Package Details: noisetorch-git 0.11.5.r68.ga902168-1

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Package Base: noisetorch-git
Description: Real-time microphone noise suppression on Linux.
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Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: noisetorch
Provides: noisetorch
Submitter: erbrecht
Maintainer: gileri
Last Packager: gileri
Votes: 10
Popularity: 0.21
First Submitted: 2020-07-18 04:21 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-06-04 21:27 (UTC)

Latest Comments

Technetium1 commented on 2022-06-13 16:28 (UTC)

Please take notice that the name may have to be changed very soon. In order to keep all votes and comments on this package, submit a new one with the new project name and contact the mailing list or a Trusted User to have the packages merged. Discussion on new names & The issue causing this

kescherAUR commented on 2022-05-24 05:41 (UTC)

The discussion linked by @lectrode shows that can safely assume the source for NoiseTorch itself, as well as the pulseaudio Go module dependency currently isn't compromised, and likely hasn't been at all. Considering the compromise was a relatively unsophisticated malware on a dev's computer that was scanning for cryptocurrency wallets, this isn't surprising.

lectrode commented on 2022-05-21 21:40 (UTC)

progress of binary and code review of noisetorch can be found here:

gileri commented on 2022-05-19 16:15 (UTC)

Thank you for sharing that. I contemplated sabotaging temporarily this package with regard to this message, but decided against it, as the author only spoke about binaries.

But as you pointed out; commits could have been tampered too, even if first analysis seem to have not surfaced issues :

If multiple people here do not trust the git history I'll sabotage this package for a few days/weeks.

LiveLM commented on 2022-05-19 16:04 (UTC) (edited on 2022-05-19 16:07 (UTC) by LiveLM)

You guys likely already know this, but I'll say it just in case.
Yesterday, the author of NoiseTorch announced that he believes his key was compromised, and urged users to not trust neither the binaries, nor the source code for this project:

Release 0.116:

I'm deeply sorry about this, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

At least one of my sytems has probably been compromised, dont use the source either. One could hide things in a large diff.

gileri commented on 2022-01-16 09:54 (UTC)

Hello, thanks for the comments. On my system it worked without a hitch, I think pkexec did not work on your system [1} :

Anyway, I setcaped the binary in post_install/post_upgrade as you suggested. It should work on your end now.


ronin commented on 2022-01-14 14:18 (UTC) (edited on 2022-01-14 14:24 (UTC) by ronin)

You should add sudo setcap 'CAP_SYS_RESOURCE=+ep' /usr/bin/noisetorch in your install file probably like something similar in voidlinux. im not sure if arch has post_install() function for PKGBUILD's but pls do add that if there is.


There is one after all in another AUR package

montazar commented on 2021-05-02 02:35 (UTC)

I had issue with setting the setcap permission through the GUI. It kept exiting with a non-zero value so I had to manually set the setcap permission:

sudo setcap 'CAP_SYS_RESOURCE=+ep' $(which noisetorch)

I assume this is because NoiseTorch is looking for the installation in the ~/.local/bin directory when trying to set the said permission while this package installs it in the /usr/bin directory.

erbrecht commented on 2021-01-22 14:47 (UTC)

This is working again. Now that they are using their own implementation of the ladspa plugin, I was able to remove the dependency on noise-suppression-for-voice, and we no longer need the patches.

techge commented on 2021-01-20 11:23 (UTC)

With latest changes ( the dependency of package noise-suppression-for-voice is no longer necessary as it is build-in the main package.

erbrecht commented on 2021-01-18 16:05 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback. I'll be able to take a look at this tonight or tomorrow morning. Hopefully it's something I overlooked and we can get it working again.

NiklasM commented on 2021-01-18 15:58 (UTC)

Since the version 0.9.0.r5.ge7072b2 noisetorch doesn't work for me any more (But I am also a Manjaro [testing] user). If I load it on my microphone I always get a yellow warning Inconsistent state, please unload first. in the GUI. With downgrade I tested if previous installed versions (from 0.7.2.beta.r0.g02665f1 to 0.9.0.r3.g4f7ac32) did still work and all did. Is this a Manjaro specific bug (version of pulseaudio is 14.2) or does this also happen on Arch with the latest version 0.9.0.r5.ge7072b2?

