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Documentation : Repository : Meta-Packages

NOTE: The KXStudio project is currently on a break, regular development is expected to return later in 2019. Thanks for understanding.

This section describes all the meta-packages available in the KXStudio repositories, splitted by type.

Meta-Package List

In a tree-like view, the meta-packages are setup like this:

  • kxstudio-meta-all
    • kxstudio-meta-audio
    • kxstudio-meta-audio-plugins
      • kxstudio-meta-audio-plugins-collection
      • kxstudio-meta-audio-plugins-ladspa
      • kxstudio-meta-audio-plugins-dssi
      • kxstudio-meta-audio-plugins-lv2
      • kxstudio-meta-audio-plugins-vamp
      • kxstudio-meta-audio-plugins-vst
    • kxstudio-meta-graphics
    • kxstudio-meta-video
  • kxstudio-meta-restricted-extras
  • kxstudio-meta-wine

Meta-Package Details

The main meta-packages are Audio, Audio-Plugins, Graphics and Video.
The Audio-Plugins meta-package is also split into plugin categories, for anyone that wants more plugins, but not actually more applications.

The 'meta-restricted-extras' is simply a combination of '[k|x]ubuntu-restricted-extras', plus alsa-firmware and linux-firmware-nonfree.
(In this case, "restricted" means that it can't be installed in Ubuntu by default, but you're safe to do it afterwards).

The 'meta-wine' includes Wine audio stuff, useful to install if you want to use Windows plugins after installing the KXStudio ISO.
This includes carla's Windows bridges, dssi-vst, festige, LMMS VST support and WineASIO.


The 'meta-all' package recommends 'meta-restricted-extras' and 'meta-audio' recommends 'meta-audio-plugins'.
Depending on your distro these might be treated as dependencies.

Audio plugins packages that include several formats (like drumgizmo that includes LV2 and VST) or standalone applications (like calf-plugins) are not part of the specific 'meta-audio-plugins-*' packages.
This is because installing those will install additional plugin formats and/or full applications.
To ensure, for example, that you get all possible LV2 plugins, install 'meta-audio-plugins' and 'meta-audio-plugins-lv2'.

The 'meta-audio-plugins-collection' package is an alternative to installing all plugins at once.
If you're the kind of person that only wants to install the best plugins, consider installing this package first before installing other audio meta-packages.
This way installing 'meta-audio' will not pull 'meta-audio-plugins-ladspa', 'meta-audio-plugins-dssi', etc.