anonymous comment on 2013-02-22 20:31

On a fresh arch I additionally needed to install lib32-libxrender and lib32-freetype2

robertfoster commented on 2013-01-09 23:18

lib32-libxml2 is required

Anonymous comment on 2012-12-24 11:43

I needed to install multilib/lib32-glib2, might want to add it as a dependency?

Anonymous comment on 2012-04-30 13:32

This helped me with my bought Guitarpro deb file:
In my 64bit Arch I had to copy both files and to the /usr/lib32 folder.

Shiba commented on 2012-01-23 16:56

Is that download link legal?

Anonymous comment on 2011-12-04 03:16


I added the missing dependency, which caused the issues with qt, along with a full version of guitar pro instead of the demo, due to it being a smaller download and doesn't require an upgrade to activate. It still asks for the registration key, thus there's nothing legally wrong with this, but if you want to run the demo instead, just:
-download the demo from the website to the PKGBUILD folder
-change the second md5sum to the demo file's md5sum
-change the second source to the demo file name (such as 'gp6-full-linux-demo-rXXXXX.deb', where XXXXX is the version/rev number)

Unfortunately I can't maintain this anymore, so I plan to Disown this as I don't have an Arch install available at the moment to test.

Anonymous comment on 2011-12-02 04:36

Awesome, I found out the missing dep, it's libgnomeui or lib32-libgnomeui (64bit). I'll add it right away, but I still can't maintain or test this due to lack of an environment.

Anonymous comment on 2011-12-02 01:35

I think the GTK theme issue can be fixed with gtk-engine-murrine (32bit) lib32-gtk-engine-murrine (64bit) installed. My Arch install blew up, so I can't test this :(

Anonymous comment on 2011-09-27 22:44

Well, you can ask upstream or the forums for help, but it's definitely an issue with QT, most likely a regression of some sort.
I haven't looked into all that much myself because I don't care all that much about a little prettiness issue.

Although I did find out that Ubuntu has a similar issue only affecting 64 bit, which maybe the same issue but I don't have a 32 arch install to test. It was temporarily fixed by downgrading some sort of 32 bit library that I'm unfamiliar with. Here's some more info on that:

Anonymous comment on 2011-09-27 18:16

Yes, I just have changed "GUI Style" from GTK+ to cleanlooks, and Guitar Pro now works fine. But cleanlooks doesn't look nice in GNOME 3, so I have to switch to TuxGuitar again...

Anonymous comment on 2011-09-27 16:39

I think you have an issue with your QT settings. You can try running "qtconfig" and change the GUI style to something else. I use gnome and "cleanlooks" seems to run the best without issue. GTK+ and the default causes crashing with certain qt dialogs for me.

I'm pretty sure this issue has been reported upstream but I think they're having issues fixing it.

Anonymous comment on 2011-09-27 16:05

After start, GP crashes with the following text in terminal:

QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme.
QTextStream: No device
QTextStream: No device
QTextStream: No device
QTextStream: No device
QTextStream: No device
QTextStream: No device
/opt/GuitarPro6/ line 6: 18811 Segmentation fault ./GuitarPro "$1"

Doesn't look nice...

Anonymous comment on 2011-09-21 11:23

Added a download link that should work. Makes life easier ;)

Due to the size of the download, I can compile the packages and make a repo, if anyone wants me to.

Anonymous comment on 2011-08-31 01:50

Updated! Supports i686 and x86_64!

To install just download the deb (linux version) from Guitar Pro's website and place it in the same folder as the PKGBUILD

Anonymous comment on 2011-07-31 10:26

V0idExp PKGBUILD latest update:

Anonymous comment on 2011-05-18 06:58

V0idExp PKGBUILD updated here :
maybe the download link is temporary so you may have to go on the GP website and update the PKGBUILD

Mr.Smith1974 commented on 2011-05-04 19:42

libgl and nvidia-utils conflicts. Remove nvidia-utils?
There just needs libgl?

Mr.Smith1974 commented on 2011-05-04 19:41

libgl and nvidia-utils conflicts. Remove nvidia-utils?
There just needs libgl?

Anonymous comment on 2010-12-29 11:19

Here a better PKGBUILD, with deps and working installation:

Fabioamd87 commented on 2010-07-12 13:45

==> ERRORE: impossibile trovare GuitarPro6Demo.deb nella directory e non è un URL.
==> ERROR: Makepkg non è riuscito a compilare guitar-pro.

sovok_kpss commented on 2010-04-17 12:24

I have some problem, it doesn't working on my 64bit Arch :)

./GuitarPro: error while loading shared libraries: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

sovok_kpss commented on 2010-04-17 12:23

I have some problem, it doesn't working :)

./GuitarPro: error while loading shared libraries: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

Anonymous comment on 2010-04-12 09:27

oh damn, okay...

Anonymous comment on 2010-04-12 09:27

maybe you should use deb2targz? :)

Anonymous comment on 2010-04-12 08:57


./GuitarPro: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
./GuitarPro: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Please add dependencies: pulseaudio & portaudio :)