I compared the logs (in the /tmp/ directory - and in the latest version the biggest difference is after the line Loaded null sink as idx: 28 the next line says PulseAudio error: commandLoadModule -> Module initialization failed.

If it works on Arch you can see this issue as resolved for now - I'll just wait and check future versions while using the downgraded one that still works fine.

erbrecht commented on 2020-12-11 14:32 (UTC)

now depends on noise-suppression-for-voice (AUR) for the library. it was building the ladspa plugin from source previously, and embedding the .so file into the binary. should be more in line with packaging conventions/guidelines now.

new non-git release version coming soon!

erbrecht commented on 2020-12-08 20:03 (UTC)

take a look at my post

don't want to clutter this up with unrelated discussions. but any feedback in the forum is greatly appreciated!

Svenstaro commented on 2020-12-08 19:27 (UTC)

Sure, what do you need feedback on?

erbrecht commented on 2020-12-08 19:04 (UTC)

I've been looking at a plain 'noisetorch' package, but I'm going to need a little feedback first.

Svenstaro commented on 2020-11-16 20:00 (UTC)

Exactly. Such a package would also make a fine candidate for addition to [community].

erbrecht commented on 2020-11-16 19:32 (UTC)

So you'd like to see a 'noisetorch' package that builds from source, but builds from tagged releases instead of the master branch? Essentially the '-bin' version but built from source?

Svenstaro commented on 2020-11-16 14:53 (UTC)

Since you manage the other two noisetorch packages, could you also create a non-git release version since noisetorch has some releases available?

erbrecht commented on 2020-11-16 13:38 (UTC)

Thanks for the info regarding the patch. It's no longer included and is building/installing/running fine for me as well.

NiklasM commented on 2020-11-15 04:46 (UTC)

I just built the whole project without the main.go patch because in the release notes to version 8 ( it is noted: "Regular builds with make will not contain an updater anymore". It seems to work fine on my end without the patch (looks exactly like with patch) and this patch can thus probably be removed.

NiklasM commented on 2020-11-15 04:32 (UTC)

To install version noisetorch-git-0.8.2.r0.g39c1e37-1 I also needed to update the patch file like @kageurufu because the patch that disables the self/auto updater is again broken.

kageurufu commented on 2020-11-12 23:05 (UTC)

I've gotten this building again, and uploaded a patch for the PKGBUILD and main.patch at

erbrecht commented on 2020-08-03 13:52 (UTC)

I updated the pkgbuild to include the changes suggested by @yochananmarqos.

The patch that disables the self/auto updater was broken, so I pushed a new patch as well.

yochananmarqos commented on 2020-08-02 17:08 (UTC) (edited on 2020-08-02 17:09 (UTC) by yochananmarqos)


Add this in prepare():

  export GOPATH="$srcdir/gopath"
  go clean -modcache

Add this after make in build():

  go clean -modcache

reztho commented on 2020-08-02 11:38 (UTC)

I think making a package from this PKGBUILD, it made a $HOME/go directory in my system. PKGBUILDs are not supposed to write in the users home. Please, check if it's the case and find a way to manage the depending GO packages installation inside src dir when making this package.

erbrecht commented on 2020-08-01 01:50 (UTC)

Thanks I made that change. I was pushing some changes to the build process anyway so this was an easy change to include.

yochananmarqos commented on 2020-07-31 19:53 (UTC) (edited on 2020-07-31 19:53 (UTC) by yochananmarqos)

The desktop file is broken:


Should be:

sed -i 's/noisetorch.png/noisetorch/g' "assets/noisetorch.desktop"
install -Dm644 "assets/noisetorch.desktop" -t \

erbrecht commented on 2020-07-25 01:04 (UTC) (edited on 2020-07-25 01:05 (UTC) by erbrecht)

there is a slight change in the way the source is compiled starting with version 0.5.3.beta.r1.g5ce761a-2. previously, i was changing the default generated config file to disable the built-in updater. i'm now leaving that generated config default and removing the code that actually checks for updates. i only mention this because versions previous to 0.5.3.beta.r1.g5ce761a-2 will have a non-default configuration file. the default config is: Threshold = 95 DisplayMonitorSources = false EnableUpdates = true