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On Linux the easiest way to install JackTrip is to use the distribution's package manager. However, this may not be the most up-to-date version. For the most recent version, go to the Github releases page below.

sudo dnf install jacktrip
sudo apt install jacktrip

Latest release

If your distribution doesn't include the latest release in their repository, there are different alternative options to install from.

Ubuntu users can install from a PPA repository maintained by the packager of Ubuntu's official JackTrip packages.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:umlaeute/jacktrip
sudo apt update
sudo apt install jacktrip

Debian stable users can obtain their latest version from the Debian backports repository.

As an example for Debian Bullseye follow these steps:

mkdir -p /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
echo "deb bullseye-backports main" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/backports.list
apt-get update
apt-get install -t bullseye-backports jacktrip

The GitHub releases page also includes a binary which should run on most Linux distributions (x64). This build is known to not look well under Wayland.


macOS installer and application bundle are available on the GitHub releases page. The installer will install the JackTrip app in /Applications, as well as create a link to the jacktrip executable in /usr/local/bin for use in the command line.


Windows installer and executable are available on the GitHub releases page. The installer will add a shortcut to your Start menu.

Experimental builds

To keep up with the latest changes, including experimental functionality, you can access builds from the dev branch for Linux, macOS and Windows at Please note that macOS binaries are not signed, so you need to right-click and select "Open" in order to run them.

Build from Source

To build JackTrip yourself, follow instructions to compile for Linux, MacOS or Windows.