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The KXStudio repositories support all Debian versions since 11 (Bullseye) and Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal) or above including Ubuntu 22.04.
They should work on all Debian-based distributions and variants.

The only real requirement is it being a computer capable of running x86_64 (pretty much everything nowadays) or an ARM-based system, which can be armhf (ARM 32bit with neon-vfpv4) or aarch64 (ARM 64bit).
Legacy i686 systems (PCs that cannot do 64bit) are not supported.

Once you have the repositories enabled, you should first update the software sources (using your preferred GUI or simply running sudo apt update),
then either manually install individual packages or the meta-packages to automatically get large sets of audio tools and plugins.
See the Meta-Packages page for more details.

We recommend to install the kxstudio-default-settings package after enabling the repositories.
This will put in place a few system tweaks useful for audio, these include for example, minimizing swap usage and increasing maximum number of open files.

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Bug reports and package requests should be posted in the Repository project page.
Below is information on how to enable the repositories.

Debian / Ubuntu

All Debian and Ubuntu users can enable our repositories by installing this deb file: kxstudio-repos.deb.
You can install it manually by running this:

# Update software sources
sudo apt-get update

# Install required dependencies if needed
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https gpgv wget

# Download package file
wget https://launchpad.net/~kxstudio-debian/+archive/kxstudio/+files/kxstudio-repos_11.1.0_all.deb

# Install it
sudo dpkg -i kxstudio-repos_11.1.0_all.deb

These packages contain:

  • Various sources files that activates the separate repositories
  • GPG keys used for package and repository signing
  • A post-install script that clears up legacy repository setup

Please do not copy these instructions to your own website, wiki, etc.
The packages file link might change at anytime, and so the instructions themselves.
Always refer to this exact page for how-to enable the KXStudio repositories please.